Monthly Archives: March 2005

Rerun Week: Counting the Days

Be happy for me: The chapter of my book that’s been killing me is now complete. It’s all steeply downhill from here, and that’s good. Here’s today’s rerun. — BEST CALENDAR OF THE MILLENNIUM The Mayan Calendar. I’m writing this on December 16, 1999 — on the Mayan calendar, it’s 12.19.6.14.6. That’s right, only 5,485 […]

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Rerun Week: Big Gay Kings

Reruns this week while I close up shop on some projects; I’m reprinting pieces from my “That Was The Millennium That Was” series from 1999. Here’s today’s. —- BEST GAY MAN OF THE MILLENNIUM Richard I of England, otherwise known as Richard the Lionhearted. He’s here, he’s queer, he’s the King of England. Although, certainly, […]

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Rerun Week: Visions of Hell

Reruns this week while I close up shop on some projects; I’m reprinting pieces from my “That Was The Millennium That Was” series from 1999. Here’s today’s. — BEST VISION OF HELL OF THE MILLENNIUM It comes from Hieronymus Bosch, the Dutch painter who lived in the 15th and 16th Centuries (although assuredly, not through […]

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Rerun Week: Visions of Hell

Reruns this week while I close up shop on some projects; I’m reprinting pieces from my “That Was The Millennium That Was” series from 1999. Here’s today’s. — BEST VISION OF HELL OF THE MILLENNIUM It comes from Hieronymus Bosch, the Dutch painter who lived in the 15th and 16th Centuries (although assuredly, not through […]

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Repeat Week — Goodies From the Lost Archives

Work has got me by the neck and is constricting me like a hungry boa, so I’ve got nothing new today, or likely for several days. BUT, rather than pull one of my famous hiati, I’m going to offer up some reruns. In particular, selections from my That Was the Millennium That Was series, written […]

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Hugo Goodness

The Hugo Awards are out (you can find the complete list here), and it’s been a good year for acquaintances and friends, among them: Charlie Stross, who received three Hugo nominations this year, one for Best Novel (Iron Sunrise) and two in the Best Novella category (for “The Concrete Jungle” and “Elector”). Kelly Link, for […]

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Hugo Goodness

The Hugo Awards are out (you can find the complete list here), and it’s been a good year for acquaintances and friends, among them: Charlie Stross, who received three Hugo nominations this year, one for Best Novel (Iron Sunrise) and two in the Best Novella category (for “The Concrete Jungle” and “Elector”). Kelly Link, for […]

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Hugo Goodness

The Hugo Awards are out (you can find the complete list here), and it’s been a good year for acquaintances and friends, among them: Charlie Stross, who received three Hugo nominations this year, one for Best Novel (Iron Sunrise) and two in the Best Novella category (for “The Concrete Jungle” and “Elector”). Kelly Link, for […]

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Little Bits

Some quick notes before I abandon you all for the day (books don’t write themselves, alas). * I’ll be out through Easter, and I hope yours is ressuriffic! * I realize that some of you are frightened and confused that I’ve not posted anything self-congratulatory re: Old Man’s War, in, like, a week, so: Rick […]

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Welcome F6Rider and ValkyrieRiders Visitors

My uncle Gale “oZ” Scalzi was kind enough to put a big ol’ ad for Old Man’s War on F6Rider.com, the home site for the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club, which is the largest Honda Valkyrie club in the world, and that ad included a link back here. So, if you’re coming over from F6Rider.com, howdy! […]

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Welcome F6Rider and ValkyrieRiders Visitors

My uncle Gale “oZ” Scalzi was kind enough to put a big ol’ ad for Old Man’s War on F6Rider.com, the home site for the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club, which is the largest Honda Valkyrie club in the world, and that ad included a link back here. So, if you’re coming over from F6Rider.com, howdy! […]

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Ten Things About Literary Rejection

Since I will be in the position of rejecting people’s work later in the year, I wanted to post ten quick things about rejection that I think people should know, at least as it regards what I’ll be doing. 1. If you haven’t read Teresa Nielsen Hayden’s seminal “Slushkiller” entry about the editorial side of […]

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Spooky Girl

Athena saw the earlier picture of me, and, showing the utter delight of the macabre that no doubt signal that her teenage years will be spent wearing black and ankhs, demanded that I make a picture of her just like it — “only scarier!” Well, okay. Here’s the picture we started with: And here’s the […]

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Agent to the Stars Cover Art

As many of you know, I managed to rope in Mike Krahulik (aka “Gabriel”) of Penny Arcade to do the cover art for the cover of Agent to the Stars. And here it is! I ask you, how awesome is that? The answer: Pretty damn so. The tabloid on the cover is the one that’s […]

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Agent to the Stars Cover Art

As many of you know, I managed to rope in Mike Krahulik (aka “Gabriel”) of Penny Arcade to do the cover art for the cover of Agent to the Stars. And here it is! I ask you, how awesome is that? The answer: Pretty damn so. The tabloid on the cover is the one that’s […]

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Agent to the Stars Cover Art

As many of you know, I managed to rope in Mike Krahulik (aka “Gabriel”) of Penny Arcade to do the cover art for the cover of Agent to the Stars. And here it is! I ask you, how awesome is that? The answer: Pretty damn so. The tabloid on the cover is the one that’s […]

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Clearing the Sulferous Air

Just to address the rumors: 1. Yes, apparently a gateway to Hell randomly appeared in my basement last week. That “sump pump flooding” story: A tissue of lies. Sorry. 2. Yes, I was briefly possessed by an entity of pure unfathomable malevolence, who claimed various names, among them “Sulferlucent,” “Gadsennezzar,” and “Tom Delay,” and who […]

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Terry Schiavo

A reader has asked me what I think of the Terry Schiavo case. Well, naturally, I think that I think it’s wonderful that we live in a country where the heads of the House, Senate and the Executive branch feel perfectly at ease using the immense power of the national government to micromanage the medical […]

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Terry Schiavo

A reader has asked me what I think of the Terry Schiavo case. Well, naturally, I think that I think it’s wonderful that we live in a country where the heads of the House, Senate and the Executive branch feel perfectly at ease using the immense power of the national government to micromanage the medical […]

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Terry Schiavo

A reader has asked me what I think of the Terry Schiavo case. Well, naturally, I think that I think it’s wonderful that we live in a country where the heads of the House, Senate and the Executive branch feel perfectly at ease using the immense power of the national government to micromanage the medical […]

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