Monthly Archives: February 2005

Some Booksluttery, and Cover Art

A good review of Old Man’s War at Bookslut: The first half of the book could almost be read like a post-Vietnam Starship Troopers, complete with basic training, exotic enemies and first battle fears. But the tone shifts as the plot progresses. As Perry becomes less green (and there‚Äôs a pun here that only those […]

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Amazon Best Seller, Blah Blah Blah

A little bird tittered in my ear that Old Man’s War has crawled onto the Amazon Best Seller list in the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre: At this very second it’s #12 (this will almost certainly change quickly, this being Amazon), just slightly above The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Just below that: George Orwell, […]

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SF/F Novel Advances, Continued

No time for a long, involved entry today (I’m hip deep in Bon Jovi at the moment — and it smells like creaky leather), but if you’re at all interested in learning what science fiction and fantasy authors are really making, Tobias Buckell has compiled the current results of his genre advance survey for your […]

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A Review in the Chicago Maroon!

Oooh, I’m excited about this: A review of Old Man’s War in the Chicago Maroon, which is the student newspaper of the University of Chicago. I myself was editor-in-chief of the Maroon in the 89-90 school year, so what can I say, I was hoping they’d get around to it. And the reviewer liked it, […]

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Old News

A New York City judge says today New York has to let same-sex couples marry. Big news? Apparently not: It’s only the third story on the New York Times Web site, and it’s not even on CNN.com’s front page, nor the MSNBC.com front page. Washington Post? Nah. LA Times? Zip. NYPost should have something, right? […]

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Little Bits

Just a bunch of little things going on: * I got my author’s copy of the Science Fiction Book Club version of Old Man’s War this afternoon, and I found the differences interesting. The cover is glossy where the Tor version is not; the book itself is black where the Tor version is blue; the […]

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Booklist Review

Well, this is nice: A review of Old Man’s War in Booklist, which is the magazine of the American Library Association. I found the review in, of all places, the French version of Amazon (I just wanted to see if the French have access to my books, okay? Is that so wrong?). However, it’s also […]

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Athena’s First Story

Being a writer myself, you can imagine how thrilled I was when last night, Athena wrote — and illustrated! — her very first story. Because there would be no point in having this site if I didn’t share this sort of thing with you, here is that story, with subtitles (Athena has the creative spelling […]

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Acting Like a Grownup

It says something about the pervasive inclination of our culture toward youth that I am now 35 years old yet still occasionally surprised when I do “adult” things. Case in point: We’re refinancing the mortgage on our Virgina property. This will accomplish a number of things: because the value of the property has gone up, […]

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