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I Cannot Deny It

Reader Dave Post sends along this “fact” about me: Very few people are aware that John Scalzi had a bit part in Starship Troopers.  Sadly, he got cut in the final edit.  He quit acting shortly thereafter. And… Read More

Book Upgrades

Because of a number of factors, most revolving around the fact that I suck, I still haven’t gotten around to mailing books to folks I owe them to. To make up for the fact that I am so… Read More

Cue “Also Sprach Zarathustra”

July 31, 2008. The day Lopsided Cat discovered… air conditioning. Seriously, he’s sitting in front of my window unit, letting the air blast him in his face and looking mighty pleased with himself. Oddly enough, I do that… Read More

Cutting Right to the Chase

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the recent GOP line of attack on Barack Obama as an “elitist celebrity” pretty much boil down to this? I don’t know. I’ve had the unpopular, appallingly incurious president thing for… Read More

Needed: John Scalzi “Facts”

The good folks at ArmadilloCon, where I will be Guest of Honor in August, are trying to write a bio piece about me for their convention program, and asked me for some interesting facts about myself. I suggested… Read More

Will Batman Thank The Academy?

Does The Dark Knight have a shot at Oscar gold this year — including a coveted Best Picture nomination? In my AMC movie column this week, I crunch the numbers, assemble the trivia and come up with the… Read More

The Now Standard E-Mail Apology

For various reasons, I’m way behind on my e-mail. I’ll try to catch up in the next couple of days. If you’ve sent me e-mail in the last week to ten days, er, well, sorry.

I’ve Got a Hankerin’ For a Sunset

Ah. That’ll fix it. Nice big version here.

No Fair! You’re Saying What the Amendment Does!

It appears that the people in California trying to force a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry are outraged that the California ballot will have wording noting that very fact: As it now… Read More

More 2009 Appearances

I’ve been told these have been publicly announced, so I will mention them here, too: I will be the Guest of Honor at the following conventions in 2009: ConQuesT 40, in Kansas City, May 22 – 24, 2009;… Read More

It Has Been Completed

Yes. Finally. It is done. What is it? It is this. And it will be visited upon one of you. Soon. Yes, soon. You should prepare yourself. Although nothing can truly prepare you. Because it is evil. Yet… Read More

The Last Colony Now in Paperback: An Open Pimping Thread

The Last Colony is now officially out in paperback in the US and Canada. Please, remember to be considerate of your local booksellers when you are mobbing them for your copies. No need to stampede through the store,… Read More

An IM Conversation About Music

Bill Schafer: THE BEST OF NIGHT RANGER has arrived. Me: What the fuck is wrong with you. Bill Schafer: Long list. Little time. At least it’s not the Gary Cherone VH album. Me: I hear that. Bill Schafer:… Read More

Blatant Pluggery For Today

Subterranean Press is running one of its occasional “Grab Bag” specials, in which you plunk down $99 and in return get a dozen hardcovers, some new, some classic, some signed and limited, which in aggregate are worth at… Read More

Keeping Up Appearances

My friendly neighborhood stalkers have been complaining that I’ve not been keeping them sufficiently aware of my public gallivanting for the rest of 2008, so, okay, fine. Here, to the best of my current knowledge, is my appearance… Read More

More Podcastery

If you just can’t get enough of the dulcet tones of my voice, I was interviewed by Ingram Library Services at Book Expo America about Zoe’s Tale and other things, and the podcast of it is here. The… Read More

One For the Kodi Fans

Here’s Kodi, lost in contemplation about whatever it is large dogs contemplate. I suspect chasing the cats, personally, but you never know.

Good Night From the Scalzi Compound

Sun, baby. Ciao. Don’t be a stranger, hear?

Today’s Quick Moral Judgment

The Israeli newspaper that published the content of Barack Obama’s message to God, which he had placed in the cracks of the Western Wall: Wrong. Discuss.

Making What Was Clear Before Even More So

A number of people seemed somewhat surprised at the alacrity with which I stomped on commenter Gretchen’s head the other day, when I judged her comment to me to be out of line. I, on the other hand,… Read More