As the crowd settles in for John Scalzi’s talk at the L.A. Times Festival of Books 2013, Richard Kadrey begins his introduction, “John Scalzi, [session number] 2064, Richard Kadrey…”
Scalzi interjects, “Isn’t there a video game, Robotron 2064, something like that?”
“Twenty EIGHTY four!” comes from the audience.
“Shut UP!” Scalzi retorts, laughing. “Forty seconds in and I’ve already been nerd corrected! Can’t take you kids anywhere!”
And so it begins.