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January 08, 2007

Some Nice News for The Last Colony

My tireless network of spies tells me that The Last Colony will be the main science fiction selection of the Science Fiction Book Club in the June mailing (which will go out in May, which is, of course, when the book will be generally released). This is indeed a good thing. Thanks, SFBC!

Posted by john at January 8, 2007 04:13 PM

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Chang, who gets nothing! | January 8, 2007 04:33 PM

huh. if i sign up for SFBC now will i get the book then? I could just get it when it comes out in May.

Steve Nagy | January 8, 2007 05:43 PM

Congrats. SFBC puts out some nice books. Could this mean an omnibus is in the works too? :-)

Jim Wright | January 8, 2007 07:58 PM

Omnibus? Isn't that one of those big articulated mass transit jobbers that seats like a hundred commuters? I don't think SFBC does that.

Lee | January 8, 2007 09:06 PM

Hey, John,

One of your peeves last year made the word of the year.


Now, you should worry if you are gonna get "Plutoed" or you might hear Athena swear that her BFF just got plutoed on her list.

Jas | January 8, 2007 09:24 PM

Not to threadjack, but Plutoed? Honestly. Has anyone that reads this blog even ever heard the word out there in the wild? I sure hadn't, nor have I even since it was selected.

Oh, and congrats on the SFBC nod. That's sure to make you and Tor happy for the coming year.

Steve Buchheit | January 8, 2007 09:34 PM

Congrats on the club picking it up. Now, of course, this will mean that first TOR edition will be worth all that much more in future ages.

Steve Buchheit | January 8, 2007 10:05 PM

So, does this count as a second printing (handled by Tor), or as a secondary rights sale? I've heard the club doesn't pay well, but I've never heard how the contract is actually handled.

John Scalzi | January 8, 2007 10:22 PM

It's a secondary rights sale. The money was good enough.

Robert | January 8, 2007 10:26 PM

SFBC ... cool. I remember signing up for that when I was thirteen. Thought I was big-time.

But, that was the seventies and I was a geek and we won't talk about that anymore.

I'm new to your fiction and am enjoying The Android's Dream. I like it so much that I even put it on my Amazon storefront as one of the features. I'll be looking for more of your work after this.

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