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Somehow I Think the New York Times Would Be Deeply Disappointed In This Conversation

Me: Hey, it looks like the New York Times has discovered that straight men and gay men can actually be friends! My Gay Friend™: Amazing. Me: I know! But they do say that there might be some Harry-Met-Sally… Read More

The New Space Opera 2: Out Today

The anthology The New Space Opera 2 comes out today, and as it happens I have a short story in it, called “The Tale of the Wicked,” which features ships and missiles and explosions and aliens and all… Read More

Somewhere, Robert Christgau’s Head Just Exploded

The Los Angeles Times explores why Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” has become the go-to inspirational song of the 21st Century, and indeed will probably outlast us all as a cultural touchstone for the ages. I know the answer:… Read More

Reminder: Vote For the Hugos

A reminder to those of you who have purchased your attending or supporting memberships for Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon, that you have only a week left to vote: More specifically, online voting ballots must be received by midnight… Read More

My “Snake Fist” Magic Spell Is As Potent as Ever!

That’s right! Annoy me and my very knuckles will emit snakes to vex and bother you! It’s not a skill I have much call to use — there are so few moments in life which truly call for… Read More

For the Edification of All

I’ve just updated my “Availability for Interviews, Appearances and Writing Work” page with the following paragraph: First, a general note regarding both fiction and non-fiction: I do not write for others without being paid. This is my job…. Read More

This Is the Devil’s Fake Drum Set

And I will tell you why: The “high hat” cymbal is where the crash cymbal should be, the crash cymbal is where the ride cymbal should be, the snare is where the high hat should be, and the… Read More

Two For All the Kodi Fans Out There

Because I know you all think the cats get most of the blog love. So here you go: A double shot of dog. Don’t say I never did nothing for you.

In the Land of the Kickass Womenfolk

It was time for Athena’s bullwhip lesson. Why did Athena need a lesson in how to wield a bullwhip? I’m sorry, I don’t understand the question there. As it turns out, Athena’s pretty good with a whip, as… Read More

Out Among Real Live People

We have guests! Real live guests! In the house! And we’re socializing! Like real live people! So, uh, the internets won’t see me much today. Sorry, Internets. Real live humans take precedence.

Today’s Obligatory Michael Jackson-Related Video

Also one of my more favorite mash-ups. For the impatient, the music begans at about 1:30.

Holy Crap, Michael Jackson’s Dead

The details. Lots to say, but for now: There was a life with a dynamic range to it, for better or worse.

That Inciteful Brandon Sanderson

He’s exhorting his minions to say bad things about me! On Twitter! To which I say: Excellent. Bring it on, meat.

The Big Idea: Sarah Rees Brennan

Author Sarah Rees Brennan likes the bad boys. I’m not telling you any great secret here. Her novel The Demon’s Lexicon features one of those bad boys: Nick, who among other things is the sort who keeps sharp… Read More

Transformers: Revenge of Teh Suxx0r?

This week’s column over at AMC: Why Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, while almost certainly full of teh stoopid, does not herald the end of all that is good and decent about the motion picture industry. Because I… Read More

Today’s LOLcat Picture Dedicated to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

Seriously, now: Tell your staff you’re hiking in the mountains, and then use a state car to go to the airport to fly to Argentina to have sex with a woman who is not your wife on Father’s… Read More

They’ll Regret It When Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Wins Best Picture

The Motion Picture Academy announced today that next year ten films will compete as Best Picture nominees, rather than the now-standard five. I’m not 100% behind this idea, in no small part because halfway through 2009, the only… Read More

Dear Internets: For No Particularly Good Reason I Have Placed a Sheer Sock On My Head

It’s just that they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future. Also, I believe — and this is just one man’s opinion here — this might be the sexiest picture of me EVAR…. Read More

Why New Novelists Are Kinda Old, or, Hey, Publishing is Slow

From the e-mail pile today: Whenever I hear about a “new” novelist, they turn out to be in their 30s. Why is that? It seems like you hear about new musicians and actors and other creative people in… Read More

The Big Idea: Diana Rowland

Sometimes writing is like a romance: You might need time away to realize how much it’s part of you. Author Diana Rowland can tell you about this. Life and other complications conspired to keep her from the fantasy… Read More