Name a character in John Scalzi’s forthcoming novel

CollapsingEmpire_coverfullItem Name and Description: Name a character in John Scalzi’s forthcoming novel The Collapsing Empire!

You will be able to provide the last name of the character, and probably the first name as well (within reason, e.g., not Redshirty McRedshirt). The character will have at least one line of dialogue. John can’t guarantee that the character will not be sucked into the cold bleak darkness of space, but if they are, they probably won’t be alone in the predicament (unless you want them to be, which might be possible depending on how the bidding goes).

Starting Bid: $100.

Other Notes: this book is currently scheduled to be published in 2017, and is being written now, so you would need to provide the name within a week of the auction’s close.

Bidding is now open and will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


  1. I’ll open with $100…

  2. It was MINE for six minutes!

  3. 105 dollars

  4. $250

  5. $300

  6. $325

  7. $375

  8. Nicholas Gilbert


  9. $430

  10. Ka-ching!

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