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Albert Einstein As You’ve Almost Certainly Never Seen Him Before

Physics professor and friend of Whatever Chad Orzel ran a fundraiser for science education a few weeks ago and promised if certain financial goals were met that he would re-enact the quantum physics debate between Albert Einstein and… Read More

Technorati Finally Catches Up With My “Hate Mail” Cover

Note my Technorati Authority ranking today: I’m not trying to use my Internet presence for evil. It just happens. Also, unrelated: This is the 5,000th Whatever post on the site, according to my WordPress backend counter. There have… Read More

Introducing That Was the Decade That Was

Now that we’re here in December, I thought it would be a lovely time for me to share with you some of my thoughts on the people, things and events that have made the last ten years so… Read More

In the Spirit of the Pulps, and Paying Even Less

A friend of mine drew my attention to the following link on the Locus magazine Web site sidebar: Black Matrix Publishing seeks submissions for four new magazines “in the spirit of the pulp magazines of the last century”… Read More

The Other Way to Make One of These is to Stave My Head In, and I Don’t Recommend That

How to make a Bloody Scalzi. Yes, it’s a drink, and fittingly of the non-alcoholic variety. I’ll have to try one of these myself.

Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders 2009

Some of you might remember that last year, fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss ran a little charity drive on his Web site to support Heifer International, a charity that helps the poor in developing countries by providing them livestock…. Read More