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Scam Attempt Warning for SF/F Writers

Short version: If you’re a science fiction/fantasy writer who got an invitation to speak from Bexley College in the UK, someone’s trying to scam you. Longer version: Here’s an e-mail in my box today: Greetings John Scalzi, I… Read More

Can’t Play; Proofing Book

This one specifically. I will say this: I think the individual episodes are working really well and I think it does well as a complete set. So however you plan to read it, you’re going to have a… Read More

Winner From Yesterday’s Redshirts Contest

I had the missus, pictured here with Redshirts, pick a number between four and twelve; she picked eleven. Then I had her pick a number between zero and five; she picked two. Then I asked for a final… Read More

Hey, Look! The Trade Paperback Edition of Redshirts! Want One?

Just arrived at the Scalzi Compound. It looks lovely. You all will get to get yours in 11 days (that’s January 15th)… Except for the one of you I randomly select to get a copy from this comment… Read More

Sword & Laser Book Club Pick for January: Old Man’s War

And here’s the video: I’m pleased.

Cat Naps: A Photographic Trilogy

All taken within about a minute of each other. Yes, my cats have a hard life.

SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists/Fans 2013 Award Awareness Post

For the last couple of years, after noting my own award-eligible works, I posted another thread for other folks in the science fiction and fantasy field to make potential award nominators aware of their works and/or personal award eligibility…. Read More

Killing My Voice Mail

Well, I finally did what I should have done about four years ago, which is to change my cell phone voice mail message to this: Hi, this is John Scalzi. I will never ever ever ever listen to… Read More

You Have Never Truly Heard Me Until You Have Heard Me Through Mary Robinette Kowal and Google Voice

  Mary Robinette Kowal does a dramatic reading of three Google Voice transcripts of my voice. All of the human experience is in there. All in one minute and eight seconds. It. Is. Magic.

Andrew Sullivan Goes Indie (Again)

There’s some excitement and/or consternation on the Internets in the last day or so regarding writer and blogger Andrew Sullivan’s decision to go indie with his blog, taking it from the confines of The Daily Beast, where it… Read More

SF Trends for 2013

In the Guardian today, Damien Walter makes predictions for what he sees are big trends in science fiction for 2013, including the mainstreaming of SF, a new interest in space, and the emergence of serialization, of which The… Read More

The 2013 Award Consideration Post

January 1st was the start of Hugo Award nominations, and for members of SFWA, the Nebula Award nominations are already underway. So for those of you nominating or thinking about nominating for these or other science fiction/fantasy-related awards,… Read More

My New Computer’s Neat Trick

Here’s me doing something that I forgot I could do with the new computer. The screen tilts back about sixty degrees and because it has a touchscreen it also has an onscreen keyboard that you can call up. So right now… Read More

The First Sunset Picture of the Year

Because I’m all about giving the people what they want!

Morning Star Interview With Me on 148Apps

In which the author of the piece comes away impressed with my being “a master of saying things without actually saying them,” i.e., talking about Morning Star without giving away details of plot, gameplay and the like. Yes,… Read More

Oh Look, the First Political Post of 2013

I have been asked in e-mail whether I have any thoughts on the “fiscal cliff” deal, and the answer is: Meh. I don’t find the substance of the deal particularly impressive. I think it has two primary functions…. Read More

The (Not Really) Resolutions for 2013

Like many people who have a hopefully realistic sense of self, I don’t use the new year to crack off a list of resolutions, the word being used in the modern sense of “things I have no intent… Read More

What I Am Doing With My Life in 2013

For those of you who crave such information, a rough idea of the next twelve months in John Scalzi. BOOKS, ETC Here’s what you may expect from me, output-wise, in 2013: The Human Division: The latest Old Man’s… Read More

Two Quick Notes on The God Engines and OMW

And they are: 1. The God Engines is one of the top ten science fiction/fantasy novellas of the 21st century (to date), according to the Locus Online 2012 All-Centuries poll, which now covers short fiction as well. Here… Read More

First Cat Picture of 2013 Plus 2012 Stats Report

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way first, with the first cat picture of the year: Clearly Ghlaghghee had a late night. Best not to disturb her. Second, here are the stats for Whatever for 2012…. Read More