Monthly Archives: June 2006

Plagiarising the Whatever

A question from e-mail: I would be interested in reading about your experiences with people who plagiarize your entries to the Whatever. I’ve been reading a few other bloggers who are dealing with the issue and I’d just like to see how this has been with you and your blog. To be honest, I can’t […]

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Back from Kokomo

I had a lovely time at the book signing at Don’s Books in Kokomo, thanks to the tremendously nice and friendly staff of Don’s Books, who made a lovely display of books and gave me chocolates as a thank you gift for showing up. And they were really good chocolates, too, from a local business […]

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It’s the Devil’s Book!

Oh no! My Amazon ranking for Old Man’s War shows that it is the work of the devil (and that yesterday it was the work of Boeing)!!!!! This just gives me an excuse to show you the poster Whatever reader Jon Hansen made me the other day with that 6/6/06 picture I put up: Excellent. […]

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Killed!

In e-mail, someone wondering if I had thoughts on the most recent outrage in the science fiction community, which is that Asimov’s magazine killed a story it had bought from writer Jim Grimsley, called “Wendy.” As Grimsley writes at the Asimov magazine message boards: The story’s protagonist is a person with known genetic tendencies toward […]

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Readercon in July

Note to stalkers: I’ll be at Readercon 17 this July 7-9, because, what can I say, I’m a big, fat China Mieville fanboy. I’m still trying to decide if I can make Confluence, because I hear good things about it, and the convention also dispatched someone to Wiscon to ask me to come, which I […]

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Way Down in Kokomo, Plus TGB Review

Just a reminder, if you’re anywhere close to Indiana tomorrow, that I will be making an author appearance at Don’s Books in Kokomo tomorrow, Saturday, June 10, from noon until 2 p.m. I’ll be signing books for sure; I may also do a reading of some sort. Or possibly some interpretive dance. Or karaoke! It […]

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Monoprocessorial

My PC is beginning to cause me some issues: its ethernet card is only intermittently functional, and it’s reached that point that every Windows box eventually reaches, in which the system is collapsing under the weight of all the crap that fires up whenever you turn it on. Rather than spend a whole lot of […]

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Representin’ for the Geek Tribe

This is cool: Check what’s fronting the Geek Gift Guide at Amazon (scroll down a little if you don’t see it right away). Here’s the whole Geek Gift Guide. Needless to say, I have quite a few of the things here, and wish to have most of the rest of them. (Temporal note: If for […]

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al-Zarqawi

I’m busy plugging away at other things at the moment, but I’ve got e-mail asking me what I think of the US military killing al-Zarqawi in Iraq. My immediate reaction is: Good. I imagine I will have a more subtle reaction in the long-term (“good, and now…”), but until I get what I need to […]

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Wednesday Author Interview: Tate Hallaway

Over at By the Way, I’m interviewing bestselling paranormal romance author Tate Hallaway, who is also award-winning SF author Lyda Morehouse. It’s like getting two author interviews for the price of one! Also, I swear that sometime soon I’ll have a schedule made of the authors I’m interviewing, so other authors can help me fill […]

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Addendum

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment gets canned. Now we have to talk about real issues, drat the luck.

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Writing Catchup

Writing stuff: * Editing news: The last few days had me busy doing proofs of both The Android’s Dream and the Subterranean Magazine cliche issue. The latter is off to press after this, I’m pretty sure, so if there are any additional copyediting errors, please don’t blame the authors, they’re all my fault. During the […]

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Grading the Amendment

If the proposed Constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages were submitted on a law exam as an example of a model new amendment, how would it fare with the professor? Brooklyn Law School professor Jason Mazzone, who teaches Constitutional Law there, gives it the once over and concludes, among other things: The amendment is obviously a […]

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Happy Devil Day!

Ahhhhh, finally! A day I can relax and just be myself. Hope you’re enjoying the end times too.

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Lack of Livejournalling

In case you’re wondering where the hell some of your favorite LiveJournals are today, lots of them have been temporarily deleted to protest LiveJournal’s parent company Six Apart’s freakout about icons which feature breastfeeding, because apparently a nipple is inappropriate, even when it’s being shown in its non-sexy nutritive mode as opposed to its “Hi […]

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Synchronicity, of a Sort

Today is the 25th anniversary of the identification of a mysterious syndrome attacking gay men, which would in time be called AIDS. President George Bush is marking the day by calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would bar same-sex marriage, despite the fact that there are currently thousands of […]

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Synchronicity, of a Sort

Today is the 25th anniversary of the identification of a mysterious syndrome attacking gay men, which would in time be called AIDS. President George Bush is marking the day by calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would bar same-sex marriage, despite the fact that there are currently thousands of […]

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A Decade of Freelance

My pal Scott Westerfeld is celebrating ten years of being a full-time freelance writer today, and comes to the party loaded down with stats that will be of use for people in the “should I keep my day job or write full-time?” thing. In those stats, what I think is the salient bit of information: […]

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An Irregular Guy

Commentor Greg wonders if I’m not just spending a little too much time thinking about teh gay, in a comment I will excerpt below: We all know how progressive you are–but how much of a regular guy are you? I work with a lot of educated, heterosexual males (many of whom voted for Kerry), and […]

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