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It Is Time To Remind People That I Don’t Read Unpublished Works (Even Yours)

Because I’ve gotten several e-mails recently from people asking me to do so. The answer is always “thank you but no,” and the reasons why are here. Note that I also link to that post on my general… Read More

Yikes

I think all the travel fatigue I’ve been putting off has finally caught up to me. I feel like my brain has just turned into cement. While I sit here in a daze, tell me: How are you?

The Now-Standard Post-Travel EMail Post (That’s Not Quite Yet Post-Travel)

Which is: I’ve gotten a ton of e-mail in the last couple of weeks while I was on tour, much of it very nice e-mails from folks who have enjoyed Redshirts, the rest the usual mix of stuff…. Read More

Dear Lansing: I Am Full of Anniversary Cake and Am Logy and Have Nothing Clever to Say at the Moment

I’m sorry. I wish I was more clever as I write this, but there seems to be an inverse relationship between my¬†creativity and how much frosting I have consumed. And I have consumed an appalling amount of frosting… Read More

17 Years

Seventeen years ago today, Krissy and I got married. I love that we are still married, and I love that I love her more today than when I married her. And I love that she feels the same… Read More

A Day Off

I’m heading home and as it will be the first time I see the family in a week, I’m going to focus on them rather than the Internet. See you all tomorrow.

Dear Home: Tomorrow! I Am There!

Remember me? The guy that lives in you? Sometimes? When he’s not on tour? Well, tomorrow I get to see you again! Whoo-hoo! And, uh, then on Monday I have to go back on tour. Don’t look at… Read More

The Big Idea: Diana Peterfreund

Jane Austen has been a muse for more than one speculative fiction writer, in no small part because the world she lived in can echo into the future, amplifying what the author of a new work wishes to… Read More

In Today’s Very Special Episode of The View From My Hotel Window

The view is not actually from my hotel window, because my hotel room has a terrace. This is the view from that, looking down toward the streets of Manhattan. I do not know what I did to deserve… Read More

Dear Boston: Hey, You’re in the Book!

Did you know? It’s true: Boston has a cameo appearance in Redshirts. I call out the Freedom Trail and everything! That means we’re the best buddies ever! And that’s why, when I show up the COOP tomorrow, June… Read More

Redshirts #15 on NYT Hardcover Fiction List

Whoo Hoo! That will be in the list that will come out June 24. Needless to say, this does not suck. And once again: thank you, folks. Seriously.

Dear Brooklyn: YOU DON’T SCARE ME

Dear Brooklyn: The last time I was in New York, I was in Manhattan and I got a whole bunch of tweets that went like this: “If Scalzi was a REAL MAN, he’d come to Brooklyn.” Because Brooklyn… Read More

The Big Idea: Robert McCammon

The “bad guy”: Essential for many plots, fun to write, and fun to read. But what goes into making a bad guy bad? Is it more than malfeasance on the mind? In The Providence Rider, the latest Matthew… Read More

Patrick Nielsen Hayden Explains eBook Territorial Rights For You

In a long and very worthwhile comment in the previous entry thread. If you ever wondered why you can get eBooks in some countries but not others (specifically as it relates to Redshirts, but also more generally) this… Read More

Today’s Interesting Bit of Trivia

So, I got some data for how Redshirts sold in the last week. Basically: Between print, electronic and audiobook versions, Redshirts sold roughly two and a half times as many copies in its first week than Old Man’s… Read More

Dear Burbank: A NOTE FROM THE FUTURE

DEAR BURBANK STOP THIS IS JOHN SCALZI STOP I AM WRITING YOU FROM A FUTURE WHERE THE INTERNET EXPLODED AND THERE ARE ONLY TELEGRAPHS STOP IT’S A HORRIBLE FUTURE STOP BADGERS RULE US ALL STOP BUT OUR SCIENTISTS… Read More

Redshirts One Week In

It’s chugging along very nicely as far as I can tell. I don’t yet have any actual numbers to report, but it’s been in Amazon’s top ten for science fiction for the whole week (both in physical and… Read More

And Now, Wil Wheaton Losing His Mind as the Kings Win the Stanley Cup

Because he’s just that excited.¬†And speaking as a man who owns a Kings jersey of his own (albeit from the Gretzky era), I can’t say that I am displeased, either. Fun fact: The other fellow briefly seen in… Read More

Dear Pasadena: I Promise I Won’t Be Sticky This Time

So, Pasadena, do you remember that time I worked on a parade float for the Rose Bowl parade? When I had to take dried, halved peas and stick them to the side of a float which had been… Read More

Mark Reads “Shadow War of the Night Dragons”

The story here: This fellow named Mark Orshiro, who has made a name for himself by doing stuff and recording himself doing it and then posting it online (at the logically titled MarkDoesStuff.com), did a thing where for… Read More