Monthly Archives: June 2006

TGB Review in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The review is here. It’s another positive one: “Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will.” I’d like to be an unnatural heir to Heinlein. Zombie SF writer! w00t!

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My Kid Has More Writing Awards Than Me

Her second consecutive Creative Writing Award at the school’s end of the year awards ceremony. Yeah, I’m happy. Of course, this means my kid has two more writing awards than I do. I hope to correct this sometime in the reasonably near future, but in the meantime there are far worse fates for a parent […]

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Letters From Neighborhood Bigots

So, a week ago, I wrote up a review of the Will and Grace season finale for my Dayton Daily News DVD column. Today I got a letter from a local bigot on the matter. I’d like to share a little bit of the letter with you and my thoughts thereof. Because of the language, […]

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Bad News, Good News, Appalling News

Let’s go with the bad news first: Whatever the con crud is that I’ve caught has well and truly kicked my ass; I slept until 11am today and my big plan for the rest of the day is to crawl into bed again as soon as I am able. Unfortunately this conflicts with what were […]

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New York City, Chock Full of National Monuments and Landmarks

New York has no national monuments or icons, according to the Department of Homeland Security form obtained by ABC News. That was a key factor used to determine that New York City should have its anti-terror funds slashed by 40 percent–from $207.5 million in 2005 to $124.4 million in 2006. Just for the record: National […]

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Strikeout

Poor Athena. We signed her up for baseball some time ago, but thanks to the weather the season has been a total bust: They managed to play three games (which they won, so that’s nice), but four others have been rained out (including today’s game) and one was cancelled due to bad scheduling on the […]

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Late Appearing Con Crud

When you sleep until 10:30 and wake up feeling like crap a few days after going to a science fiction convention, that’s so very much not a good sign. Late-attacking con crud is the worst kind. See, this is the dark side of going to conventions: they’re like kindergartens for grown-up geeks, in terms of […]

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