50 Page Fridays-Comic Con Series: Rob Reid


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

For the next two weeks we’ll be featuring excerpts from authors who will be attending this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA, July 12-15th. This week we continue our Comic Con Series with Rob Reid’s Year Zero.

Year Zero tells a hilarious story of aliens who love human music. They’ve been enjoying our tunes since the seventies, and they’ve recently realized they owe the American music industry a ton of money. After paying a visit to an entertainment lawyer who initially refuses to take them seriously–hilarity ensues.

Here’s just some of the fantastic praise Year Zero has received already:

“Year Zero is a brilliant satire of the American entertainment industry, and I never stopped grinning.”—Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles

“Can you imagine The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy combined with The Social Network? Of course you cannot: because only Rob Reid can. Hilarious, provocative, and supersmart, Year Zero is not merely the first IPSF (intellectual property SF) epic ever written, it is also a plain brilliant novel to be enjoyed in perpetuity, in the known universe and all unknown universes yet to be discovered.”—John Hodgman, resident expert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

“Witty and original—I loved it. A biting satire of the record business and those who run it . . . and ultimately ran it into the ground.”—Cliff Bleszinski, creator, Gears of War

“My pick for best (and funniest) sci-fi book of the year.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief, Wired

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Please enjoy this excerpt of YEAR ZERO by Rob Reid, on sale July 10th, wherever books are sold.

YEAR ZERO by Rob Reid, Excerpt