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A Special Note to Canadians, For Whom It is Not Thanksgiving, Re: Signed Books

Hello, Canadians! While the US is away from the computer today, contemplating gravy, I thought I would let you know that whilst I was in Canada last week, I signed Bakka Phoenix Book’s entire stock of John Scalzi… Read More

Lopsided Cat Establishes His Dominance

Look, it’s not like he has anything against the lamp. But the lamp was where he wanted to nap. The lamp had to go.

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Twenty Three: Friends

My oldest friend who I still know and stay in contact with is Kyle Brodie, whom I met in the second grade. We hit it off on the first day, not in class but on the bus ride… Read More

In Which I Make My First Presidential Campaign Contribution of the Election

To whom? you ask. Or maybe you don’t, as you naturally assume I will spend money on the candidate I expect to support in the general election. In which case you’d be wrong: I just sent $50 to… Read More

A Thanksgiving Advent Calendar Extra

In keeping with the concept for the month, over at FilmCritic.com, I explain what I’m thankful for when it comes to science fiction films. What is it? Clearly, you’ll need to click through to find out. Please do… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Twenty Two: Music That Mattered To Me

My day was thrown a little out of whack with errands and Anne McCaffrey’s death, so I’m bumping the Advent piece I had planned for today until tomorrow, when I have time to write it at greater length…. Read More

RIP, Anne McCaffrey

One of science fiction and fantasy’s grand masters, without doubt. Early details are here and here, and I’m sure there are more to come. The thread here is now open for your thoughts and reminiscences of the author… Read More

Also, Just So All Y’all Know

I am soooooooooooooo behind on e-mail. Especially Big Idea stuff. BUT I will get it all caught up. Er, tomorrow. Yes! Tomorrow. So please don’t panic. I’m not ignoring just you. Also: Sorry. Also also: Today’s Thanksgiving Advent… Read More

Athena Tells It Like It Is

That’s right. Quadrate your own equation, if you please. (Note: I’m aware “quadrate” is not a verb. It’s a funny, involving words. Thank you for your concern.) Now, she might help you with your math, so that you… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Twenty One: Krissy and Athena

Because they are my heart. And that’s all I need to say about that.

Back to the US

Today’s a travel day once more. I’ll be posting in the afternoon. Don’t wreck the place whilst I am hurtling through the air (either the site or the US in general).

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Twenty: Bradford, Ohio

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t want to move to Bradford. It was nothing against Bradford in particular; it was that it was in Ohio, and I didn’t want to move to Ohio. I was… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Nineteen: Being Busy (and Lazy)

I like to say I’m a lazy person, because I think I am: I’m a big fan of the principle of least effort for maximum effect. Some call that efficiency, but I think efficiency is frequently born of… Read More

Busy Day

Today’s my busiest day at the con with events going through 9pm, so don’t expect to see too much of me around here today. Will sneak in at some point for a short Thanksgiving Advent Calendar piece. May… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Eighteen: Writing

Over the course of this Thanksgiving Advent adventure, I’ve talked about a number of things associated with writing, and how they’ve affected my life. I haven’t talked about writing itself, however. So I’d like to focus on that… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Seventeen: Fans

I’m writing you today from Toronto, where I am because a bunch of very nice Canadians decided it would be a groovy thing to pay for my plane ticket, put me up in a hotel, and fete me… Read More

Heading North

And East! To Toronto. So don’t expect huge amounts today. Will update after I get myself situated in Canada. And if you are in Toronto, remember that this evening I am doing an event at the Merril Collection,… Read More

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Sixteen: The Internet

And, well. This one’s sort of obvious, isn’t it. When a globe-spanning network of computers is directly responsible for much of one’s career, income, notoriety and daily life, what else should one say but “thanks”? The Internet has… Read More

Klout CEO Joe Fernandez Responds

Received a letter this morning from Joe Fernandez, the CEO Klout. I’m posting it with his permission. Check out the link included for more from his point of view. Hey John, My name is Joe Fernandez and I… Read More

Signed Books for the Holidays: How to Get Them From Me

The last couple of weeks people have e-mailed me, asking, “Hey, that thing you do during the holidays? Where you team up with your local bookstore to get signed copies of your books to people? Are you going… Read More