Last week I was interviewed by fanzine editor James Bacon for Journey Planet, the official fanzine of EasterCon, on the subject of fanzines and being nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo last year. Unbeknownst to the good… Read More
Phil Plait (of the Bad Astronomy blog) is getting an asteroid named after him. I’m so jealous I think my head might just explode. Congratulations, Phil, you lousy bastard. Note to astronomers: if you happen to have any… Read More
A depressing little story in the Columbus Dispatch: Almost one in ten Ohioans receives food stamps, and thanks to rising food costs (one presumes both because of rising transport costs and the fact that everyone’s planting corn for… Read More
I’m in the mood for promotion, both in the “self” and “other” flavors, so here we go: * First, the final print edition of Subterranean magazine is available for pre-order, and for Old Man’s War completists, it includes… Read More
This is definitely one of those “you either get it or you don’t” things.
Lovingly dedicated to Wil Wheaton. If you have to ask why, it’s probably best you don’t know.
Dear io9.com: So, your Hugo award nomination coverage consists of one paragraph three days after the Hugos nods were announced — no list, no commentary, no snark about the nominees. Meanwhile, your coverage of a painting of a… Read More
Athena is off to get a cavity filled. I am going along for moral support, and because she can’t drive herself to the dentist. See you all in the afternoon. Remember to floss.
From the vasty fields of e-mail, a question about the Hugos: “Now that you’re an old hand with the Hugos, tell us if there’s a downside to getting a nomination.” Hmmm. The short answer is no, not really…. Read More
It occurs to me that at this point I have a lot of memberships on the various “Social Web” sites out there, and that it might be worth it to make a widget to point to those memberships… Read More
Horrible doings a-transpiring, involving chocolate bunnies.
I just got a Twitter account (screenname: scalzi) so any of you Twitterphiles who want to add me to your friends lists (or whatever they call them on Twitter), feel free.
At this very moment (10:41 am, 3/23/08), Old Man’s War is #2 on Amazon’s Kindle Store Science Fiction bestseller list; only Slaughterhouse Five stands between it and glory. That’s all right, though; Kurt’s a Chicago alum. I can… Read More
Remember that by law you are required to start with the ears.
Why is John Scalzi happy? Because he has tickets to see both Eddie Izzard and Yaz(oo) later this year. No, not on the same day, although that would be kind of cool, wouldn’t it. Honestly, I feel awash… Read More
Just got through looking at the copyedit of Zoe’s Tale and generally it’s pretty good — the copyeditor has indeed saved me from making an ass of myself on a grammatical level, which is what copyeditors are supposed… Read More
A tragedy, really. I thought Lopsided Cat might be strong enough to hold out against The Sock. I see now that I was wrong. Lots of stuff to do today; I suspect there will be light posting from… Read More
There’s this, from the “Things We Already Knew Already” department, about Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic nomination at this point in time: Unless Clinton is able to at least win the primary popular vote — which… Read More
Hugo announcement days are good for your ego when you’re on the ballot, but not great for getting a huge amount of work done, because you’re busy answering congrat e-mails and such. Yes, this is in the class… Read More
For the next week or so, Tor is making available this really excellent wallpaper based on the cover of The Android’s Dream, created by Shelley Eshkar. It’s one of my favorite covers and it does make a fine,… Read More