Agent to the Stars eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Agent to the Stars by John ScalziThe ebook for Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi is now on sale for $2.99!*

About Agent to the Stars: The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: They’re hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish.

So getting humanity’s trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal.

Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He’s one of Hollywood’s hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it’s quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he’s going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.

Buy Agent to the Stars today: B&N Nook | eBooks.com | Google Play | iBooks | Kindle | Kobo

*sale ends July 31

New eBook Novella: To Stand or Fall by John Scalzi

The End of All Things #4: To Stand or Fall by John ScalziThe final episode from John Scalzi’s To Stand or Fall is now available!

About To Stand or Fall: Back on Earth, the beginning and end of all things. The nations of humanity’s home planet have parted ways with the starfaring Colonial Union, the human interstellar empire originally established to keep the home planet free. The Union needs to regain Earth’s trust. The alien races of the Conclave have their own hard choices to face. All of these threads culminate in this, Part Four of the four parts of The End of All Things, John Scalzi’s conclusion to the Old Man’s War tale that began with The Human Division.


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The complete hardcover edition of The End of All Things will be available August 11th.

24 Audiobooks to Match Your Travel Time

Fourth of July weekend is almost here and that has us thinking about SUMMER VACATION! We’ve planned our trip and packed our bags. The car is gassed up and ready to go. But here’s the hardest part: what audiobook are we going to listen to on the drive?

If we’re having this problem, we’re assuming you are too. So we decided to put together a list of recommended audiobooks of varying lengths. Whether it’s a short train ride or a long flight with transfers, here are 24 audiobooks that will help make the journey memorable!

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The Human Division eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

The Human Division by John ScalziThe ebook for The Human Division by John Scalzi is now on sale for $2.99!*

About The Human Division: Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn’t obvious or easy.Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant “B Team,” centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.

Being published online from January to April 2013 as a three-month digital serial, The Human Division will appear as a full-length novel of the Old Man’s War universe, plus—for the first time in print—the first tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson, and a coda that wasn’t part of the digital serialization.

Buy The Human Division today: B&N Nook | eBooks.com | Google Play | iBooks | Kindle | Kobo

*sale ends July 31

New eBook Novella: Can Long Endure by John Scalzi

The End of All Things #3: Can Long Endure by John ScalziThe third episode from John Scalzi’s The End of All Things is now available!

About Can Long Endure: They signed up to defend humans from hostile aliens, but this group of Colonial Union soldiers finds themselves, instead, repeatedly sent to squelch rebellious human colonies that want to leave the CU. It’s not a sustainable situation. Something has to give. Part Three of the four parts of The End of All Things, John Scalzi’s conclusion to the Old Man’s War tale that began with The Human Division.

Buy Can Long Endure today:
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The last episode, To Stand or Fall, publishes on June 30th.

The complete hardcover edition of The End of All Things will be available August 11th.

Tor Books Announces Programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2015

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

 

Once again Tor (Booth# 2707) continues our wildly popular *in-booth signings and giveaways, offering you a chance to meet your favorite authors up close and personal and pick up free books. We’ve got a great line up including appearances by: Brandon Sanderson, Charlie Jane Anders, Susan Dennard, and more!

For excerpts, a spotlight on our newest authors, panel schedules, giveaway times and much more, please visit torbooks2015.com. And make sure to follow @TorBooks on Twitter for up to date information and last minute events.

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

  • 1:00pm—2:00pm Resurgence of Science Fiction, Room 32AB
    Welcome to the promised land, oh geeks and nerds: your time has come. Star Wars is getting new movies, and so is Star Trek. Andy Weir’s The Martian and John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War are heading to the big and small screens and Mars One is looking for volunteers—Science Fiction and the draw of technology, futurism, space and the final frontier are hot on everyone’s mind. Come join Adam Christopher (Made To Kill), Margaret Stohl, Peter Clines, and others as they discuss this renaissance of SF and why now is an exciting time to live in, for both fiction and fact.
  • 2:30pm—3:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA06
  • 1:30pm—2:30pm Authors of Epic Fantasy, Room 24ABC
    How do you best describe stories of epic fantasy? Expansive worlds with long histories, huge casts of characters, political intrigue, massive battles, magic, legend, and much more… they are indeed epic! Join authors of fantasy fiction Peter Orullian (Trial of Intentions), Susan Dennard (Truthwitch), Peter Brett, and others as they discuss their own works, as well as other popular series that have made epic fantasy one of pop culture’s most successful genres.
  • 3:00pm—4:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Greg Van Eekhout, Pacific Fire
  • 3:00pm—4:00pm Worldbuilding, Room 25ABC
    Fact: worlds are important. But how are they made? Join our panel of top authors as they describe how they set the stage for their stories and create a living universe for their characters. Moderated by Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky).
  • 4:30pm—5:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 4:00pm—5:00pm I’m Sleeping with the Lights On: Horror and Thriller Authors in Discussion, Room 25ABC
    Horror and thriller books have an amazing way of keeping readers up at night. From demons to zombies, and from historical to even seemingly mundane settings, certain authors can find bone-chilling ways to make sure the reader keep turning the pages. Join Robert Brockway (The Unnoticeables), Mary Kubica, Matthew Riley, and others as they discuss their books and what motivates them to scare you! Moderated by Del Howison (Midian Unmade), owner of the Dark Delicacies Bookstore.
  • 5:30pm—6:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

Friday, July 10

  • 11:30am—12:30pm Gender in Science Fiction, Room 24ABC
    Pizza rolls, not gender roles! From the strong female protagonist to the battle of the sexes, Science Fiction has long given us the ability to challenge the way we think about traditional gender roles. Come listen to Maryelizbeth Yturralde, owner of the bookstore Mysterious Galaxy, lead acclaimed authors such as Wes Chu (Time Salvager), Nick Cole, and more in a discussion about the importance of gender in Science Fiction, how Science Fiction novels open our minds to non-traditional ideas, and just what is the difference between gender and sex.
  • 1:00pm—2:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 12:00pm—1:00pm Autographing Area, Table AA18 Signing: Luis Royo, The Ice Dragon
  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Brandon Sanderson In-booth sales by Mysterious Galaxy

Saturday, July 11th

  • 12:00pm—1:00pm Family Feud: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy, Room 7AB
    Calling all Nerds! Since the dawn of time we have argued and contemplated crucial matters: What’s cooler? Who would win in a fight? Who would lose? Star Trek or Star Wars? Ironman or Captain America? Now, in an open forum, join us as other diehard Nerds and geek experts—including Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series), Chuck Palahniuk, Ernie Cline, and others—prove their mettle by squaring off into furious debates about the hottest topics in geek culture.
  • 1:30pm—2:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 4:00pm—5:00pm Epic Fantasy, Room 29AB
    Learn about fantasy literature and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Heather Brewer, Jonathan Maberry, Kami Garcia, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series) and Maggie Stiefvater. Moderated by Henry Herz.
  • 5:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Adam Christopher, Made to Kill

Sunday, July 12

*All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.

New eBook Novella: This Hollow Union by John Scalzi

The End of All Things #2: This Hollow Union by John ScalziThe second episode from John Scalzi’s The End of All Things is now available!

About This Hollow Union: Desperate times call for desperate measures. And for the multi-species Conclave, desperate times have arrived. Faced with the prospect of major planets and species leaving the alliance, the Conclave’s leadership has just a few cards left to play…to unpredictable effect. Part Two of the four parts of The End of All Things,John Scalzi’s conclusion to the Old Man’s War tale that began with The Human Division.

Buy This Hollow Union today:
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Release Dates for Upcoming Episodes:

The complete hardcover edition of The End of All Things will be available August 11th.

Science Fiction Sweepstakes

Science Fiction Sweepstakes Prize

Looking for a great science fiction read? Here’s your chance to get started on two awesome series! We’ve got five copies each of Off Armageddon Reef and Old Man’s War to give away.

Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

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Goodreads Sweepstakes: Old Man’s War Boxed Set by John Scalzi

Old Man's War Boxed Set by John Scalzi

About the 
Old Man’s War Boxed Set:

Read the first three books in John Scalzi’s award-winning Old Man’s War series! This box set contains Old Man’s WarThe Ghost Brigades, and The Last Colony.

 

 

 

 

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

About Old Man’s War:
To defend Earth, 75-year-old John Perry will serve on the front lines of an interplanetary war destined to be far, far harder than he can imagine.

 

 

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi About The Ghost Brigades:
Superhuman hybrid Jared Dirac, cloned from a military traitor, desperately hunts for his “father,” the only person who has the answers humanity needs to win the war. But time is running out.

 

 

The Last Colony by John ScalziAbout The Last Colony:
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry lives a peaceful life until his past drags him back into interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.

 

 

 

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends July 8)

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New eBook Novella: The Life of the Mind by John Scalzi

The End of All Things #1: The Life of the Mind by John ScalziThe first episode from John Scalzi’s The End of All Things is now available!

About The Life of the Mind: A down-on-his-luck Colonial Union starship pilot finds himself pressed into serving a harsh master-in a mission against the CU. But his kidnappers may have underestimated his knowledge of the ship that they have, quite literally, bound him to piloting. Part One of the four parts of The End of All Things, John Scalzi’s conclusion to the Old Man’s War tale that began with The Human Division.

Buy The Life of the Mind today:
B&N Nook | eBooks.com | Google Play | iBooks | Kindle | Kobo

Release Dates for Upcoming Episodes:

The complete hardcover edition of The End of All Things will be available August 11th.