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OFFSITE & TICKETED: Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Online ordering has ended for this event. Tickets will be available at the door at the Santa Cruz High Theater starting at 6:30 pm.

You may also purchase tickets at Bookshop Santa Cruz until 4:00 pm. 

Can't make it to the event but still want a signed copy of the book? Call us at  831-423-0900  to reserve your signed copy.

Tor Presents an Evening with Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi

Two fantastic authors, one incredible event! Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) and John Scalzi (Old Man's War) will be in conversation about their new books, Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire, at an offsite, ticketed event at Santa Cruz High, Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm.

Both authors will discuss their new books, followed by an audience Q & A and book signing. Ticket packages are $29.42 and include TWO tickets for entry to the event, and ONE book voucher that can be exchanged for a copy of either The Collapsing Empire OR Walkaway (starting on its publication date: April 25th). Vouchers may be exchanged for books at Bookshop's information desk or picked up at the venue on the night of the event. Please note: You may not switch books after the fact. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event. PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW or click here.

BONUS for Doctorow fans! Use your book voucher to claim a copy of Walkaway (or pre-order a copy to be signed at our event, if you cannot attend) and claim a FREE, branded multitool while supplies last!

"Cybervisionary Doctorow, a multi-award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, returns to adult fiction after eight years with a story set in a futuristic dystopia. Life's necessities, such as food, clothing, and shelter, can be printed out via computer, but the world is despoiled by climate change. Hubert, Etc parties relentlessly and scorns people who bother to work, finally becoming a walkaway with heiress girlfriend Natalie. With other walkways, they discover something that will inspire war." —Library Journal 

"Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell, Doctorow offers meticulous worldbuilding and philosophizing about how the world just around the corner might be. A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don’t already." —Kirkus, starred review

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger—the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER, which was recently optioned by Paramount, with Don Murphy producing. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.


The Collapsing Empire is the first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man's War. Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war—and a system of control for the rulers of the empire. 

“John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.” –Joe Hill

"I am a cockroach. I aspire to be a cockroach. But in all honesty, what that means is that as a writer, you have to recognize that nothing lasts and things change..." - Interview with The Verge

"So here in 2017, when you have a book coming out called The Collapsing Empire, you get a lot of rueful smiles and knowing nods and statements like “so, writing non-fiction now, are we?” and “a little on the nose, isn’t it?” and you just have to sort of grin and nod..." -

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony; Fuzzy Nation; Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel; and Lock In. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.