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Hardcover (Trade)

Original publication February 2011
3rd edition, 1st printing, September 2011
Hardcover (Trade) price: $27.00
Weight: 1.81

ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-99-3
ISBN-10: 1-886778-99-X
Page count: 320
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Scratch Monkey

This text relates to the 3rd edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by Charles Stross

Scratch Monkey is the 2011 Boskone Book by Boskone’s Guest of Honor Charles Stross. It contains his previously unpublished novel, Scratch Monkey, an essay about writing the novel, and a second essay about a writer's view of publishing. The novel is set in the distant future, when humans have spread through the galaxy, physically and virtually. We are not alone; we have created a race of AIs, the Superbrights, to administer and expand the virtual side of our presence in the Milky Way. Oshi Adjani works for a Superbright, traveling to worlds where her Boss cannot go, and solving the problems he has set her. One success reveals a secret of the Superbrights, so the Boss forces her into one last, deadly mission, with her freedom as her reward for doing the impossible. The full-color dust jacket is by Gregory Manchess, the Boskone 48 Official Artist.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Roz Kaveney
  • Scratch Monkey
  • Scratching the Itch
  • Common Misconceptions About Publishing

Printing History

Book produced for Boskone 48, February 2011.

Trade Hardcover ISBN 10: 1-886778-99-X, ISBN 13: 978-1-886778-99-3, Release Date: September 2011 — Available Now!

Hardcover state 1-886778-95-7 [978-1-886778-95-5], $27.00, 800 numbered copies. Out of print!

Boxed state ISBN 10 1-886778-96-5 [978-1-886778-96-2], $49.00, 140 numbered and signed copies (and 10 reserved for presentation purposes). Sold out at Boskone - out of print!

Edited by Ann Broomhead & Tim Szczesuil
Cover art by Gregory Manchess
Cover & interior design by Alice N. S. Lewis