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September 15, 2005

The Ghost Brigades, Completed

At 3:28 am 9/15/05. 95,000 words exactly.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a sequel.

Posted by john at September 15, 2005 03:30 AM

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sam young | September 15, 2005 03:42 AM



Lisa | September 15, 2005 04:03 AM

Woo Hoo!!


Now go get some sleep so you can show us your shiny present tomorrow.

Scott Lynch | September 15, 2005 04:31 AM

Congratulations on a squalling baby book, John.

Tom | September 15, 2005 04:39 AM

Congrats :) -- now off to an editor

Burns! | September 15, 2005 04:50 AM

I don't mean to sound less than excited about the book and all. I mean, you know, congratulations.

What I really want to see is the shiny present.

Mark Siegal | September 15, 2005 05:13 AM

Congrats! But hey, I thought you didn't want it marketed as a sequel. :)

Very much looking forward to reading this, once it's out.

Mris | September 15, 2005 06:13 AM

Yay book!

James Goodman | September 15, 2005 08:19 AM

Yay!!! Congrats on finishing it in such a...er, timely manner. :)

Leslie | September 15, 2005 08:27 AM

congratulations on completion! so when wil it be out - been waiting eagerly for ages!

jess | September 15, 2005 08:35 AM

Yay! I can't wait to read it, I really enjoyed Old Mans' War.

Sue | September 15, 2005 08:40 AM

That's fabulous news, John. Congratulations!

Kevin Q | September 15, 2005 08:42 AM

Congratulations! Really looking forward to reading this one.


Lee | September 15, 2005 09:02 AM

:-D What great news for an otherwise cloudy morning. :-)

John, do you know when it will be published? (I.e., hit the bookshelves...)

John Scalzi | September 15, 2005 09:07 AM

The Amazon listing says February 21. I had heard March. Either way: Early in 2006.

Laura | September 15, 2005 09:30 AM

That's fantastic! Congratulations! So when do we get to see the shiny present?

John Scalzi | September 15, 2005 09:33 AM

Well, hopefully today. It hasn't arrived yet, though.

Fuzzy | September 15, 2005 10:01 AM

Congrats. "Exactly"? Is it like filling the gas tank up to (I was about to write $10.00 and realized how out-of-date that was) $40.00?

The End.

(Tools --> Word Count. 94,992 words)

The End. For now.

(Tools --> Word Count. 94, 994 words)

The End. For now, my dear readers, from me, John.)

(Tools --> Word Count. 95, 000 words)

John Scalzi | September 15, 2005 10:04 AM

Heh. No. It was just a coincidence, really. And thirty of those words are chapter headings, in any event.

shana | September 15, 2005 10:37 AM

what a thrill! you should be proud.

elizabeth bear | September 15, 2005 10:58 AM


John Scalzi | September 15, 2005 11:06 AM

And to you, Elizabeth!

tonydismukes | September 15, 2005 11:21 AM

Congrats! I look forward to reading it.

Jon | September 15, 2005 11:45 AM

Congrats, dude!

Joe Rybicki | September 15, 2005 11:57 AM

Glad you didn't have to shoot yourself. Good work.

Erbo | September 15, 2005 12:06 PM

Woo-friggin'-hoo! The only thing is, now it's going to be a long, long wait until February or March...

(And hopefully I won't be reading TGB for the first time while in a hospital, the way I was with OMW.)

MAB | September 15, 2005 12:07 PM

Yay! Congrats! :)

Patrick | September 15, 2005 12:39 PM


And I'm just waiting to see what the shiny new present is.

Jody the Librarian | September 15, 2005 03:02 PM

As someone addicted to the written word, thanks for being my supplier! I look forward to finding out about Jane.

JonathanMoeller | September 15, 2005 05:08 PM


Mark Ensley | September 16, 2005 03:38 AM

A toast to the new book!

(taps glass against monitor) *tink*

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