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Zoe’s Tale Review at io9

The science fiction blog io9 has taken it upon itself to review all the Hugo and Nebula nominees this year and has started with Zoe’s Tale, and happily for me has given it a pretty positive review, and… Read More

If You Dare

Shaky cell phone video of me doing karaoke to Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” at Millennicon. I accept no responsibility for what happens to your eyeballs, eardrums, or brain if you follow that link. None. That’s the only warning… Read More

Interview at Tor.com

Look! It’s me! All arty with the glowy duck! This particular picture is being used to illustrate a fairly long interview I did, which is now up over at Tor.com. In the interview, I talk about the cliches… Read More

The Internet Has Just Justified Its Existence

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series — all 13 episodes — available for viewing via Hulu. I envy those of you who get to watch it for the first time.

Re: The Hugo eBooks Package: Patience, Please

I normally don’t ask people to forward on the posts I write but I’m doing it in this particular case, so feel free to point to this or repost it as you see fit. I’m getting reports from… Read More

Mary Robinette Kowal Interviews the Campbell Nominees

Current Campbell Award tiara wearer Mary Robinette Kowal is interviewing this year’s Campbell nominees, one of whom will take the tiara (and cheeseboard) from her this August at Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon in Montreal. This week it’s David… Read More

Updates on BigIdeaAuthors and Whateveresque

Quick notes on things: * The publicist guide for BigIdeaAuthors.com is completed and I’ll be sending a URL for it to folks on the site’s mailing list in the next couple of days. If you’re not on the… Read More

Paging Bobby Jindal

So, Governor Jindal, what was that you were saying about the wastefulness of volcano monitoring?

Correlation is Not Causation, Hugo Division

The entrail reading around the Hugo selections has begun, notably regarding the Best Novel candidates. One of the leading memes about this year’s batch of nominees is how the Internet is a prohibitively influential factor on the ballot…. Read More

That Thing I’m Working On

If you missed it, the teaser trailer for Stargate: Universe. Whee! Creative consulting is fun.

What You Missed By Not Being at Millennicon

Me, making an ass of myself doing karaoke. Yes, I know, I do not need karaoke to make an ass of myself, thanks much. Even so. For those of you either fascinated or horrified enough to wonder what… Read More

Pick Some Toes

For reasons I can’t explain at the moment, you must choose between these two feet: Take your time. This is important stuff. BUT YOU MUST CHOOSE. That is all.

Eventually We Ran Out of Bits and Someone Had to Have “Or Death”

But until that time, the cake was lovely. As has been Millennicon so far. We had cake and cookies, and did my usual ranty thing at my Q&A, which is always fun, and at opening ceremonies the Millennicon… Read More

Love Your Indie Bookstore, Apply for a Grant, Promote Something NOW

But enough about me. Let me tell you about some cool stuff other people are doing. * Joe Hill, aside from someone whose writing is a slice of awesome generously slathered with awesome sauce with a sprig of… Read More

Hugo Followup Q&A

To follow-up on some me-centered Hugo-related questions folks have asked via Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and here (and damn if my Internet presence isn’t diffuse these days): 1. Think you’ll win? My answer to this at this moment was… Read More

Hugo Thoughts, 2009

Some early thoughts for you about the Hugos this year: * So, uh, as it turns out, I have three Hugo nominations this year: Zoe’s Tale is in the Best Novel category, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded… Read More

Hugo Award Nominees, 2009

Here’s the list, from the Anticipation Web site. I’ll write further thoughts soon (update: Further thoughts here). Best Novel * Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK) * The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK) *… Read More

You Need Some New Music

So, here you go. The band is called Ume, and this is their song “The Conductor,” off their new Sunshower EP: An alternate version of the video, with a high quality option, is here. Hat tip to my… Read More

Okay, One More

Since you asked. There, I’m done. Once again, illustrated by my friend Richard Polt.

Millennicon Schedule

As you all know, I’m the guest of honor at this year’s Millennicon science fiction convention, in Cincinnati. This weekend! Where where I be and how will I be embarrassing myself while I am there? Here’s my official… Read More