Monthly Archives: May 2006

Justice and the Religious Right

The Washington Post has a piece today on the rising fortunes of the religious left, but reading the piece I think the authors of the piece have gotten it wrong. The people profiled in the piece aren’t necessarily left, they’re just not part of the religious right, which at this point is a fairly well-defined […]

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Professionally Photographed

Ooooooh. A week ago, Official US Playstation Magazine paid for a photographer to come out and take pictures of me, an event I thought auspicious for two reasons: One, it suggested OPM wasn’t going to dump me from its roster any time soon, because if they were, why would they pay someone to photograph me, […]

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Wiscon Schedule

I’ll be at the Wiscon science fiction and fantasy convention next weekend, and if you want to see me blather on endlessly in a place other than the Governor’s Lounge, this is where to do it: Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. in Conference Room 5 Chick Lit and Chick Flicks—Legitimate Genres or Marketing Ghettos? “Chick Lit” and […]

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Postcards from the Edge (or from Kokomo)

This is how you make an author feel appreciated: mail out a bunch of nicely-designed postcards letting people know he’ll be dropping by your store in a couple of weeks. And then you also mail a postcard to the author himself, just in case, uh, he’s forgetful or anything. Very helpful. I mean, look — […]

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An Illustration for Subterranean Magazine

The Scalzi-edited edition of Subterranean Magazine is getting tantalizingly close to print, and I’ve been authorized to tease you with the above super-fabulous illustration by Bob Eggleton, for the Nick Sagan story “Tees and Sympathy,” which is also super-fabulous, and very funny. The closer this thing gets to being done, the more excited I get […]

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Testing Something (Again)

I’m checking to see if this works. Let me know if you can see it or if it causes you problems pulling up the page. Update: Okay, I’ve pulled it. Seems like it runs automatically rather than waiting for you to run it, and I don’t see why you would want that. (This is what […]

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When Authors Respond!

Blogger Susan Flemming, partially in response to my recent chatting up of Nick Whyte on Old Man’s War, had this to say: I had always thought that there was an unspoken but universally understood principle of author etiquette that went something like this: An author should never respond to a negative review of their book. […]

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Rock Kills Kid

One of the nice things about being in one’s mid-30s is that there’s now a bunch of young bands who think it’s the neatest damn thing to sound just like all the bands from 1983. Case in point: Rock Kills Kid, whose album Are you Nervous? sounds like the boys in the band were fed […]

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Wednesday Author Inteview: Nick Sagan

My good friend Nick Sagan has sat for an interview with me, in which we talk about diseases, gold records (of a different sort), and about the differences in writing novels and writing screenplays. It’s good stuff and you should go read it now. Also, you should get Nick’s latest book Everfree, which is in […]

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Blast from the Past: Flaming Babies!

Because I’m feeling lazy today, I’ve decided to raid my vast store of writing that’s not on the Scalzi.com site anymore and feed it to you, because, really, it’s not like 90% of you have ever seen it before. So without further elaboration, here’s an article I wrote while I was writing humor columns for […]

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Riding the 404 Express

While the site is up, a quick note: My host for Scalzi.com appears to be having some issues with some of its Linux servers today, including the one this site is on. So the site has been down intermittently today. Presumably they will get this fixed, but if you drop by and you can’t see […]

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House for Rent

The renters at our house in Sterling, Virginia are heading off to retirement, which means that the house will be available for rental as of July 1. Naturally we plan to put an ad in the Washington Post, etc, but I thought I’d mention it here as well, for those of you in the Washington […]

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Ben Bova Loses the Hip-Hop Market Forever

It happens here. Bova is a fabulous science fiction writer, but anyone who quotes Bread as an example of good music or says of the youngsters that “The last time they heard Ravel, I imagine, is when they saw Bo Derek in ’10,’” when that particular film is 27 years old, knows current teen and […]

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Another View of Old Man’s War

Nicholas Whyte reads Old Man’s War and dislikes it, which is of course perfectly fine, but also assumes that my personal politics can be revealed through its text, which is also perfectly fine, but (in this particular case) wrong. I’ve added a lengthy comment there, so if you’re interested, go on over and check it […]

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The Ultimate Humiliation

Poll: Clinton outperformed Bush In a new poll comparing President Bush’s job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues… Respondents favored Clinton by greater than 2-to-1 margins when asked who did a better job at handling the economy (63 percent Clinton, […]

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Whatever & Mac Firefox

Someone who reads the Whatever via the latest version of Firefox for the Mac says he’s having trouble bringing up the page on his browser over the last day or so. If you’re reading this on Mac, and have the latest version of Firefox, could you fire up Firefox and see if you have any […]

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Whatever & Mac Firefox

Someone who reads the Whatever via the latest version of Firefox for the Mac says he’s having trouble bringing up the page on his browser over the last day or so. If you’re reading this on Mac, and have the latest version of Firefox, could you fire up Firefox and see if you have any […]

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