Chapters 3 & 4 of Fuzzy Nation at io9

Yesterday, Tor.com offered up the first two chapters of Fuzzy Nation for your sampling delight — now io9 follows up with chapters three and four, in which Jack Holloway makes the acquaintance of a small, furry creature. No,… Read More

Summer SF/F Film Preview

Because it’s that time of the year, over at the FilmCritic.com I talk about the upcoming science fiction and fantasy films of the summer, and which ones I think will be worth the time to see. And for… Read More

Sunset, 5/3/11

The first sunset picture taken with the new camera. Not too bad.

Fair Warning on the Next Four Weeks

Just so you all know, for much of May, Whatever will be new book intensive, i.e., there will be a lot of stuff about Fuzzy Nation going on here. The reasons for this are as follows (and fairly… Read More

Read the First Two Chapters of Fuzzy Nation

The release of Fuzzy Nation is now exactly one week away, and to get you excited about it — as if you were not excited enough already — Tor.com has chapters one and two available for your perusal,… Read More

The Big Idea: Kevin Hearne

Author Kevin Hearne had a novel way of getting to his novel Hounded — a way that involved equal parts of geekery, stubbornness and alcohol. Given who the constituency is here, I know I now have your attention…. Read More

Ask Me Anything (over at Reddit)

Hey, folks: if you’re someone who spends time over at Reddit, we’re doing an “Ask Me Anything” bit over there — you ask anything, and I’ll be going through the questions and answering. You can ask about the… Read More

Athena Wishes to Express Her Enthusiasm For the Hardcover of Fuzzy Nation

The author copies of which just arrived at the Scalzi Compound. They look fantastic. Speaking of Fuzzy Nation, I wrote about it (and its relationship to fan fiction) today for the Tor newsletter, so if you subscribe to… Read More

Osama, Obama, and Us

(Image ganked from Andrew Sullivan) And now, some further thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden. * In a very practical sense, bin Laden’s death doesn’t change anything, particularly in the short run. He’s been on the… Read More

Suddenly That Klingon Proverb Makes a Hell of a Lot of Sense

Bye, Osama. Hell’s duodenum has been waiting for you a long time. I’m sure you’ll fit right in. I will undoubtedly have more to say later. But for now: Glad he’s dead. Wish it had been sooner. But… Read More

The Faces of Penguicon 2011

I wanted to test out my shiny new camera this weekend, so I took it with me to Penguicon and proceeded to snap a few hundred pictures with it, with a particular emphasis on portraiture. Basically I wanted… Read More

Photobombed by Chewie

There are certain things that can only happen at a science fiction convention. Being photobombed by Chewbacca is almost certainly one of them. You are sad it did not happen to you. In other news, “Photobombed by Chewie”… Read More