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In Case You Missed It On Twitter

Regarding the current issue with the current issue of the SFWA Bulletin: FYI, as President of SFWA, publications are my responsibility. Your criticisms are welcome. Send them to me at president@sfwa.org. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) May 31, 2013… Read More

Headed Home

After three weeks, more than a dozen events/appearances, and having signed my name in books at least a couple of thousand times, I am on my way home. Thank you everyone who came out to see me on… Read More

For Everyone Who Ever Asked Me When I Was Going to Be On “Tabletop”: NOW.

Here you go. It’s me, Wil Wheaton, Bobak Ferdowsi and Jason Finn playing Forbidden Island. And, yeah, it was tons of fun. Just like you always expected it would be. Plus! Here’s the extended interview of me! Because… Read More

The Big Idea: Michael Marshall Smith

It’s not unusual for authors to play with words in their stories. It’s slightly more unusual for authors to take chances with the meaning of their stories — and to see if the meaning of the stories will… Read More

Atlanta/Decatur: See Me Thursday! 7pm! Eagle Eye Book Shop!

Yet again, the pertinent information is in the headline, but here are additional details if you need them. I will say this, however: The Atlanta/Decatur stop is the last stop in my three-week non-stop trek about the country… Read More

In Which I Interview Matthew Stover

Orbit Books is releasing Matthew Stover’s “Acts of Caine” series in the UK in brand spanking new digital editions, and as part of the opening festivities, they asked me if I would interview the author for their Web… Read More

Raleigh: See Me at Quail Ridge Books, Wednesday, 7:30!

Yet again, the headline has the relevant details, but if you need more, follow this link. I’m very much looking forward to coming to North Carolina again; some of my favorite people are there. If you come to… Read More

Priest, Sykes, Hieber, Dawson, Hearne and Me, Blathering Randomly for an Hour

We’re all writers. We all snark at each other on Twitter. The folks at Phoenix Comic Con gave us an hour to replicate that experience live, on a panel. Mission accomplished.

The Big Idea: Mur Lafferty

In today’s Big Idea, Campbell Award nominee Mur Lafferty takes on both the serious (Hurricane Katrina) and the less-than-serious (humor! Which is funny!) while writing about her novel The Shambling Guide to New York City. Hey, did I… Read More

The Human Division Hardcover Extras: Now Available Electronically (and Free!)

We told you this time would come, and so it has: The two extra stories in the hardcover/compiled eBook edition of The Human Division, “After the Coup” and “Hafte Sorvalh Eats a Churro and Speaks to the Youth… Read More

Not the View From My Hotel Window, Memphis Edition

Rather, where I had dinner this evening. The burger, as promised, was quite good. And Beale street was hopping. I think I like this town.

Memphis! Come See Me at The Booksellers at Laurel Wood TUESDAY 6pm!

Once again the headline says it all — I’m coming to Memphis, perchance to amuse you with my reading, signing and q&a skills. Here are all the details about my appearance. This will be my first ever visit… Read More

In Which Cracked.com Does a Follow-up On “Straight White Male”

Hey, remember a year ago when I wrote a piece talking about how being a straight white male was like playing the game of life on the lowest difficulty setting? And then a bunch of straight white dudes… Read More

Troll, Scalzi, Mallet, Gamma Rabbit

Man, this sketch from Howard Tayler has it all. Also: that poor troll. I almost feel sorry for it. Almost. Phoenix Comic Con continues to be awesome. That is all.      

Hello From Phoenix Comic Con

Having a fabulous time so far. Yesterday’s fun included embarrassing the heck out of author Kevin Hearne, having a limo ride with Grant Imahara, and sharing a dessert with Jewel Staite. You know, as you do. Plus hanging… Read More

Phoenix/Scottsdale: I’m At the Poisoned Pen, Saturday, 5pm!

As most of you know, I’m heading to Phoenix to be part of the Phoenix ComicCon. But for those of you who are not attending that little soiree, you’ll be happy to know that I am also making… Read More

I’m Alive

Just busy. Amuse yourselves in my absence. Be back later.

Madison! I’m at A Room Of One’s Own TOMORROW, 4pm! Note the Time!

I’ll be doing a rare afternoon tour appearance tomorrow in Madison because at 6pm, A Room of One’s Own welcomes the Guests of Honor at Wiscon, the (completely fantastic) science fiction and fantasy convention. So if you’re coming… Read More

Amazon’s Kindle Worlds: Instant Thoughts

The Twitters are abuzz today about Amazon’s new “Kindle Worlds” program, in which people are allowed to write and then sell through Amazon their fan fiction for certain properties owned by Alloy Entertainment, including Vampire Diaries and Pretty… Read More

The Big Idea: Rhiannon Held

Readers often have default expectations when it comes to their reading — default expectations that we call “tropes.” But where do you go as a writer when the tropes don’t take you where your characters need to be?… Read More