John Scalzi's The Human Division

For The Human Division, the latest novel in John Scalzi's Old Man's War series, Tor is teasing the hardcover with staggered digital "episodes." The book is coming out in print (and, simultaneously, in e-book) in May 2013 but, before then, in a first, Tor is releasing the story through a series of e-books, the first of which, called "The B-Team," will be on sale January 15.

The episodes, as Tor is calling each installment, will be released on a weekly basis over the next three months. The first three episodes, all coming out in January, are each priced at 99 cents. Tor said the teaser approach is "an experiment." But the language the house is using, linking a print book to a TV show, is intentional, as senior editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden explained. "Like the episodes of a good high-end cable drama, each [e-serial] has enough internal integrity to work as an enjoyable chunk of story on its own, but each will advance a ‘season’-long storyline as well."

When The Human Division is released in its entirety, in May, it will, Tor noted, have some "exclusive additional material."


Buy those available now and pre-order the rest!


Book List
ISBN-13: 9781466802315
Published: Tor Books, 05/14/2013
Buy the ebook for the entire novel, or buy the installments below ... or buy the actual hardcover at the bottom of this page.

ISBN-13: 9781466830516
Published: Tor Books, 01/15/2013
Available January 15th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830523
Published: Tor Books, 01/22/2013
Available January 22nd ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830530
Published: Tor Books, 01/29/2013
Available January 29nd ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830547
Published: Tor Books, 02/05/2013
Available February 5th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830554
Published: Tor Books, 02/12/2013
Available February 12th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830561
Published: Tor Books, 02/19/2013
Available February 19th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830639
Published: Tor Books, 02/26/2013
Available February 26th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830578
Published: Tor Books, 03/05/2013
Available March 5th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830585
Published: Tor Books, 03/12/2013
Available March 12th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830592
Published: Tor Books, 03/19/2013
Available March 19th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830608
Published: Tor Books, 03/26/2013
Available March 26th ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830615
Published: Tor Books, 04/02/2013
Available April 2nd ...

ISBN-13: 9781466830622
Published: Tor Books, 04/09/2013
Available April 9th ...

The Human Division (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765333513
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Tor Books, 5/2013

Read more about the May 2013 Hardcover ...


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.

About the Author

JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including his massively succesful debut Old Man’s War and the New York Times bestsellers The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts. He is a winner of science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog The Whatever ( He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Praise for The Human Division…

“If anyone stands at the core of the American science fiction tradition at the moment, it is Scalzi.”
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition

“John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.”
—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box

“All the heart and smarts I've come to expect from Scalzi.... Run, don't walk, and get another copy for your kids while you're at it.”
—Cory Doctorow on Zoe's Tale

“Heartstopping in its absolute rightness.”
RT Book Reviews, Top Pick! on The Last Colony

“Astonishingly proficient.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review on Old Man's War