An In-Store Event!
This is an IN-STORE EVENT with author John Scalzi. The event will consist of a 30 minute discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience, and finally a book signing.
ATTENDING THE EVENT? Purchasing a copy of STARTER VILLAIN through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event. Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. We highly recommend ordering books in advance of the event, as there's always a chance we will sell out by the event day. Purchasing your books through Mysterious Galaxy allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!
Seating is limited and is not guaranteed. Please arrive early if you wish to secure a seat. The author will sign as many copies of the event book you have (STARTER VILLAIN) plus up to 3 additional items. If you have more than 3 additional items, you're welcome to re-enter the line to have the rest signed.
How to Order a book from John Scalzi if you're attending the event:
How to Order a Signed/Personalized book from John Scalzi if you're not attending the event:
About the Author
JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular SF authors of his generation. His debut, OLD MAN'S WAR, won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers include THE LAST COLONY, FUZZY NATION, REDSHIRTS (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), THE LAST EMPEROX, and 2022's THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Material from his blog, Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com), has earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
About STARTER VILLAIN
Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan.
Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie.
But becoming a supervillain isn't all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they're coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital.
It's up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good.
In a dog-eat-dog world...be a cat.