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January 04, 2007

Pretty, Pretty, Shiny, Shiny

Look what I got in my hot little hands today:

It smells nice, too.

I also signed an ARC to be part of the Mike Ford Auction at Boskone, so if you want a sneak preview, now you have an excuse to attend that particular SF convention and bid. And since I plan to be Boskone, I'll even personalize it for you.

In other news, I managed to stay awake past 10pm tonight. Go me!

Posted by john at January 4, 2007 11:11 PM

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Althoff | January 4, 2007 11:33 PM


Aaron Brown | January 5, 2007 02:03 AM

"And since I plan to be Boskone . . . "

You plan to BE Boskone? You mean people that if I were to register for Boskone I'd be registering to attend YOU? What kind of accomodations do you offer? Will you have other speakers, or is this more of a "pay money for some Scalzenfreude" kind of thing?

Chang who love eat brainz and watch Czechanimation! | January 5, 2007 06:16 AM

Ooh, the precious. It likes us. We read it???

Captain Button | January 5, 2007 07:47 AM

"And since I plan to be Boskone . . . "

'You plan to BE Boskone?'

This could also mean he plans to be a council of intergalactic evil overlords.

(Don't call him a zwilnick, that really makes him go all Delgonian on you.)

John | January 5, 2007 07:47 AM


Can't wait.

I finished TAD last night, btw. I think it's your best yet. Loved all the jokes, although I think I might fit in well with the Nugentians.

Steve Buchheit | January 5, 2007 07:54 AM

(sniff) ah, printer's dust, just like fairy dust.

Looks all shiney, and ANOTHER SciFi essentials feather, congrats!

Andrew | January 5, 2007 09:05 AM

There are a handful of advantages to being a newspaper reporter. Money isn't one, but being friendly with the book-review editor is. :) Methinks a walk to her office is in order....

Steve Buchheit | January 5, 2007 09:15 AM

Andrew, WAIT! If you snarf it now, there won't be a Scalzi review (unless you're writing it yourself, or you're just putting dibbs on it, which, you know, one of those big "special" cookies helps).

ern | January 5, 2007 02:16 PM

Can't wait!

I should be getting TAD in the mail tomorrow, and if it's as good as everyone says it is (and I'm sure it is) I'll be done reading it by Sunday!

Andrew Cory | January 5, 2007 03:12 PM

I hope they're sending out such things to booksellers. I'll have to see if I can't get my hot little hands on one...

PixelFish | January 5, 2007 03:41 PM

Ooooo, pretty. As of yesterday, I have finished my fourth Scalzi book.

Carl V. | January 5, 2007 06:16 PM

I'm drooling....

Craig Ranapia | January 5, 2007 10:59 PM

Well, apropos of nothing, 'The Ghost Brigades'- like 'Old Man's War' - got the highest vote of confidence from my better half: Took it out on the porch after breakfast (it's a southern hemisphere summer, so you can do that) and he didn't have lunch until he finished it just after 2.00pm. Not quite as impressive as a full page review in the NYT Book Review, or a Hugo nomination, but he's one hard buzzard to please... and we're both looking forward to the precious. :)

Andrew | January 9, 2007 09:25 AM

Steve: No worries. I'll snarf the thing in a day or two, then quietly replace it.

So far it hasn't appeared, though.

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