His latest coup completely surpasses this, however, and reaches to bewildering and amazing levels of implausibility that were not previously even imaginable. In a recent Whatever post, Scalzi revealed that he had received a writing contract from Tor solely on the strength of a query letter that he had posted as a blog comment, and which read, in its entirety,
I'm totally going to write the "Shadow War of the Night Dragon" trilogy. Please have Tor back up the money truck to my front door. kthxbye.I stand impressed, and astounded.
(Interestingly, Scalzi implies that he has done even more implausible things, but he does not state what they might be.)