Oh, Look, a Box of Kaiju ARCs

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.

— JS

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

16 replies on “Oh, Look, a Box of Kaiju ARCs”

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.

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!

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.

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