In France

It’s very French. I’m very tired. Chat with you all later.

Nantes, Here I Come

Still have a bit of packing and other things to do before my flight, so, well, bye. If I get stuck in an airport I might log on and kvetch; otherwise I’ll catch up with the lot of… Read More

Android’s Dream Paperback, Officially Out, Plus Other Books

Today’s the day: The Android’s Dream is now irrevocably out in the paperback form and ready for you to read it. Can you not see how it beckons to you fetchingly, promising tales of action, adventure, and sheep?… Read More

Just to Freak You All Out

A comment about sports: Is it just me, or does it seem like this year’s World Series was over in, like, a game and a half? I looked up one day, and suddenly they’d played three games, and… Read More

Things You Didn’t Know About John Perry

Persuant to the previous entry, I’ve decided now, in my authorian splendor, to inform you of things you didn’t know about John Perry, the protagonist of Old Man’s War and The Last Colony. These are not in the… Read More

What Authors Know About Their Characters

In a New York Times piece on Dumbledore’s homosexuality, critic Edward Rothstein suggests that J.K. Rowling, Dumbledore’s creator, might not know what she’s talking about: But it is possible that Ms. Rowling may be mistaken about her own… Read More

Patriotic Cat is Patriotic

God bless Catmerica.

It Just Means I Have Them Fooled

Via Elizabeth Bear, I took this online test to see just how filled with Aspergian tics I might be: Apparently, not very. To which a little voice in my head said, You’re neurotypical? They’ll kick you out of… Read More


Nathan, I think I just deleted one of your comments as spam, which means you’re probably now in the spam filter. Please try to post another comment so I can untrain the spam filter. In other news, I… Read More

Oh, Hey: Archives, 3/18/02 – 5/25/07

Proving that this site has gotten so big that even I don’t know what all is in it anymore: Here’s an archive page for Whatever featuring every entry written here between March 18, 2002 (“Football With Jesus” —… Read More

The Return of Administrivia

Not that you actually care, but I’ve finally gotten around to restoring the “Administrivia” section of the site, which includes my bio, site disclaimer and comment policy, how to get me for interviews, invitations and writing gigs, my… Read More

Housekeeping Notes 10/27

Some housekeepery: * After a better part of a month of spammers not knowing Whatever was back, they seem to have discovered me again; I just got about 250 spam comments in the last six hours. The good… Read More

Listening to My Writing

Audio Renaissance sent me a CD copy of the audiobook of Old Man’s War, and I experienced a moment that made me realize how much of a citizen of the digital age I am: I thought, eight discs?… Read More

Hey, Steve Burnap

Please send me an e-mail, won’t you? Don’t worry, it’s nothing horrible. And I’m not going to ask you for money. Or a kidney. Today.

The Zsa Zsa Gabors of the 21 Century

High up on today’s list of people who make me roll my eyes: These New Yorkers who decided to live part-time in the country and then get spooked by the fact that it’s dark and their house is… Read More

Speaking of Agent to the Stars

Received a note from Patrick Nielsen Hayden today to tell me that the trade paperback release of Agent to the Stars is scheduled for November, 2008. He also wishes to stress that date is tentative, and may bounce… Read More

The New Cover

Jeff Hentosz, who is handy with that there Photoshop, sends word that he’s “fixed” the cover of The Android’s Dream for me: Clever. Adorably sick, but clever. All I can say is, I’m glad I didn’t Photoshop this…. Read More

You Can’t Fire Me

Probably because so many friends were recently let go at AOL, I had a dream in which I was being laid off at some sort of organization that was a mash-up of AOL and the Fresno Bee (those… Read More

Kicking the Legs Out From Under the Willfully Ignorant

This is a heartwarming story: Homer Jacobson, a retired chemistry professor, Googles his name and discovers a scientific paper he wrote half a century ago, and which he discovers has errors in it, is being used by creationists… Read More

October Sunset

Yup, getting near Halloween.