Something Big Is Coming… Revealing John Scalzi’s The Kaiju Preservation Society

John Scalzi returns with his first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling, Hugo-nominated Interdependency trilogy! We are pleased to share the cover for The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi, an adventure of epic proportions. Literally. Scalzi says:

“I love this cover, down the delightfully accurate blood smudge. And I can’t wait for you all to read The Kaiju Preservation Society when it comes out next March. It has monsters, snark and explosions (not necessarily in that order). It’s 150 meters of kaiju fun, in convenient book form. Also, sorry, Canada. For, uhhhhhh, reasons.”

The Kaiju Preservation Society will be available from Tor Books on March 22, 2022.

Something BIG is coming… John Scalzi’s first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling, Hugo-nominated Interdependency trilogy.

When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.

What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous pandas and they’re in trouble. It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who has found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.

This is a Scalzi book in all things pacing, humor, and tension. A light, uplifting COVID-19-escapist story in a Jurassic Park-like alternate world guaranteed to thrill even the most beleaguered readers.

Cover design by Peter Lutjen

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 NationRedshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and 2020’s The Last Emperox. Material from his blog, Whatever (, has earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter. Follow him on Twitter @scalzi.

Photo courtesy of John Scalzi


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