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The problem I’m running into is that, although the cover looks the same, I don’t think it’s the same book. I suspect it’s a TPB of the original hardcover.
@sadock, I don’t understand your statement “I suspect it’s a TPB of the original hardcover.” Do you mean that you think there are both a HC and a TPB and you only wan the HC?
Holy Shit, I can’t believe Scott has been podcasting for 10 years now. I don’t think I started right away, but I know I was listening at the end of 2006 for sure. All I know is that Scott and his work has been around for some of the biggest moments in my life since then.
I first heard about Scott while listening to an interview he did for This Week in Science, and was struck by how enthusiastic he was about the science in Ancestor and his origins in Michigan. I can remember listening to the Rookie while walking between the two campuses of the U of Minnesota, twin cities, trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life and if I wanted to continue to bang my head against the wall at the U. I can remember listening to his podcasts on the long drive between home and college, being a slim connection to humanity on the long, empty stretches of roads around my family’s house.
I remember listening to the first run of Nocturnal, and getting antsy waiting for him to first write, then podcast the next chapter. And yes, I remember the boat ending, and still think Sigler does a better Pooks.
I can remember Scott talking about the troubles with both Mooks the dog and the Evil Queen’s radioactive spit. That look behind the scenes, into his personal life has always stuck me as unique, something other relatively famous people don’t do.
I can remember the time that I was able to cross the line and have Scott unfollow me on Twitter during the 2008 election. I think I tweeted something insulting to McCain.
I was listening to an episode on my first night shift as a cna, trying to stay active and motivated at 3a.m. I still use episodes of the podcast as motivation to get up and moving.
I can remember the first time I met Scott at a book reading in Chicago and asking a question about how Pookie was able to manage child support for all of his kids. My sister and brother-in-law came with me on the roadtrip. They weren’t able to be at the signing, but were there for the pub meetup afterwards. The second meeting, also in Chicago, was pretty awesome as well. Though I think my friend, Heather, made a bigger impression than I did, and I’m surprised that I remembered who BellaDonna420 was by sight.
I remember sitting in my son’s hospital room, waiting to hear the results of his mri to figure out why he was seizing, of holding my son while he slept, putting on headphones and trying to relax into a story, something to try and distract me.
I think I’ve read ever Gfl book at least 5 times now, Ancestor, Infected and Earthcore as well. And I get a excited when I see a reference to Scott in other authors work, like the ship named after him in Nathan Lowell’s Quarter Share series. Though I still don’t understand the rivalry with Hutchins.
I still get a thrill whenever I can talk about Scott’s work, passing on the stank gleefully, and I know my girlfriend just rolls her eyes when I get going. Why she puts up with me and my love of Scott is beyond me, but I love her for it. Let’s just hope she still loves me after our roadtrip to Siglerfest this year.
Holy Crap, that’s a lot of “I” statements, but what I’m trying to say is; Thank you, Scott, for continuing to produce all the great works that have been a part of my life and here’s to another 10 years of great writing.
P.S. A’s work with Scott has been amazing. Thank you for keeping him on the straighter and narrower and producing content somewhat on time, and for all that you do for the junkies. I am still amazed at your response time to emails and the like.
I know, I know.
Scott was the first EVER audio book I have ever listened to in my life, he broke my cherry! And how can I forget that. We shared a moment and as a result, no other author can even get close! (creeping enough?)
Here you go @Sadock. I took this pic right after SF2K14 so it does not include my galley copy of Alive, but here’s my Sigler Shrine in all it’s glory.
No one posted in the first 51 hours except me? Really?
That doesn’t bode well for future Junkie participation in these forums. I wonder if it’s because people can use their phones/tablets with the Facebook app to access that group, but these pages aren’t that accessible unless you’re on a desktop. At least I assume so. I almost never browse on my iPad or iTouch, so I’m just making an educated guess based on what friends have told me and what I’ve read on the interwebs.
@sadock: Wish I could help here, but I got nada.
Am I imagining a business meeting at Balticon 45 with you & @ARealGirl where you said something along the lines of “I wish I could help you out with that, but I only have one of those” when I asked you if there was any way you could get me a copy of this edition? I have a crystal clear memory of that conversation, but my memories of events which occurred pre-2013 are certainly suspect. Did you actually look in your personal collection? I really do think you have a copy. If you do have one, just let me know if it’s a hardcover or TPB and what the copyright date is. At least I think you said you had a copy. I never actually saw it ;P
Yes, it’s true … sometimes people go astray.
At least he had the good taste to consume your work before thy nemesis, the Hutchinnnnssesses!!!!
@eddiejc1: I’ve heard great things about that movie. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!
Are you a die hard Junkie trying to find that elusive, rare, or possibly foreign piece of Sigler Stank to flush out your collection? Maybe you’ve hit a wall and just need a little help from your fellow Junkies.
I know that’s where I find myself today. I’ve been searching for the Polish Infected for close to five years now, and the only place I’ve ever seen it is online via a Google Images search. Lately, I’ve gotten closer and discovered some copies in Poland via Amazon and even one sold direct via Poland.
The problem I’m running into is that, although the cover looks the same, I don’t think it’s the same book. I suspect it’s a TPB of the original hardcover. I’ve sent inquiries, but I don’t speak Polish. And I have no idea if whoever is reading my inquiries reads English. I tried using an online Polish to English translator, but for the information I’m looking for, I doubt the translator is accurate enough. When I read through the translation of Infected‘s description I got the general idea, but many of the details were incorrect.
So, does anyone actually have a copy of Infekcja? I know @scottsigler does because I asked him about getting a copy at SiglerFest 2K11/Balticon 45. I’m suspicious of the Amazon listing because its copyright is listed as 2012. There’s no way our FDØ could have had a copy a full year before the copyright date. If you do, can you tell me if it’s a hardcover or a TPB and what the copyright date is?