Apr 15 2014 9:40am

Announcing “Unlocked,” a Tor.com Original Novella by John Scalzi

Unlocked John Scalzi Lock In Novella Preview HugoLock In, Hugo-award winning author John Scalzi’s exciting new venture into near-future thrillers, is coming August 26, but we at Tor.com are way too pumped up to wait that long. We’re pleased to announce that on May 7th we will be publishing “Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome.” “Unlocked” traces the medical history behind a virus that will sweep the globe and affect the majority of the world’s population, setting the stage for Lock In.

The novella will be priced at $1.99, and although we will later be releasing it for free, as we do with all our original fiction, the ebook version will contain a one chapter preview of Lock In for your reading pleasure. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

Christopher Turkel
1. Applekey
So you are annoucing something that isn't available yet and will have to be paid for? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOkay.
2. Rens
So is it 'Haden's syndrome' as per the cover or 'Hayden's syndrome' as per the article?
Chris Lough
3. TorChris
It's "Haden's syndrome" as per the cover. Sorry about the confusion!
Anthony Pero
4. anthonypero
I, personally, appreciate the experimentation both Tor and John Scalzi are doing with the rapidly changing publishing industry. While not everything will work going forward, its nice that players as major as this are willing to step out and try a few new things, and break some ground.

I also appreciate that Tor is saying that you can wait and get it for free. That's not in their own self-interest, that's purely in their readers' interest.

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