John Scalzi and Tor Books sign 13 book, 10 year, $3.4M deal

A decade after Tor published his first novel, Scalzi's committed to writing 10 adult and 3 young adult novels for Tor over the next ten years.

Included in the deal are a new series, as well as sequels to Lock-In and Old Man's War.

This. Is. Great.

Gooooooooo SCALZI!

Patrick Nielsen Hayden, the executive editor for Tor, said the decision was an easy one. While Mr. Scalzi has never had a “No. 1 best seller,” he said, “he backlists like crazy.”

“One of the reactions of people reading a John Scalzi novel is that people go out and buy all the other Scalzi novels,” Mr. Nielsen Hayden said.

He said Mr. Scalzi sells “a healthy five-figure number of his books every month,” and that he “hasn’t even begun to reach his full potential audience.”

John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books [John Schwartz/NYT]

Tor Books Announces a Decade of John Scalzi [Tor.com]

(Image: Creepy Hagiographic Photo, John Scalzi)

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  1. Golly gosh gee whiz, I'm going to quit my job and take up fiction writing full-time! That's where the money is!

    (ETA: That was a joke.)

  2. This is awesome. John is one of my favourite authors, in terms of books... And also one of my favourite internet personalities.

  3. Scalzi isn't a violent Neo-Nazi, like Day is, and is part of the group who thinks the Hugos shouldn't be taken over by violent Neo-Nazis like Day.

  4. Apparently Scalzi was sarcastic to him on a blog ten years ago. And therefore Day must destroy everything the SF fandom holds dear because that's what sane people do, damnit.

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