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January 28, 2006

TGB in My Hands

My author copy of The Ghost Brigades. Excellent. Got it right from the editor while I was at Tor, where I had lunch and spent time chatting with Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Irene Gallo and with Tom Doherty, and also had a long, useful chat with my publicist Dot Lin, who is super-cool. In all, a fine experience in the Tor environs. They should do tours.

Posted by john at January 28, 2006 12:37 PM

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Glenn | January 28, 2006 12:52 PM

Is that a "Sci Fi Channel" logo I see on the cover? What's up with that?

Mdean | January 28, 2006 01:45 PM

I'm really looking forward to reading this! I just bought Old Man's War, and read it in a week. OMW was gangsta! :)

elizabeth bear | January 28, 2006 02:02 PM

Cool!

You know you're on the Locus List too, yes?

cherie priest | January 28, 2006 02:16 PM

I'm trying not to hate you just a leetle bit right now, from pure, whiny, green-eyed jealousy. But instead of pouting about it, I will now go back to writing violent zombie attack scenes to work out my frustrations ;-)

John Scalzi | January 28, 2006 02:22 PM

Cherie, don't be jealous of me because of this. Be jealous of me because I stood in the same room as the totally awesome artwork for your upcoming book. Man, that painting is sweet.

Elizabeth: Yes -- I was sent e-mail from some folks about it. Congrats to you too for being on the list as well. All around it's a pretty solid list.

cherie priest | January 28, 2006 02:36 PM

[:: checks for flesh-eating zombies ::]
Maybe I'll just have to write you into this scene ... on general principle!

Burns! | January 28, 2006 02:52 PM

So, maybe I'm focusing on the wrong thing in the picture, but perhaps someone should put pictures into that frame. Unless the Pier 1 insert holds happy memories. (The book is cool, though.)

John Scalzi | January 28, 2006 03:26 PM

Way to go, Mykal. I had just got done telling Shara that no one would notice the lack of pictures. Thanks a LOT.

Martin Wagner | January 28, 2006 06:21 PM

Dot Lin is indeed super cool. Just sayin'.

Primate | January 28, 2006 10:25 PM

Sorry John, but the first thing I noticed was that the book was standing in front of empty picture frames. One of us was bound to say something eventually.

Chris Beck | January 29, 2006 12:17 AM

And here I was going to congratulate you for scoring the lucrative Pier 1 placement contract.

Michael G. Richard | January 29, 2006 01:38 AM

I'm curious about the sci-fi logo too. What's up with that?

Martin Wagner | January 29, 2006 02:53 AM

It's a promotional thing Tor has going on with the Sci-Fi Channel. Every month they pick a book to be part of the "Sci Fi Essentials" line. You'll have to ask John if it significantly boosts his sales. Hopefully so.

JimW | January 29, 2006 11:50 AM

Congrats. I also just finished reading OMW and am eagerly anticipating TGB. In fact, I already had a trip to the bookstore planned when I discovered that is isn't available yet.

Soni | January 30, 2006 02:27 AM

Oh, glee! I can hardly wait. But I can already hear the groans from the local library staff. Between the great stuff that you and Scott Westerfeld have been putting out, the "patron request" review board is getting a wee bit tired of seeing my name pop up on their screens, since I've been on a bit of a crusade to get them kitted out with both you guys' booklist.

Of course, as soon as they catch up I'll be moving on to Cory D and Neil Gaiman, among others. They are shamefully understocked with newer sci-fi. It's quite possible that only my upcoming move back to the East Coast this next year will save me from waking up one day to find a bloody library card reader in my bed.

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