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I'm giving away an ARC (that's an early version mostly for reviewers) of "Don't Live For Your Obituary" my upcoming collection on writing, over at my site. It's open to everyone everywhere, but only for the next two days. Go over and enter for your chance to get it!

(Oh, and maybe pre-order the signed, limited hardcover edition while you're at it...)

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2017/07/21/win-this-arc-of-dont-live-for-your-obituary/

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The JoCo Cruise -- the cruise I'm part of every year, filled with music, comedy and general nerdery -- has announced its initial lineup for the 2018 voyage, which next year takes place in February. It's an excellent adventure every year, and if you've never been (and if you like nerd-based fun) it's something I highly suggest. More acts are certain to be added later. If you want to be part of it -- or just want to learn more -- visit the cruise site at https://jococruise.com/ See you on the seas!
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Some big news for the day: Subterranean Press announced "Don't Live For Your Obituary," my forthcoming collection of essays about writing and the writing life. It'll be out in December in a signed limited hardcover edition and also in ebook. There will be just 1,000 copies of the signed hardcover, so if you want one, pre-ordering now is an excellent idea. Just follow the link!
http://subterraneanpress.com/dont-live-for-your-obituary

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On the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, I have thoughts on the series and what it means today, from the point of view of someone who initially assumed (incorrectly!) that it wasn't for him. Enjoy.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2017/06/26/harry-potter-and-the-initially-dismissive-but-ultimately-appreciative-fan/

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Something for fans of the Midnight Star video games I helped put together: a serialized story set in that universe, written by novelist and lyricist John Shirley. It's available on Bound, an app for serialized fiction (iOS). I think this is pretty cool. All the details are at the link.

http://www.getbound.io/new-sci-fi-series-purgatorio-launching-today/

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Over at Entertainment Weekly, there's a cover reveal for my next book Head On, plus an exclusive excerpt!

http://ew.com/books/2017/06/19/john-scalzi-head-on-cover-excerpt

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Here's something for you, and for you to share with others: For the next few days (until June 21, 2017), if you're in the US or Canada, you can get an eBook copy of my book Old Man's War for the low, low cost of FREE. You can get it by signing up for the Tor.com eBook of the Month Club. All the details are at the link!

http://ebookclub.tor.com/

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Delighted to say that last night The Dispatcher won the Audie Award in the category of Best Original Work. The Audie Award is the audiobook industry's highest award, so this is a fine honor. Credit to Steve Feldberg and everyone at Audible who helped put this project together, and of course to Zachary Quinto who brought the story to life with his narration. I'm thrilled. This is a fine way to start June. 
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Saga Press announced their anthology Robots vs. Fairies, to which I've contributed a story. It'll be out in January of 2018. The announcement story is here, on the B&N SF/F blog, along with the full list of contributors:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/announcing-robots-vs-fairies/

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Cory Doctorow and I went on tour together to promote our new books, and one of our stops was Google, where they recorded the two of us giving an hourlong talk. Watch how nerdy the two of us can be together!

https://youtu.be/LAeao2s_3Cg
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