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Oooh, New SG:U Season 2 Trailer

It is hot off the video editing software. Enjoy. The new season is less than a week away — And I can’t wait for you to see it. Because it is coooool.

Monsters, Tron and Solaris

In my FilmCritic.com column today, I talk about my expectations for the upcoming (and very inexpensively made) science fiction film Monsters, what science fiction film qualifies as world-changing even though it’s obscure, and why people are so excited… Read More

Summer’s Last Sunset

Because tomorrow is the first day of fall: Not a bad summer. But I’m looking forward to fall.

A Chance to Win Clash of the Geeks

Rachel Swirsky, who contributed a fabulous story to Clash of the Geeks, is currently running a contest to give away copies of the chapbook to ten lucky winners. And you ask: How can she give away copies of… Read More

Why Not Feeling Rich is Not Being Poor, and Other Things Financial

My “Being Poor” piece is has been getting a workout the last couple of days, because people were linking to it in response to a blog post by Todd Henderson, a law professor at the University of Chicago…. Read More

The Big Idea: Elizabeth Scott

The writing process is romanticized, but the fact of the matter is that when ideas drop into a writer’s head, they don’t always choose the most momentous of times to do so — even when the idea is… Read More

Parenting and Writing

Over on the SFWA.org site, I have up a column about managing a writing schedule while being the stay-at-home parent, as I was while Athena was an infant, toddler and pre-schooler (and still am, as it happens). It’s… Read More

Hello I Must Be Going

The good news: Hey, look! I (represented by my name) am on the cover of the Official Stargate Magazine! Superimposed on Richard Dean Anderson’s head! The bad news: It’s the last issue ever. Clearly, I’ve killed yet another… Read More

Clash of the Geeks Write-Ups and Status Check

Well, it’s been a busy day here at the Scalzi Compound, not the least because I’ve been kept busy with PR duties for Clash of the Geeks while still doing everything else I’m supposed to do with my… Read More

Announcing Clash of the Geeks, a Chapbook from Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi and Subterranean Press, to Benefit the Lupus Alliance of America

Yes, folks: It Is Here. Directly below you’ll find the short form of the announcement, which includes where to get it and how to help us fight the battle against lupus. After the short form, I’ll have some… Read More

Canoes, Canoes, Canoes

If you’ve been following the Twitter feed today, you know I was at a picnic today: My mother-in-law’s company was doing its annual employee thing, so off we went. I won’t bore you with the details, but here… Read More

Off Doing Family Stuff

With the family, coincidentally enough. See you tomorrow. And trust me, you do want to check in tomorrow. Oh, yes, you so very do.

This Will Be the Most Successful Whatever Entry Yet

According to the little stats program WordPress provides us, over the last two days a nearly exact number of people linked to and/or directly visited the entry where I told people to write or don’t, and the entry… Read More

It Really Was Inevitable, Wasn’t It

Proof for you that for at least one of my works, I was paid in bacon: As I’ve said to others, the real challenge here is to figure out how to give my agent his 15% when he’s… Read More

Black Sheep

I’ve been off doing actual work today — I know! That never happens! — and now I’m a bit tuckered out, so here, have a song that’s been burrowing through my head for the last month or so:… Read More

The Big Idea: A.R. Rotruck

Do you remember what you were like when you were a kid? You think you do, of course, but do you really? After all, it’s been a while for most of us. For author A.R. Rotruck, the question… Read More

All Right, Seriously, WTF

I mean, really: Blame Mary Robinette Kowal, I got it from her.

Just Arrived, 9/16/10

What’s come in the mail: * Bones of Empire, William C. Dietz (Ace): In the far future, a bioegineered cop must hunt down shape-shifting aliens who threaten the empire of humanity! With guns! At least if the cover… Read More

The World’s Largest and Most Ironic Green Thumb

The last several weeks at the Scalzi Compound have been dry ones, which means that our vasty yard has turned a shade I call “California Brown” — except for this one peninsula of green, which you can see… Read More

Writing: Find the Time or Don’t

Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten a fair number of letters from aspiring writers who want to write but find themselves plagued by the vicissitudes of the day, i.e., they’ve got jobs, and they’re tiring, and… Read More