Monthly Archives: March 2006

Here’s a Question:

Has anyone else ever had a dream just about reading and answering e-mail? Not, like, sexy e-mail. Just e-mail. I can’t imagine I’m the only one, and yet I find it disturbing to do something so mundane during my REM sleep.

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Coining a Phrase: “Christian Victim Front”

Since we seem to be talking about it here today, allow me to coin a phrase for the type of Christians who irrationally believe they and their values are constantly under attack and that they are the underdog in some vast moral scuffle here in the United States, even though 8 of 10 Americans identify […]

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A Grateful Nation Thanks Its President

Finally, a Bush initiative I agree with!

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DeLay’s War

Oh no! Tom DeLay says there’s a war on Christianity! To the bunkers! With the crucifix! There is no war on Christianity, save, perhaps, the one being perpetrated by “Christians” who by their deeds show themselves to be either ignorant of or manifestly opposed to the ideals espoused by Jesus, against the Christians who are […]

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Adding Accelerando

For those 2006 Hugo/Campbell voters out there, I’m happy to note that our 2006 Hugo/Campbell voters electronic edition package has been sweetened by 50% with the addition of Charlie Stross’ 2006 Hugo-nominated novel Accelerando. Click here for the update to the original entry, plus information on how you can get Accelerando if you’ve already downloaded […]

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Adding Accelerando

For those 2006 Hugo/Campbell voters out there, I’m happy to note that our 2006 Hugo/Campbell voters electronic edition package has been sweetened by 50% with the addition of Charlie Stross’ 2006 Hugo-nominated novel Accelerando. Click here for the update to the original entry, plus information on how you can get Accelerando if you’ve already downloaded […]

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Interesting But Unverifiable Facts About the 2006 Campbell Class

Here’s the Campbell Class of 2006, or at the very least, books representing each of us. While I’ve been catching up on my reading, I’ve also had my crack team of private investigators create dossiers on each other Campbell nominee this year, in, of course, wholly legal and non-intrusive ways. In this way, I’ve discovered […]

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Interesting But Unverifiable Facts About the 2006 Campbell Class

Here’s the Campbell Class of 2006, or at the very least, books representing each of us. While I’ve been catching up on my reading, I’ve also had my crack team of private investigators create dossiers on each other Campbell nominee this year, in, of course, wholly legal and non-intrusive ways. In this way, I’ve discovered […]

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Spin, Accelerando and Old Man’s War: The 2006 Hugo/Campbell Voters Electronic Editions

8/1/06: Hugo voting for 2006 is now closed. I regret we may no longer offer electronic versions of Spin and Old Man’s War. For the duration of the 2006 Hugo and Campbell campaign, Tor Books has graciously reverted certain electronic rights to John Scalzi and Robert Charles Wilson concerning their Hugo-nominated novels Old Man’s War […]

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“Coffee Shop” and Subterranean Scalzi Sale

Hey! I have book news, and sale news, and they are magically interrelated. So let me tell you about both. Prepare for pimpage, people. Book news first: Subterranean Press is now taking pre-orders for You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing. As you may have guessed […]

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“Coffee Shop” and Subterranean Scalzi Sale

Hey! I have book news, and sale news, and they are magically interrelated. So let me tell you about both. Prepare for pimpage, people. Book news first: Subterranean Press is now taking pre-orders for You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing. As you may have guessed […]

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Writing Memes and Hal Duncan

Two writey-like things: 1. Elizabeth Bear rather unintentionally started a “10 Things I Know About Writing” meme, which has prompted folks like Hal Duncan and Meg McCarron and Jay Lake, among others, to drop in their own thoughts on the matter (and Nick Mamatas to snark on the whole lot of them). I’d jump in […]

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Feeling Patriotic

You know, I couldn’t possibly give a crap about college basketball, so I just surprised the hell out of myself by yelling “all right!” when I read that George Mason beat Connecticut to make it to the Final Four. I guess I’m a sucker for an underdog just like everybody else, particularly one from an […]

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Krieg des Alten Mannes und Die Geist Brigaden

Some nice news from other continents: We’ve sold Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades in Germany, to Heyne, who also publishes Robert Charles Wilson, Charlie Stross, George RR Martin, but sadly not Ken MacLeod, thus depriving Heyne of a clean sweep of this year’s Hugo nominees. Drat the luck. In any event, nice to […]

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Krieg des Alten Mannes und Die Geist Brigaden

Some nice news from other continents: We’ve sold Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades in Germany, to Heyne, who also publishes Robert Charles Wilson, Charlie Stross, George RR Martin, but sadly not Ken MacLeod, thus depriving Heyne of a clean sweep of this year’s Hugo nominees. Drat the luck. In any event, nice to […]

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Two Suns in the Sunset

Sunset, March 25, 2006. This is an interesting version of a sun pillar; the extended pillar is obscured from view by the presence of lower-lying clouds in the foreground. So rather than a pillar of light extending upward, you get what looks to be a second sun. I’ve been semi-conscious today at best (the flu […]

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Two Suns in the Sunset

Sunset, March 25, 2006. This is an interesting version of a sun pillar; the extended pillar is obscured from view by the presence of lower-lying clouds in the foreground. So rather than a pillar of light extending upward, you get what looks to be a second sun. I’ve been semi-conscious today at best (the flu […]

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Caught Unawares

The missus, while we were out to dinner last night. I don’t think she caught me snapping a picture of her with the cell phone this particular time, although I got a couple of other snaps in which she was fully aware. In other news, I’m finding the cell phone (which most of you will […]

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Fred Phelps and Free Speech

A question from the e-mail: Your opinion has always shown to be thoughtful and expressed very well, even for those few instances where I disagree with you. For that reason, and I know request week is over, that I feel obliged to seek your own particular view on something. Recently, a lot of attention has […]

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News, Various Thoughts Thereof

Some thoughts running through my head about various things I’ve seen in the news and on blogs: * The totality of my thought about the Afghani who is likely to be killed for converting to Christianity, is, gee, it sure is nice we spent so much in time, money, and human life ousting those intolerant […]

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