A Very Scalzi Christmas

John Scalzi - Bill's Stuff - ARC

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Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Natalie Metzger.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! ‘Tis the season...for Santa’s lawyer to talk about the legal status of the workshop elves, for Christmas to arrive in an unexpected month, and for the innkeeper at the nativity to spill the beans about what really went down on that one night in Bethlehem. 

It’s not just Christmas. It’s A Very Scalzi Christmas.

New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi gift-wraps fifteen short takes on the holiday season—interviews with holiday notables, “informational” articles about TV specials and Christmas carols, short stories and poems, and even a couple of nods to Thanksgiving and New Year’s—and puts them all into a stocking stuffer-sized package that makes the perfect gift for friends, family, or yourself.

With stories both funny and touching, A Very Scalzi Christmas also features three new stories exclusive to this collection: “Christmas in July,” “Jangle the Elf Grants Wishes” and “Resolutions For the New Year.” 

A wonderful collection for the most wonderful time of the year.

John Scalzi is the New York Times bestselling author of Head On, The Consuming Fire and Redshirts, which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Two stories in Miniatures, Scalzi’s previous short story collection from Subterranean Press, were adapted for the Netflix anthology series Love, Death & Robots. Scalzi lives in Ohio with his family. He always stays up late on Christmas Eve, waiting to see Santa. 

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Science Fictional Thanksgiving Grace
  • A Bitter November
  • The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time
  • An Interview With Santa's Lawyer
  • A Personal Top 10 of Things That Are Not Titles to Christmas Songs and/or Lifetime Holiday Movies and Honestly I Don't Understand Why
  • Christmas in July
  • Interview With Santa's Reindeer Wrangler
  • 8 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Holiday Music
  • Jackie Jones and Melrose Mandy
  • Interview with the Christmas Bunny
  • Jangle the Elf Grants Wishes
  • Script Notes on The Birth of Jesus
  • Sarah's Sister
  • Interview With the Nativity Innkeeper
  • Resolutions for the New Year

Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies

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Publisher Subterranean Press