Daily Archives: May 10, 2007

Out on Tour Through May 10

From April 23rd through May 10, 2007, I’m out on a book tour, supporting my latest novel The Last Colony. Here are the tour locations, dates and times.

I will be blogging here during the tour. During the tour entries here may be both shorter and more sporadic than usual, because, you know, I’m going to a different city every day. The most recent entries for the Whatever will be posted directly below this one, which will stay at the top of site until May 10. I will be blogging about the book tour itself daily on the Ficlets Blog, but if you have questions comments about the tour, you can leave them in the comment thread for this entry.

I hope you’ll come see me on tour!

My “Live From Prairie Lights” Appearance

For those of you who just can’t get enough of the dulcet sound of my speaking voice, the radio recording of me for Iowa Public Radio’s “Live From Prairie Lights” is up on the program’s Web site. In it I am reading from the first chapter of The Last Colony and then answering questions from moderator Julie Englander and also audience members. Two things to be aware of:

1. I think the reading is okay, but not my best reading on the tour – most of the other places I went with a version of the first chapter of the upcoming The High Castle, so here I was fumbling a little bit (sorry, Iowa);

2. The recording is presented via RealAudio, which I know will make some section of the Whatever audience go all “Reelawdeeo is Teh Evaaal!111!!!one!!” and so on. Hey, I have no control over the format they choose. Don’t whine to me about it.

For those of you who do click through, I think the Q&A section (which should be about halfway through) is pretty good. Enjoy.

From the “How Much of a Geek am I” File

I intentionally left my luxurious, Tor-paid hotel room a couple of hours early to get to the airport, not because I was paranoid about my flight but because the Richmond International Airport has free wifi, and the wifi at the deluxe hotel was so bad that it was like being on a 28k modem. Maybe.

Man, I am such a dork. On the other hand, the Richmond airport wifi connection is lovely. So there it is.

Also, if such an observation has not been formally codified before, I would like to submit Scalzi’s Law of Hotel Internet Connections, which reads thusly:

The more expensive the hotel, the more expensive and/or crappy the Internet connection.

Discuss.