UPDATE: 12:03: They’ve all been given away. Thanks! My pal Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press has ten copies of Ganymede, the latest installment of Cherie Priest’s terrific Clockwork Century series, and you can win one if you live… Read More
And if you missed it too, SFSignal’s flowchart for NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books is pretty awesome. And as a bonus it pegs Old Man’s War reasonably well. Check it out.
I very strongly suspect the Yankees intentionally blew a seven run lead, just to mess with the Red Sox. Because that’s how it is between them. Discuss.
Regarding the sidebar, as I know you are all passionately interested. 1. The “Today’s Books Sent to Scalzi” feed is back because I started updating it again after a couple of weeks (reason for delay: Not a whole… Read More
We’ve been meaning to donate our Suzuki Sidekick since we took delivery on the Mini Countryman. Today was the day we finally did it, giving it to the local Ronald McDonald House Charities to auction off (or whatever)… Read More
Writers, almost by definition, have something to say. What they don’t always have, alas, is the knowledge of the best way to say it. We fumble about through revisions and drafts, adding characters and situations — and then… Read More
The picture captures them pretty well, I have to say.
Any time is a good time for a mailbag column at FilmCritic.com, answering questions on new films and previous columns. So this week I answer questions about whether Contagion is a science fiction film, why science fiction films… Read More
If you follow this link, you will see news from Subterranean Press that Nook and Kindle editions of “Questions For a Soldier” and “The Sagan Diary,” two short works set in the Old Man’s War universe (“Questions” takes… Read More
Honestly, just because I’m away from the blog for a day or two does not mean I’ve gone over to the undead side. Yes, my skin is pale and rotting. Yes, I find it hard to enunciate with… Read More
Just busy with real world stuff today. Will attempt to update later when real world stuff gets squared away.
Awwww. They’re pals, they are.
So, yes, I’ve gone ahead and changed the blog theme here at Whatever, for two reasons. One, I was getting bored with the old theme, as I do about once every year. Two, the previous theme did not… Read More
I’m fiddling with the look of the site. Everything will be fine in a bit.
The folks over at National Geographic sent along to me one of their latest books, figuring I might appreciate it, given its title. And, well. Yes. It does intrigue me on the title alone. It’s also a pretty… Read More
What’s up? Well: * For those folks still interested in the follow-up to the Redshirts auction will be happy to know that I met with the library folks today and they are very happy about everything that’s happened,… Read More
She’s the one in the pigtails here, to be clear. A happy 44th to her — she’s spending it in Austin, Texas, actually, which is not a bad place to be on one’s birthday.
For the ukulele performance, Redshirts auction winner Brad Roberts said that any tune I favored will do. Well, this particular tune is pretty easy (four chords! Over and over!) and I know it reasonably well. So there it… Read More
The unexpected: When it happens in books, it’s interesting. When it happens in real life it’s interesting too, although not always in the same way. During the writing of her highly praised novel The Shattering (“an intense and… Read More
Folks: I’m trying out a new comment system associated with WordPress called IntenseDebate, which should offer (me at least) a little more functionality as regarding handling comments here. What this means is that over the next little while… Read More