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Fiscally Sound

To the person who just sent me e-mail wondering how I might be affected by Pajamas Media closing their advertising network as of April 1: Wait, what? Not only am I not a member of the PM ad… Read More

Your Saturday Amusement

Fake covers to fake novelizations of real films — done in 60s style. Awesome.

Stab Stab Stab: A Quiz

So, I’m cranky. Knowing me all as you do, do you suspect it’s because: a) I have low blood sugar at the moment; b) The world actually is a cesspool of petty hate and ultimate lameness, filled with… Read More

Metatropolis ARC; eBear Giveaway

Hey, look what I got: It’s the ARC for the printed version of the Metatropolis anthology, and I have to say it looks great: cool cover, great interior design, and rumor is, the stories inside are not so… Read More

Tools of Change Appearance

For those of you planning to go to or thinking of attending the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference in New York City, February 9 – 11th, be aware that I’ll be there and I’ll be on a panel… Read More

Screwy Server

The backend of Whatever is running a bit slow at the moment, so you may experience some difficulties/lag in posting comments. Don’t panic. Technology is nutty sometimes. Hopefully this will all sort itself out soon. As you were.

Here, Have a Pimp Thread

It’s been more than a month since I’ve done a pimp thread, and folks are sending me e-mails wondering when the next one will be because they have something they want to promote, and while I enjoy their… Read More

I Wanna See This

This week’s AMC column is has a pretty simple topic: Five SF/F books I think would make good movies — if they got the right filmmakers (Children of Men, above, being an example of a good adaptation of… Read More

Because it Had to Happen

Yes, BaconCamp.You know you want to go. Ironically, I am already scheduled against it. But maybe I’ll send BaconCat.

Reasonably Unscrewed-Up Character ≠ Mary Sue

When Mary and I were doing the Q & A portion of our Borderlands Books appearance, I went off the ranch a bit and kvetched about one of my pet peeves concerning science fiction reviewers, which is the… Read More

Snow Day

That is, if you’re ten. I still have to work. Stupid adult responsibilities. Mind you, at the moment I’m working in a bathrobe. But you get my point. And it’s still snowing. Wheee!

Why I So Infrequently Wear a Bowler Hat

Because I’m about 30 years too old to pull off the “adorable street urchin” look, that’s why. Photo by my friend Doselle, who I suspect the bowler hat would have looked much better on. Bowler hat via my… Read More

Here it Comes

Big storm on its way — well, the leading edge is already here, because snow is falling. We’re expecting between five and eleven inches of snow, which is, for those of you not up on these things, quite… Read More

The Big Idea: Carrie Vaughn

Werewolves and radio talk shows? Who’da thought they would be two great tastes that go great together? Carrie Vaughn, that’s who, and a good thing that she did. She’s taken that idea an parlayed it into the New… Read More

Patience: Not Very 2009

Is it just me, or is what’s coming out of various political circles something like the following — “Obama: He’s been in office almost a week. So why isn’t everything better already?” — with the subtext being that… Read More

21st Century Vroom

At the reading Mary Robinette Kowal and I did in San Francisco, one member of the audience was wearing a Tesla Motors T-Shirt, and in conversation he mentioned he wasn’t just wearing it as an affectation, he really… Read More

The Complete “John and Mary Show You Their Shorts”

John Nichols, who recorded my and Mary Robinette Kowal’s reading at Borderlands Books on January 16th, has thoughtfully chopped up the audio files of the performance into the individual stories and events, thus keeping me from having to… Read More

Fame, of a Twisted Sort

You know you are of some strange level of notability when not only does your cat Twitter, but so does your ego. For the record, I write neither of those. I have no idea who does. I do… Read More

Still Alive

In fact, I just got home. Now I don’t have to do any travel for two whole weeks! Golly, I hardly know what to do with myself.

I’m Alive

I’m just away from the computer today. Don’t worry, I didn’t fall down a well or anything. Carry on.