Monthly Archives: February 2005

The Winner of the “Let’s Mock Scalzi” Contest, And Other Odds and Ends

Krissy decided that she was the only one in the house qualified to judge who was mocking me the best in the little contest I held the other day, so after much pensive deliberation (see above), Krissy has named “CB” as the winner. The winning entry is as thus (and yes, the typos are intentional): […]

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The Winner of the “Let’s Mock Scalzi” Contest, And Other Odds and Ends

Krissy decided that she was the only one in the house qualified to judge who was mocking me the best in the little contest I held the other day, so after much pensive deliberation (see above), Krissy has named “CB” as the winner. The winning entry is as thus (and yes, the typos are intentional): […]

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Agent to the Stars — Available for Pre-order

Okay, here’s that big announcement I mentioned the other day: Subterranean Press is now accepting pre-orders for the limited, signed hardback edition of Agent to the Stars. When you pre-order this book, not only will you be getting a unique collector’s edition of this novel, you’ll also contribute to an excellent cause: Providing games and […]

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Agent to the Stars — Available for Pre-order

Okay, here’s that big announcement I mentioned the other day: Subterranean Press is now accepting pre-orders for the limited, signed hardback edition of Agent to the Stars. When you pre-order this book, not only will you be getting a unique collector’s edition of this novel, you’ll also contribute to an excellent cause: Providing games and […]

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The Why of Writing

Charlie Stross, whose Accelerando you should have already pre-ordered because it’s just that good, goes into some detail as to how it is he’s able to write (short answer: life experience and luck) but is mystified as to the reason why he writes, and says: “If you find it, be sure to tell me?” Well, […]

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Virtual Book Tours

Via S.L. Viehl, I note the existence of Virtual Book Tour, a public relations group which specializes in connecting authors with blogs to complement (or in the stead of) an actual book tour, for a fee ranging anywhere from $225 for a minimal “blogmatching” with three blogs to a three-day “tour” for $3000. Ms. Viehl […]

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For the Grandparents, Relatives and Various and Sundry Friends

The rest of you can just move along to the next thing.

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For the Grandparents, Relatives and Various and Sundry Friends

The rest of you can just move along to the next thing.

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I Know, I’m Weak…

…but, hey, it’s the first time I’ve seen my name on a bestseller list of any sort, so I wanted to share. And I’m next to Yoda, who is also short and balding. We’re a matching pair, we are. Krissy has been reading through all the entries in the “mock Scalzi” contest and has found […]

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Let’s Mock Scalzi: A Contest

Yes, we are a very literate family. Gotta take a few days off to get some work done. However, two things: 1. Be sure you’re back here on Monday for a big announcement regarding Agent to the Stars. 2. In my absence, I thought it might be fun to run a little contest, in which […]

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w00t!

0ld m4/\/z w4|2 is teh r0><0r, d00dz!!!! I 4m 1337!! Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just trying to hang with the kids and, you know, speak teh language. (For those of you completely out in the dark, the number “1337” — which is the Amazon ranking in the picture above — is an analogue for […]

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I Never

(Warning/Enticement: Unseemly yet anti-climatically non-revealing sexual content follows) A correspondent notes: Your riff on 10 Things I’ve Done You Probably Haven’t reminds me of a little parlor game we used to play that was almost the inverse: The “I’ve Never…” Game in which each person at the table, in the car, around the campfire, lounging […]

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Hunter S. Thompson

Like every other guy who wrote for a college newspaper in the last 30 years, there was a time I wanted to be the next Hunter S. Thompson, until I realized (as we all inevitably do) that being the next Hunter S. Thompson wasn’t merely a writing aspiration, but a lifestyle choice for which most […]

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Just So We’re Clear:

A guy who secretly tapes your conversations and then releases them to the public (and/or the New York Times)? He’s a dick. Even if the guy who’s being recorded is now the President of the United States.

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Annoyed! Arrrrr!

Is it wrong for me to be annoyed at Naomi Kritzer for having a journal and not telling me, leaving me to find out about it completely by accident while snuffling through my server logs? Yes, yes it is. Even so: Jeez, Naomi. Thanks a lot. However, now I’ve found you out, so ha! Also, […]

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The Problem With Parents

Those of you who come here often know that I’m no fan of the more obnoxious elements of the “child-free” community, and indeed positively delight in their snitty impotent rage at small children and the people who breed them. That being said, I will give the childfree folks credit for harping on one very important […]

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Washington Post Review of OMW…

…Courtesy of Paul Di Fillipo. The review is halfway down the page. It’s a good one, which is nice: His speculative elements are top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises, while not as deeply plumbed as in Joe Haldeman’s classic The […]

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Washington Post Review of OMW…

…Courtesy of Paul Di Fillipo. The review is halfway down the page. It’s a good one, which is nice: His speculative elements are top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises, while not as deeply plumbed as in Joe Haldeman’s classic The […]

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10 Things I’ve Done You Probably Haven’t

There’s a LiveJournal meme floating around at the moment that asking people to list ten things they’ve done that other people they know probably haven’t. I’m taking it from LJ and releasing it into the wilds. Here are my 10, in no particular order: 1. Scaled scaffolding on a church and touched the cross at […]

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Jeff Gannon, Liberal Victim

Frankly, I’m surprised we haven’t heard something like this out of right-wing radio, concerning the whole Jeff Gannon issue. Or maybe, we just haven’t heard it yet. (For LiveJournal/RSS feed gackers, there’s a link to an mp3 file here.)

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