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March 06, 2007

The Scalzi Creative Sampler

This is another one of my "put it up there to establish a permanent link to it" things. In this case, this entry is an index of the creative work I have online that people can access for free.

Here's what's on offer; this entry will be updated from time to time, when more of my stuff goes up.

* Agent to the Stars -- a complete novel, published in limited edition hardcover by Subterranean Press in 2005, and in an upcoming edition from Tor (likely in 2008).

* The first chapter of The Android's Dream, published by Tor in October of 2006.

* "The Sagan Diary," audio version -- an audio version of my 2007 novelette, set in the universe of the "Old Man" books (and occurring sequentially between the books The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony. Read by Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, Karen Meisner, Ellen Kushner, Helen Smith and Cherie Priest.

* Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (pdf link) -- An issue of Subterranean Magazine guest-edited by me. Featuring stories by Allen Steele, Jo Walton, Nick Sagan, Elizabeth Bear and many others.

* "Alien Animal Encounters" -- a short story published in Strange Horizons magazine, in October, 2001

* "Missives from Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results" -- A short story published by Subterranean Magazine Online, February, 2007

* "Pluto Tells All" -- A short story published by Subterranean Magazine Online, May, 2007

* Music For Headphones -- My album of electronica

"Saturn Speaks" -- A single electronica track, based on recorded sounds from the planet Saturn.

Posted by john at March 6, 2007 11:16 PM

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Jude | March 7, 2007 12:40 AM

Darn. Now I suppose I no longer have an excuse to have never read anything you've written except this blog (oh, and the first line of Android's Dream which I saw in a Barnes & Noble, but was too poor to buy).

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 12:41 AM

Jude -- Libraries are your friends.

Nikitta | March 7, 2007 04:31 AM

Aaaaw! You're nice!

The Sagan Diary, which we had ordered, finally arrived yesterday and I didn't want to listen to the audio version before reading the book, so now I can listen to it when I get home, without having to search for it first.


Denis Moskowitz | March 7, 2007 07:43 AM

Somehow I had not seen "Missives from Possible Futures" before. The number 1155 has never been so funny.

Simon Haynes | March 7, 2007 07:50 AM

Hey John, Old Man's War is the #1 bestseller for February at Fantastic Planet bookstore here in Perth, Western Australia.

Thanks for nicking the spot I held last month mutter grumble.


John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 08:47 AM

Yes, I saw that on the store's blog.

I wonder if I can get Tor to put in an Australian leg of my book tour.

Steve Buchheit | March 7, 2007 09:29 AM

John, "put in an Australian leg of my book tour"

For some reason, I was reminded of John Perry's first mission on Coral with this one.

"We'll just attach this leg, here. Activate the nanos..."

Steve Buchheit | March 7, 2007 09:32 AM

Dang it, that image flushed out all the other thoughts and I forgot to crack the "Life is like a box of Scalzi" joke.

Chang who is also Chuckles | March 7, 2007 09:55 AM

"fungdu on his Johnson"

"get a hummer from their fungdu"

Pure. Comedic. Genius.

Kate | March 7, 2007 10:05 AM

I've been spending all morning listening to the electronica album. I was abit skeptical at first, but you blew my doubt out of the water.I absolutely love it. Your mix of world beats and instruments combined with what seems to be raw emotion gets a permanent link on my blog and a place in my playlists.


Political.Asylum | March 7, 2007 11:38 AM

The Sarcastic Idiocy Forum reminds you that Barbaro died for your sins.


John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 11:49 AM

Not a self-pimp thread, PA.

Simon Haynes | March 8, 2007 04:21 AM

Did you know OMW was also #1 at Infinitas bookstore in Feb?

Bestseller list in their March newsletter, here:

kamagurka | March 12, 2007 08:16 AM

You know what's *really* awesome?
I bought "Agent to the Stars" from an Amazon seller, used. When it arrived, and I opened it, what stared back at me? The author's signature! Man.

Simon Haynes | May 13, 2007 10:36 AM

That's great, as long as it's not personalised 'To my dearest auntie Maude, whose encouragement meant so much' or similar.

Juliette | May 17, 2007 04:32 AM

I have a slightly different question to the person who is clearly doing something right from a person who currently doesn’t.
Am I right to assume that everybody else out there who has written a book is more sociable and better connected than I am? Perhaps I am just being a bit insecure about the whole thing? Should I be reaching out and making new connections with the outside world?
I always thought that to be an author meant writing, but recently I have discovered that it is more about selling. Something which unfortunately I am not very good at. Somewhere between holding down a job because one has to eat and bringing up my son I am losing the motivation for trying to publish my work and beginning to accept that hard work doesn’t necessarily means success. But deep inside I know that even this acceptance is wrong. My mum used to tell me that “where is the will there is is the way” but I just can not see it. Can you?

John Scalzi | May 17, 2007 09:37 AM


"Am I right to assume that everybody else out there who has written a book is more sociable and better connected than I am?"


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