We’ve been talking to Steve Feldberg at Audible about the serialization of John Scalzi’s next novel The Human Division. The first episode, “The B-Team,” is going to drop on January 15th, and there will be an additional episode for the following 13 weeks. Here’s some more of what he told us:
We’re going to be publishing THE HUMAN DIVISION to coincide with Tor’s e-book schedule – one chapter a week for 13 weeks, beginning Jan. 15. The pre-orders should be up soon, and you’ll be able to see all the chapters on one series page. William Dufris, who read previous books in the Old Man’s War series, is our narrator.
I was thinking – this is about as close as we’re probably going to get to a Scalzi/Old Man’s War TV series (at least in the foreseeable future), and then I thought – Nah, this is soooooooooooo much cooler! Hours of new Scalzi space opera on a weekly basis? I’m in!
We’re still not sure exactly how much it’s going to cost (I could’ve sworn I saw the episodes available for pre-order on Audible at something like $3.95 a piece, but I can’t find that anymore – maybe it’ll be cheaper).
I’m gonna be listening to the episodes as they come out, and will be doing a recap/listen-along for those interested in joining me! So stay tuned!
In the meantime, here’s some more gorgeous artwork, the synopsis, and a link to the episode descriptions.
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.