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John Scalzi
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I'm in the New York Times today, along with Tayari Jones, Sloane Crosley, Nell Zink, Gary Shteyngart and Junot Diaz, sharing stories about being on book tour. My story involves buttercream frosting. Oh, yes. 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/22/books/26segel-sidebar.html
Authors recount memorable moments on tour.
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I'm giving away a signed advance reader copy of The End of All Things, and all you have to do to be eligible to win it is to recommend a (newish) book. But hurry, the contest ends 1pm eastern on July 9. Details at the link (which is also where you should leave your recommendations; recs left elsewhere, including here, won't count!)

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/07/08/win-an-arc-of-the-end-of-all-things/
See the ARC of The End of Things that Zeus is assiduously guarding and/or not actually giving a damn about? It could be yours! It could be yours because I'm running a contest to give it away. And here's what you do to enter: In the comment thread, recommend a book that you enjoyed, ...
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Zeus is back in the Chair of Command. ;-)
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A starred review of The End of All Things in Publishers Weekly! A starred review means the magazine found the book to be of special note (which is, you know, nice).
http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-7653-7607-7
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i'd recommend reading The Human Division and The End of All Things in that order
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Hey! The first novella-length episode of The End of All Things, called "The Life of the Mind" is out NOW at your favorite eBook retailer. Over on my site I talk a little bit about the story and where you can get it. I hope you like it and tell your friends about it!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/06/09/the-life-of-the-mind-episode-one-of-the-end-of-all-things-out-now/
Today's the day! “The Life on the Mind,” the first of four novella-length episodes of The End of All Things, the new novel in the Old Man's War series, is now out in electronic form and available at your favorite electronic retailer. Here's the official synopsis of the episode: “A ...
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I just St bought it from Amazon.
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Psssst. Wanna see an excerpt from "The Life of the Mind," the first novella of The End of All Things? Sure you do. Well, here it is. Enjoy! The full novella will be available electronically one week from now, on June 9th!

http://www.tor.com/2015/06/02/excerpt-the-life-of-the-mind-john-scalzi/
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One word: winning.
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For those curious, more details about the deal (and me), including the reveal of the title for the sequel to Lock In.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/05/25/about-that-deal/
I know a lot of you have questions about the book deal I just agreed to, so let me just do that “fake interview” thing I do to answer some of the big ones. Let's begin, shall we? Wait, what happened? Sorry, I was really high last night. Fair enough. Here's the story in the New York Times, ...
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Time to pop some popcorn and log onto sad puppy blogs and start tapping F5...

Congrats John!
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John Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”
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Congrats!

And don't forget the trash!
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In honor of the Pluto flyby today, here's a link to "Pluto Tells All," an interview I had with Pluto, back in 2007, in which we discuss the demotion, which planets are good people, and why Pluto has a problem with Phil Collins. Enjoy!

https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/spring_2007/fiction_pluto_tells_all_by_john_scalzi
Subterranean Press is widely considered to be among the finest specialty publishers in the horror, suspense, fantasy and dark mystery genres.
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You know, in all the New Horizons coverage, I kept thinking that I should check and see what amusing reaction Scalzi might have posted. Somehow I missed this piece the first time around, so thanks!
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The End of All Things US Tour 2015 -- dates, times, cities and an FAQ are all available at my Web site. Come see me on tour!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/07/06/the-end-of-all-things-tour-cities-and-dates-and-an-faq/
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Madison, but no Minneapolis?
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Over at Sundance.tv, where I am writing occasional things about film, I’ve created a quiz in honor of the upcoming Jurassic World movie, featuring somewhat obscure trivia from the first three Jurassic Park films. Get all of the quiz questions correct, and you survive. Miss one or more, and you get killed and possibly eaten by a dinosaur. Which dinosaur? It depends on how many questions you miss!

http://www.sundance.tv/blog/2015/06/what-dinosaur-will-kill-you-a-quiz-65-million-years-in-the-making#
"Jurassic World" comes out this Friday, and if the trailer is any indication, once again the hubris of humanity exposes it to the wrath of…
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+John Scalzi​ I just got eaten by a compsognathus.
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While I was at BEA, the folks at Amazon interviewed me about The End of All Things, my upcoming novel. Here's the interview. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/RHbAbeAw7ww
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I loved picking up the individual audio chapters for "The Human Division". Really excited about this book!
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Next weekend, if you're in or near Chicago, you can attend SFWA's Nebula Award Weekend, featuring Nick Offerman as master of ceremonies. Having presided over several, I can say it's always a great time, with fantastic people. Check it out!

http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/nebula-weekend/
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