Oh, Look, a Box of Kaiju ARCs
Posted on January 26, 2022 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
Tor asked me if I would have a use for extra ARCs and I allowed I might; I have some people I need to slip them to. That said, I suspect at least one will come up for a contest here, uuhhhhh, soon.
(Speaking of which, I emailed the winner of the last Kaiju contest about their win and they never got back to me. If you’re the winner of that last contest, please send me an address! I can’t send it to you without it!)
Also, although you can’t see it from where you are, the publicity wheel for this book has already started turning; I’ve done a few interviews and will have more in the next few days. And then things really start getting busy. Fun! Fun! Fun! Actually it is kinda fun; you will not be shocked to learn I like talking about myself and my work. But it is also a lot of work. I will be sick of hearing myself speak by the end of it, I assure you.
Side question- what is the etiquette for getting rid of an ARC? I have ARCs where I’ve bought the book, and I don’t have the room to hold multiple copies of the same book. I’ve been told by some that the best thing to do is throw out the ARC, unless you have a friend who wants it.
I’d not say no to an ARC of your book. I’m writing this whilst drinking the tea from the February Sakuraco box. Tell Athena that her reviews convinced me to try a three month trial, and I keep extending my subscription. I even write reviews, though not as well as she does.
I’m so looking forward to reading this book! Never owned an ARC though I did own an arc welder for a while… =D
That’s about right, yes. It shouldn’t be out there competing with an actual paid copy. If you don’t have a friend who wants it, toss it. .
I’ll let her know!
I would love to have one of these! Read the sneak peek preview and can’t wait to read the rest.
As an avid reader of all things Scalzi, I did go ahead an preorder a signed copy from SUBTERRANEAN PRESS. Looking forward into the next journey you have written and my first signed copy of one of your books.
My entry in the fake competition for it that I just made up involving haikus featuring the letter K:
King Kong, Godzilla,
Keep it safe – not a killer!
Thank you, sir!
Hubby and Dad get any snack with fish/seafood because I’m allergic. The cats love to sniff and rub the boxes. I think they like the smells of new food and people. At least in Achilles’ case, smells of new people are less threatening.
Ooh…ooh…I want one! Pick me! Pick me! I’m asking you with my brain…
Looking forward to reading this one.
My contest answer: The best scene in Pacific Rim is when the a Jaeger does a flip, which is accomplished by having the humans in its head jump up and grab a handy parallel bar and do a 360.
Runner up best scene: Gottlieb staggers across a landscape of urban rubble to get violently sick in a toilet that just happens to be there. Del Toro is the best!
Depending on the ARC, I’d take em off your hands – i collect ARCs 😇😎
If interested, denelian at Yahoo
Will you be doing a book tour in support of TKPS? I always enjoy catching your live appearances.
When you originally talked about writing this book, I had little to no interest in it. Godzilla type books/movies are not my cup of tea. But when Tor offered that free sampler of the first five chapters, I got it out of idle curiosity more than anything else.
I would like to apologize for doubting you. I was really mad when I got to where I expected Chapter 6 to be, and it wasn’t there!
So, this is the long version of me saying yes, I’d be interested in an ARC, and I’ll keep an eye out for any contest you post. Otherwise, I’ll be buying a copy when it comes out.
Back when I had regular book review columns – and was accumulating ARCs in industrial quantities – one thing I did with a portion of the surplus was to donate a boxful most years to my local SF convention’s charitable fund-raising auction. That generated modest income for the Clarion scholarships the organization was supporting, and made a sufficient dent in my shelf space that I could sort of keep up with the influx.
I’d love it if I could just get approved for the eARC on NetGalley. But, I’m happy to say that my county library system already approved my recommendation to pre-order. So, one way or the other, I’ll be reading it soon.
Those look nifty, a membership matters vibe.