Monthly Archives: April 2006

OMW in Japan

Nice news to wake up to: We have an offer for Old Man’s War in Japanese, and we’re going to take it (I said yes, anyway, which is how these things get done). Naturally, I’m curious how to write “Old Man’s War” in Japanese; the closest I can get to via Google Translate is “老人の戦争,” […]

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On the Distribution Front

Here’s some nice news: The Ghost Brigades is #9 on the April Book Sense SF/Fantasy Hardcover Bestsellers list, and Old Man’s War is #15 on the same month’s sf/f trade paperback list. The lists are compiled from independent bookstores in the US. These are nice numbers, not just because it’s nice to be on a […]

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Copyedits Galore!

The copyedited manuscript for The Android’s Dream, which comes out in October or November, and which is not related to the Old Man’s War universe. It does not appear to be as violently marked-up as The Ghost Brigades had been, which makes me feel better about myself as a writer. I like turning in work […]

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Copyedits Galore!

The copyedited manuscript for The Android’s Dream, which comes out in October or November, and which is not related to the Old Man’s War universe. It does not appear to be as violently marked-up as The Ghost Brigades had been, which makes me feel better about myself as a writer. I like turning in work […]

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Links and Stuff

Lots of interesting stuff out there that I briefly want to touch on, so: * There’s a lot of media schadenfreude going on about the Republican meltdown last week. Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have stories about how the GOP now has an inkling that November could be very bad indeed […]

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Everybody Welcome

Given how testy I’ve been in a recent comment thread, I thought I’d mention this in an entry of its own: Everyone is welcome here, even the people who think I’m full of crap. One of the things I have been deeply happy about here at the Whatever is that the “crowd” here — the […]

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Everybody Welcome

Given how testy I’ve been in a recent comment thread, I thought I’d mention this in an entry of its own: Everyone is welcome here, even the people who think I’m full of crap. One of the things I have been deeply happy about here at the Whatever is that the “crowd” here — the […]

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Iran and Saber-Rattling

Are we getting ready to bomb the crap out of Iran? Maybe (here’s another take on the matter, from the New Yorker). It’s all saber-rattling at this point, but it’s saber-rattling with a goal, which is spooking the Iranians into giving up their nuclear ambitions. Yeah, that’s going to happen. It’s also to get Americans […]

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Iran and Saber-Rattling

Are we getting ready to bomb the crap out of Iran? Maybe (here’s another take on the matter, from the New Yorker). It’s all saber-rattling at this point, but it’s saber-rattling with a goal, which is spooking the Iranians into giving up their nuclear ambitions. Yeah, that’s going to happen. It’s also to get Americans […]

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Cover Story and Cover Art

Artist and current Hugo nominee John Picacio sent along a copy of his upcoming book Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, which comes out around Memorial Day. It’s a handsome book, naturally enough, with a nice selection of his work both in SF/F and outside the genre as well. Picacio has a style that’s […]

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Will Republican Voters Grow Spines in 2006?

Dubya posting his lowest poll numbers ever? Why, goodness, why would that be? There’s a saying out there known as the Napoleon-Clarke Law which states, in a twist on Arthur C. Clarke’s comment on technology, that “any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.” Bush’s administration has been practicing advanced incompetence for a while, of […]

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Appearances, Real and Virtual

More work than time today, so rather than posting something genuinely interesting, here are two places I will be appearing within the next week, one real, the other virtual. Real: This Friday, 4/7/06, I’m the guest at the Greenville Public Library’s “Author Night,” at the Montage Cafe, 527 S. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH, starting at […]

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A Musical Friendpimp

My good friend John Anderson went to South by Southwest this year and wrote about it. Since John Anderson is the sort of music fanatic who makes even those of us who have called ourselves professional music journalists look like clueless newbies, his SXSW is jam-packed with nuggety musical goodness, and when you’re done reading […]

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Useful Books for Teenage Writers

Reader and blogger Kevin Marks asks this question in one of the comment threads, and it’s something I think is worth throwing open to the general Whatever community (in other news: there is a Whatever community! Hello, you!): I’ve just signed up to take over the local Teenage Writers group at a local big bookstore. […]

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Interview, Review

Two links of note for today: 1. An interview of me by Jeff VanderMeer, in which I reveal my true, unalloyed soul, and talk about my heretofore undescribed line of children’s titles, “The Fuzzy Ferrets.” You won’t want to miss this. 2. A nice review of Old Man’s War in January Magazine. Nice to see […]

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Odd and Ends, 4/3/06

Things and Stuff: * An interview of me on SCIFI Wire, discussing the Hugo/Campbell nominations. Come see me give love to my fellow nominees, acknowledge my underdog status, and explain how being nominated for the Hugo and Campbell in the same year is like coughing up a live frog. Because, you know, it is. * […]

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Odd and Ends, 4/3/06

Things and Stuff: * An interview of me on SCIFI Wire, discussing the Hugo/Campbell nominations. Come see me give love to my fellow nominees, acknowledge my underdog status, and explain how being nominated for the Hugo and Campbell in the same year is like coughing up a live frog. Because, you know, it is. * […]

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Award-Winning Author Cherie Priest

Take a moment to congratulate Cherie Priest for winning the inaugural Fiction Prize at the Blooker Awards — an award given to books that started their life, in some way, as an online entity. She won it for Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which I wrote about here. Despite a silly award name, it’s a great […]

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Award-Winning Author Cherie Priest

Take a moment to congratulate Cherie Priest for winning the inaugural Fiction Prize at the Blooker Awards — an award given to books that started their life, in some way, as an online entity. She won it for Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which I wrote about here. Despite a silly award name, it’s a great […]

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