Not only is John Scalzi's "The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City" a Hugo-nominated work of fiction, it is also a major cultural phenomenon. And now, you can watch someone named Mark Orshiro, of the famed "Mark Does Stuff" series of videos, do a dramatic reading of a huge chunk of it — without ever having read it or encountered it before. Because he'll do a reading of whatever you want on his Youtube channel for $25 a pop. "I hope it's porn!" he exclaims.

The results actually achieve something I'd thought impossible — making Scalzi's story even more screamingly funny. [Whatever, via Tor.com]