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December 21, 2004

The Author's Heart Thrills And Fears

This person walked uphill in the snow, both ways, to get Old Man's War.

Actually, she didn't really walk uphill, in the snow, both ways. But there was snow, she had to go to more than one store, and she did parallel park in a parking structure to get the book. Which I figure is the early 21st century equivalent. So thank you, dear reader, for making the effort. Thank all of you who make the effort to rouse yourself toward the general direction of a book store (or Amazon), to do the same.

Of course, now I'm paranoid that she'll get through the book, scrunch up her face, and think "I parallel-parked in a parking structure for this?!?" And will then find me and beat me to death with my own book. So here's hoping she does indeed find the book worth all the effort. And if she doesn't, that she will have to walk uphill in the snow, both ways, to beat me to death with it.

Posted by john at December 21, 2004 04:41 PM

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Nick | December 22, 2004 06:50 AM

How can you walk uphill both ways? Shouldn't it be downhill in at least one direction?

John Scalzi | December 22, 2004 08:46 AM

Heh. Well, see. That's what made it *special.*

Kai | December 23, 2004 02:04 AM

I'd like to give Old Man's War as a gift to a soldier who is about to go trudging through the sand for 7 - 14 months, but he has to keep his pack lightweight. An audiobook of OMW would be perfect...I don't suppose you have that in the works? I could, after all, buy an iTalk and read the entire book into my iPod (with your permission, of course), but that would take a while.

John Scalzi | December 23, 2004 08:14 AM

I certainly don't mind if you make a personal recording of the book to make as a gift. If he's going to have a pda or laptop, of course, I could just provide you with an electronic copy. E-mail me.

Uncle.Chachi | December 24, 2004 12:11 PM

Hi John,

Amazon finally started shipping OMW! (Today, the 24th)



Tor | December 29, 2004 12:36 PM

OMW is now sold out at Borders at 57th and Madison in NYC - I guess it must be popular :)

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