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June 16, 2005

A Public Apology to Chad Brink

So, I was rummaging through my office looking for, well, something to kill a bug, when I came across a copy of Old Man's War. Which I then realized had been sent to me to sign, and I had not returned. And which I also remembered belonged to a person to whom I owed an ARC of Agent to the Stars -- and had for a couple of months now.

So to that person, Chad Brink: Whoops. So very sorry that my brain is apparently 60% cottage cheese. I will send both books out in the mail tomorrow, along with an autographed copy of Book of the Dumb as small compensation for my utter incompetence.

Also, I did not kill that bug with your book. Honest.

Posted by john at June 16, 2005 05:19 PM


Bill Peschel | June 16, 2005 05:45 PM

"Also, I did not kill that bug with your book. Honest."

That should increase the value of the book, especially if it inspires you to rewrite Kafka's "Metamorphosis" from the exterminator's point of view.

So smash away. You'd be doing him a favor.

CB | June 16, 2005 05:47 PM

I was going to wait till it had been an even six months before inquiring. I admit I was tempted to comment on your topic below about Athena having writing talents with "Maybe you could have [i]her[/i] sign my book and return it in the mail" :-)

Thanks for the bonus though.


Bill Tozier | June 16, 2005 07:16 PM

Now, there was that (http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Ansible/a86.html)one very rare and valuable Poppy Z. Brite book that cropped up a few years back. "Odor of burning human flesh otherwise fine in slipcase."

Just sayin'....

uhura | June 17, 2005 10:06 PM


When does Agent of the Stars come out again? I was doing my filing and came across the receipt - nearly forgotten I'd ordered it...

John Scalzi | June 18, 2005 08:17 PM

It comes out sometime in July. Amazon has it as August 1, but I'm pretty sure pre-orders will be shipped before then.

CB | July 19, 2005 02:45 PM

John... did you forget again?

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