Back From California
Posted on October 23, 2017 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
As you know if you follow me here or on other social media, I’ve lately been in the great state of California. What was I doing there? Well, in no particular order, going to and being a photographer for my niece’s wedding, seeing family and friends, having business meetings and going to my 30th(!) high school reunion. Not all at once, mind you. Mostly one after the other.
It was both an enjoyable and productive trip, but now I’m home and glad to be here and seeing my pets and sleeping in my own bed. I’ve also got about two weeks of mail to sift through. One thing I did open up immediately, however: The box from Tor that contained my author copies of the Old Man’s War mini-hardcover. Folks, it looks great, inside and out. I’m super pleased with this edition and would recommend it highly even if I wasn’t the author. If you’ve been looking for a print edition, this is the one to get.
In any event: I’m back in Ohio! And it’s nice to be home.
Still Life: Book with Kitteh!
Just finished reading “The Dispatcher”! I loved it! Will there be more stories from this very interesting world?
And love the cat and book picture, too.
Definitely getting it if reaches my end of the world. Listened to it twice, along with the others in the series, but need hard copies.
Not being familiar with mini hardcover books, could you please show us a picture of it next to a regular sized hardcover book, for scale.
Just the right sized book for a cat to read
Who knew the most interesting cat in the world lives in Ohio?
From the photo, you can see that the book is approximately twice as long as a cat’s head.
If you want more precision, you could always see what google has to say for “size of mini-hardcover book old man’s war”.
I did google it, with various wordings, before asking and was left none the wiser, so I thought it worth a shot to ask nicely.
nikittariber, the amazon page shows dimensions as 4.4″ x 1″ x 7.3″, 416 pages. that’s about 1/4″ taller and wider than my closest stack of paperbacks.Personally, I bet it is thicker than 1′, or they’ve used really thin paper. the hardcovers I’ve got close by seem to be running about 6.5 by 9.
Maybe I missed it, but…did you indulge your love of In&Out? :)
More than once!
Also, for those curious about the size differential between the mini-format and the traditional format:
Will you be going to Jay and Mary’s to sign and personalize some? They would make a good gift.
So what is the In&Out order. As a lifelong SoCal person, I’m Interested!
I’d also like the answer to karlsoap’s question (October 23rd, 6:51 PM).
Thanks for the picture. The one in traditional size is the exact same version as the one I have a copy of, so that’s gives me a good idea of it. Cute size. More practical to carry with you, I’d imagine.