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Mary Anne Mohanraj Gets You Up to Speed, Part I

You may recall that rather recently I said “we should be talking about things that are hard to talk about, and race (and the role it plays in sf/f) is one of those things.” And since I said… Read More

My Morning

Will be spent taking my daughter to the funeral of a friend and classmate of hers. I very sincerely hope your morning is going to be better than mine is about to be. I also very sincerely hope… Read More

Big Ol’ Sun

The clouds in yesterday’s sunset made the sun look about five times bigger than it actually is; this is what I imagine sunsets might look a few billion years from now, after the sun has started its expansion… Read More

Why Video Game Movies Suck

I explain why in this week’s AMC column. The answer is not just “Because Uwe Boll makes them,” although truthfully that is a large part of the answer. As always, if you have comments on the subject, AMC’s… Read More

Walking Myself Back

All right, here’s the thing: I’m an arrogant schmuck, but I can also listen from time to time. After I went off earlier this week, a number of people I trust came to me and told me I… Read More

Tonight’s Context-Less Sigh of Exasperation and Mild Depression

Here it is: *sigh* Yes, I’m fine. No, I don’t want to talk about it at the moment, since I’m still working with it, other than to say: *sigh* Thanks for your patience. As you were.

The Last Colony Limited Edition Pre-Order

As it has done with the previous two books in the series, Subterranean Press is producing a limited run of The Last Colony, signed by me and featuring artwork by the ever-awesome Vincent Chong, who has turned in… Read More

Maroons Vs Morons

Here’s a story to warm my heart: The odious members of the equally odious Westboro Baptist Church went to the University of Chicago (my alma mater), apparently to protest the existence of Barack Obama, and found themselves pwned… Read More

Your Thought For the Day

Sometimes just talking with a friend on the phone is the best thing in the world. That’s all.

The Big Idea: Carrie Ryan

You know, it’s not very often that the mere title of a book scares the crap out of me, but I have to tell you, The Forest of Hands and Teeth gives me the willies just looking at… Read More

After That, You’re Gonna Need a Cat

Here you go. I woke her up just so you could see something sweet and fluffy. She very much has the groggy “Do I hafta go to school?” look down here. I’ll pay for it later, but for… Read More

The Internets Hate Scalzi!

Yes, I Know: Lots of people on the Internets hate me today. You don’t have keep sending me concerned e-mails about it; my ego-surfing matrix keeps me informed, thanks. For those of you going “huh?” to this, this… Read More

Rest in Peace, Tiffany Moyer

A classmate of Athena’s, Tiffany Moyer, passed away over the weekend. The kids in her class found out about it today. It was a rough day here. If you could find a little time to wish peace to… Read More

The Funniest Watchmen-Related Photo of the Day (SPOILERS)

Via the ever-awesome Doselle Young and his iPhone. Due to the photo’s spoilerrific qualities, it’s behind the cut. If you’re reading this via RSS feed and haven’t seen Watchmen yet, well, I guess you should avert your eyes… Read More

Today’s Simple Answer to An Incredibly Complex Question

Yeah, I’m going to go with “really, NO” on this one. If you want to try to convince me otherwise, be my guest. (Context: The CNN story the above headline is clipped from)

I Had Nothing to Do With It, I Swear

LiveJournal seems to be down at the moment. I found out about it, naturally enough, by people on Twitter accusing me of killing it with my rage. Which, while amusing, vastly overstates my influence and/or telekinetic powers. Sorry…. Read More

Open Window Weather

Zeus the cat is passionately interested in what the birds have to say to him through the open window, and would like to subscribe to their newsletter. Or eat them. Either way. He’s not picky. In other news,… Read More

BigIdeaAuthors.com Icons and Diversity Statement

You might recall that when we announced BigIdeaAuthors.com we used the above illustration of an author as our icon. What you don’t know is that we have some other icons as well, designed to reflect the fact that… Read More

For Authors: Blurb Solicitation Reminders

Since it’s happened a few times in the last week, a plea to authors wanting to ask me about blurbing your work: DON’T. Instead, please please please read my blurbing solicitation policy here (scroll down), for the correct… Read More

Quick Watchmen Review

It was fine. It would have been even better, and possibly excellent, if someone had lopped 20 minutes from it. It wouldn’t have been difficult, since Zack Snyder let quite a few scenes drag a beat (or two,… Read More