Just arrived at the Scalzi Compound: From the left: The Portuguese edition of Old Man’s War, the physical copy of The God Engines, and the Tor trade paperback edition of Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded. The first… Read More
Want a Big Idea that’s about a really big idea? Well, this week’s book is about quantum physics, and it doesn’t get much bigger than that (well, given the scale quantum physics works on, it actually doesn’t get… Read More
And thus will be even more boring to you. So taking the day off here. See you tomorrow.
One word: Impressive. More than one word: Well, when Avatar was being discussed over at MetaFilter last week, in advance of seeing the film, this is what I said: Cameron has enough of a track record that even… Read More
Yes, I have been made aware that a quote of mine had made it on a Quote of the Day service today; you can stop sending me e-mail about it. Thank you, however. I too think it’s pretty… Read More
As part of my daughter’s holiday/birthday party this evening, attended by fifteen 10 and 11 year old girls, my wife offered free nail paintings. As they say, one thing lead to another, and thus: So you can really… Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, Lopsided Cat. Thank you and have a lovely Saturday afternoon.
Because, heck, it’s getting near Christmas. This is Ghlaghghee looking at Zeus as he lounges with the bears, incidentally. I’m not sure that she entirely approves of his insouciance.
Yes, that’s right. Zeus is hanging out with a bunch of stuffed bears. You gonna make something of it? ‘Cause he’s ready to shred your face if you do. No one disses the bears, man. They’re all fuzzy… Read More
Some of what I’ve liked over the last ten years. In no particular order. Update: Now put behind a cut so people won’t have to have their computers choke everytime they visit. But if you’ve not seen the… Read More
‘Tis the season for trying new things, and the group of writers behind the online publishing collective Book View Cafe are doing just that, releasing their first eBook anthology of original fiction: The Shadow Conspiracy, a collection of… Read More
Subterranean Press just announced that “Judge Sn Goes Golfing” is now shipping, and also that it’s the perfect holiday stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys science fiction, or golf, or both. Both of these statements are true. Subterranean… Read More
Over at Making Light, Teresa Nielsen Hayden chronicles a thing which you should never ever do. EVER. Go now and be enlightened.
And equally important, who loses the decade? I know you want to know, which is why this week’s AMC column is all about The Winners and Losers of ’00s SciFi Movies. I guarantee you some of the winners… Read More
Over at the Huffington Post, author Jason Pinter asks “Does Social Networking Kill the Author Mystique?” I’m quoted in the article, although I’ll note he didn’t use my direct comment to that question, which was “what author mystique?”… Read More
On real work, can’t play right now. To keep you busy: Quick! Name your favorite obscure (i.e., non-primary, non-common secondary) color! Mine: Vermilion.
Tor.com, that groovy online site dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and other such wacky things, is inaugurating a weekly podcast, in which the folks there will discuss what’s new and notable on the site, and audio fiction will… Read More
Joe Haldeman named a Grand Master of Science Fiction As the kids today say: This. You can see what Joe has to say about it over on his LiveJournal. This is going to make me happy for the… Read More
As the proprietor of The Big Idea, every once in a while I get to pull rank and pop up a book that’s of personal interest to me, and here’s one that is: Air, by James Swallow, which… Read More
My very good friend Anne KG Murphy and her beau Brian Gray want you (“you” being someone who participates in SF fandom to a greater or lesser extent) vote for them to be this year’s TAFF recipients. What… Read More