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Three Things on a Monday Morning

They are: 1. I’m traveling back home today, so once again don’t expect too much here. Don’t worry, you’ll get a full blast tomorrow, even if I don’t in fact get bored and write a post on the… Read More

Reminder to Emerald City Comicon Attendees: Reading/Q&A Today, 5pm

It’ll be in room 3AB, which I’m told seats about 350, so there should be pleeeenty of room. Please come by and do your best to fill it up. To entice you, I will be reading from Lock… Read More

Off to the Emerald City Comicon

Well, I mean, once I get out of this bed, shower, and maybe eat something. I’m likely to be scarce around the blog today, but if you can’t live if living is without me, keep tabs on the… Read More

View From a Hotel Window, Seattle Edition

I got a gull! Actually, there’s several. I expect they will wake me. Not sure how I feel about that. In other news, hi, here I am in Seattle for Emerald City Comicon, which begins tomorrow. Here’s my… Read More

Hello, I am in the Sky

And traveling to Seattle. I’ll check in once I land. In the meantime, how’s your Thursday so far?

Note For Those Waiting on May Big Idea Slots

I’ll assign the remaining May slots when I get back from Seattle. So, probably by April 3rd. If you’ve not heard from me by the end of next week, I’ve likely not had space for you in May…. Read More

The Big Idea: Elle Cosimano

 What’s in a name? If you’re author Elle Cosimano, it turns out quite a lot. The name of her protagonist in Nearly Gone was a key to unlocking the character — and the novel itself. ELLE COSIMANO: I… Read More

Snow and Sun

Not gonna lie. Not thrilled to have to snow out there at the moment. But having the sun out while the snow blows by makes for a pretty picture, at least.

The God Engines Now Added to Humble Bundle 3

Here’s the cool thing: The God Engines, my Hugo and Nebula nominated novella, is now part of the Humble eBook Bundle 3, a collection of DRM-free electronic works. The God Engines joins Jumper by Stephen Gould, Uglies by… Read More

My Emerald City Comicon Events

I’ll be at the Emerald City Comicon this weekend, hanging out, signing books and setting fire to all those who oppose me (well, maybe not so much that last one). If you will be at the convention, here… Read More

The Big Idea: Adam Christopher

Author Adam Christopher believes two words are incredibly important to any writer, and those two words aren’t “get paid” (they’re important too, to be sure). What are those two words, and how do they relate to his latest… Read More

New Public Appearance Announcements: Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Phoenix

2014 has become a very busy year for travel and for appearances. New on the slate: 1. I’ll be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 12, doing the panel “Redshirts: From Page to Screen”… Read More

Reader Request Week 2014 Recap

In case you missed any this year, the complete Reader Request entries for 2014: Reader Request Week 2014 #1: Travel and Me Reader Request Week 2014 #2: Writerly Self-Doubt, Out Loud Reader Request Week 2014 #3: How I… Read More

The Big Idea: Bill Quick

It’s the end of the world as we know it — and we do know it, because the end of the world has been essayed enough over the years. How to change it up and make things fresh?… Read More

The Fan Writer Hugo, and Pros

Over at File 770, Mike Glyer takes aim at pro writers who have won the Best Fan Writer Hugo, me included, on grounds that we tend to minimize the Fan Writer Hugo on our professional resumes; as Glyer… Read More

The New Phone, March 2014 Edition

Today was the day my two year contract on my last phone ran out, and not a moment too soon, because after two years, the previous phone had seriously begun to chug. That one has now been retired… Read More

Reader Request Week 2014 #10: Short Bits

And now, to close out the Reader Request week, short thoughts on a bunch of topics: Bruce: “I never see you write about sports. Are there any out there that interest you?” I very occasionally write about sports,… Read More

New Books/ARCs, 3/21/14

And off we go into the weekend with another set of new books/ARCs what have come to the Scalzi Compound. Tell me what causes you to feel that certain need — I must know! I must! Share in… Read More

Reader Request Week 2014 #9: Short Writery Bits

Questions on writing/publishing/etc that I didn’t want to give a full entry to, but were interesting: Skyfisher: “How much do you think the cover of a book influences how people (especially you) judge it?” It depends on the… Read More

Athena, 3/20/14

Dressed for her sports award ceremony this evening (she was in power lifting). And looking pretty stylish, if I do say so myself.