The exclusive edition of Spy School Project X is now available from Barnes & Noble!

Good news!  As has been the case with every Spy School novel since Evil Spy School, there will be an exclusive edition of Spy School Project X.

This B&N limited collector’s edition of Spy School Project X, the tenth book in Stuart Gibbs’s New York Times bestselling Spy School series, featuring an exclusive jacket with shiny red foil–plus 10 pages of bonus content that will feature “top ten” lists such as Ben Ripley’s Top Ten Least Favorite Action Sequences (Because of How Scary They Were), Erica Hale’s Top Ten Martial Arts Moves, Mike Brezinski’s Top Ten Things James Bond Movies Get Wrong About Spying, The Top Ten Lessons from Spy School and many more!

And if you pre-order it now, it’s even CHEAPER than the regular hardcover.

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128 thoughts on “The exclusive edition of Spy School Project X is now available from Barnes & Noble!

  1. Greetings Mr. Gibbs,

    I have a question about first and third person: how do you decide which one to use? I know that first person can give you more of a connection with the reader, but third person can let you write about the good and bad guys (like in Charlie Thorne), but what do you do if you feel your story needs both?
    Also, do you know of any books that mix first and third person (is that allowed?), and if so, was it effective?

  2. Mr Gibbs-
    When you go to your favorite fast food restaurant, is there a combination that you always order?

  3. Jerry 2.0

    Deciding which person to use is an extremely important part of writing a book and it is not always an easy decision.

    A lot has to do with the perspective that you want to tell the story from. If you’re going to stick with the same character throughout and you have a good voice for that character, then first person makes sense. If you want to jump through various POVs, then third person makes sense. But there are hundreds of other factors that go into the decision.

    I can’t think of a book that shifts from first person to third person off the top of my head, but I’m sure it’s been done.

  4. A Gent

    Pretty much the only fast food chain I go to is In n Out, where I always get the double double.

  5. Jerry 2.0,

    I don’t have an exact answer for your question but I do know that Gordon Korman often has one chapter in one character’s point of view and the next in someone else’s. He does this in the Masterminds series, the Titanic series, the Kidnapped and On The Run series, and in Restart. Personally I’d say these books are all done quite well ( though a personal complaint I have is Mr Korman seems to always have an open and shut villain/ a person to blame).

  6. Mr. Gibbs-
    I saw that you wrote that the year “2017” at the beginning of SSGS was supposed to be redacted. Since you wrote 2017 and then the printers were supposed to redact it, would you consider the SS series happening in 2016-2017? Also, do you write the letters and them redact the words or you just insert black redaction marks where words would be?

  7. Ruben G –

    No, I do not consider the books to take place then. I wrote 2017 because it WAS 2017 at the time.

    I used to write the words and then redact them, but after that printing error, I just started writing REDACTED in those spaces instead.

  8. Mr. Gibbs,
    Do you outline your books before writing them or do you keep all the stuff in your head until you write them?
    When you write your draft (2nd, 3rd, etc.) do you rewrite the whole thing or just the parts that need fixing?

  9. notmyrealname

    I am a huge outliner.

    And generally, I just fix the parts that need fixing in a draft. No point in retyping something that doesn’t need to be fixed. (Which is why computers are easier to write on than typewriters.)

  10. Mr. Gibbs-
    Do you know around what time you will release the title and/or cover of SS 11?

  11. Mr. Gibbs,
    Do you like James Patterson? If so which books?
    Do you like John Grisham? If so, which books?
    What spy books and authors do you like?
    What mystery books and authors do you like?

  12. Ruben G

    I generally do not reveal covers and synopses of books until around six months before they come out.

  13. Cyrus –

    In previous exclusive editions, there has been everything from post-mission briefings to an interview with an astronaut.

  14. notmyrealname

    I have only read one James Patterson book, Along Came a Spider, and I didn’t like it very much.

    I have only read two John Grisham books and they were all right.

    I like City Spies by James Ponti and the books of Robert Ludlum.

    Mystery authors I like include: Gregory McDonald, Ed McBain, Ellen Raskin, Anthony Horowitz, Lee Child, Nevada Barr, Donald Westlake and many, many others.

  15. Mr. Gibbs,
    Yeah, I read a book by James Patterson, felt the same way.
    City Spies are very good. Which book is your favorite? For me, each book gets better and better, so I’m not sure (maybe Golden Gate?)
    Since you like Anthony Horowitz, do you like Alex Rider? What other books by him?

  16. In SSAS, the Emperor of the Seas went to Central America and then went through the Panama Canal. The ship started in Asia. Central America is on the other side of North America so the ship would have to go through the Panama Canal before going to Central America

  17. Doogie Howser –

    Um… No. Central America is south of North America. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. So a ship sailing from Asia can absolutely get to Central America without going through the Panama Canal.

    In fact, the Panama Canal is in Panama, which is in Central America, so by getting to the canal at all, then the ship has arrived in Central America.

  18. Doggie Howser-

    What Stu is trying to say is that the cruise visited the western parts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua and then crossed the Panama Canal towards the Caribbean. And stu you sounded quite rude when replied just so you know.

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