Commander Harken: Seems odd you’d name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of.
Captain Reynolds: May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
That’s all I feel like saying on the subject of the recall election right now.
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There are two things happening this week that all proper geeks should be aware of.
First off, Redshirts, is hitting the shelves.
I know, I know…. you can’t really judge a book by its cover. In my opinion, if you’re going to judge, you should do it by the blurbs on the back:
As I mentioned on the blog a couple months back, I got an early read of the book early on this year. As a result, I ended up laughing my ass off at a local restaurant, while everyone stared at me like I was a crazy person. Which is fair enough, I suppose.
If you’re interested, you can read the review I wrote, including the bit where I threaten Scalzi with violence, over here.
The second piece of vital geek news today is the fact that Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, went on sale in paperback this week.
Now this would be news enough by itself, because honestly, Ready Player One was probably the best book I read last year. (And I read a lot.)
But no, the REAL news is that to celebrate the paperback release, Ernest is giving away a DeLorean. Which is somehow manages to be the coolest AND the geekiest promotional thing that I’ve ever run into.
How can you win it? Well, he’s hidden clues in his book. You find the clues, you play some games, you can win his sweet ride.
For the details, you can head over here.
I’ll also mention, just as an aside, that both John Scalzi and Ernest Cline were very cool about donating stuff to Worldbuilders last year. So if you were right on the edge, and just needed one more reason to rush out and buy their books, there it is…