April Fools Humor

I spent April 1st in a chocolate chip cookie coma after a crazy weekend, but others were busy making really silly April Fool’s Day jokes. Top of the list in SFFH was John Scalzi and his publisher Tor. Two years ago, Scalzi created a book cover mock-up for an imaginary epic fantasy trilogy he was supposedly writing called Shadow War of the Night Dragons. This was such a success that he wrote an imaginary prologue for the imaginary first book of the imaginary trilogy, published on Tor.com and it got nominated for a Hugo for Best Short Story. Last year, Tor paid a cover artist to do three mockups of the imaginary manga comics editions of the imaginary trilogy.  So this year, they had to top themselves. Enter the runaway trainwreck of Shadow War of the Night Dragons — the Broadway musical, complete with an audio expose of the fall-out between Scalzi and his musical collaborators, Paul and Storm, a situation exposed by an article from Tor.com that Scalzi threatens to sue them over. You can check out the fun with these links:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/shadow-war-musical-john-scalzi

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/04/01/addressing-the-rumors/

http://www.paulandstorm.com/songs/#shadowwar

Also:

Amazon Announces Purchase of English:

http://www.themillions.com/2013/04/amazon-announces-purchase-of-english.html

Brent Weeks is doing children’s books:

http://www.brentweeks.com/2013/03/brents-new-childrens-book/

And the Star Wars universe has a new series:

http://star-wars.suvudu.com/2013/04/star-wars-fiction-goes-full-tilt-del-rey-to-adapt-boba-fett-pinball.html

Hope everyone had a lovely day of humor and laughter!

 

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