Oh, Hank. You had no idea…
I did actually. I called John after I read it and I said “this is going to change your whole entire life. If you think what we have is big now, this is going to be so much bigger.”
I thought it was so good that I was more scared that excited. I didn’t want the book to take over as the central thing in Nerdfighteria. I want Nerdfighteria to be about remembering to be awesome and thinking hard about people and situations and the world…and I was worried this book was going to be so big that it would usurp all of those things and Nerdfighteria would just be people who like TFiOS.
That fear was unfounded…for the most part…but I did not under-estimate TFiOS. I knew from the moment I put it down that it was going to be a very big deal, that just would have been a really weird thing to say in a video.
Thanks to you all for being more than fans of a book…or of a YouTube show.
You are not going to regret spending time with this essential SciFi masterpiece. You are, however, going to miss out on countless cultural references, not to mention an intricate world filled with massive ideas and complicated characters if you skip it. A book that’s probably $2 at the used book store but will stay with you your whole life.