Daily SF/Writing Blog Reading List

Because it amuses me to do so, allow me to now share the writing and sf-related blogs through which I trundle on a daily basis, arranged in absolutely no order whatsoever. These blogs (and the people who write them) are on the list for varying reasons including but not limited to: They’re friends, they write interesting stuff, they’re useful, they’re enemies and I track their every move, they owe me money, I desire them intensely, I put them on the list without thinking, and the ever-popular I honestly can’t remember what possessed me to bookmark this page.

Please allow me to note that if you’re not on this list, that does not mean I don’t like you/don’t read you. You’ll note that I have Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s friends list as one of the links; the list there includes two hundred forty five LiveJournals/syndicated feeds, so if you’re on his friends list, I probably don’t have you otherwise linked. Also, there are lots of journals I read occasionally but not daily. Also also, I’ve been recently accreting journals I read at a disturbingly high pace, so perhaps you’ll be on the next update. In any event, please don’t take your presence/lack of presence as indicative of my true feelings about you. You know I love you.

I’ve also added this current list to the sidebar; I’m sure I’ll add to that list again at some point in the nebulous future.

In any event, here’s the list:

Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden
John Joseph Adams
Christopher Barzak
Elizabeth Bear
Tobias Buckell
Suzy McKee Charnas
Matthew Cheney
Boing Boing
Neil Gaiman
Jed Hartman
SF Signal
Mark R. Kelly
Gwenda Bond
Justine Larbalestier
Scott Westerfeld
Charlie Stross
Marissa Lingen
Futurismic
David Moles
Ken MacLeod
Nick Mamatas
Benjamin Rosenbaum
Jonathan Strahan
Bruce Sterling
Jeff VanderMeer
SH Viehl
With Boots
Alan DeNiro
Nalo Hopkinson
David Brin
Lauren McLaughlin
Lorraine A Malena
Christopher Rowe
Kathryn Cramer
Derryl Murphy
Cheryl Morgan
Andrew Wheeler
Jonathan Carroll
Didi Chanoch
Maureen McHugh
Deep Genre
John Crowley
SFBC Bookblogger
Locus Magazine
Karen Meisner
Jodi Wurl
Nick Sagan
Torque Control
Robert Sawyer
Galley Cat
Neal Asher
Lou Anders
Marjorie Liu
David Marusek
Mary Robinette Kowal
Romenesko
Will Shetterly
Susan Marie Groppi
Irene Gallo
Hal Duncan
Walter Jon Williams
Steve R. Boyett
Book Slut
Deanna Hoak
Gavin Grant
David Louis Edelman
Eos Blog
Paolo Bacigalupi
Miss Snark
John Clute
CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan
John Picacio
Chris Roberson
Paul Levinson
La Gringa
Jeff Ford
Jeffrey Carver
Charles Coleman Finlay
PNH’s LJ Friends List
Vist them all! And don’t blame me if you don’t get any work done.

29 Comments on “Daily SF/Writing Blog Reading List”

  1. I am. But also, not each of these sites updates daily, so reading them is simply a matter of establishing they’ve not update and moving on.

  2. They’re friends, they write interesting stuff, they’re useful, they’re enemies and I track their every move, they owe me money, I desire them intensely

    John, thanks for including me on your list. But this intense desire you have for me has got to stop.

  3. Thanks. :-) I enjoy your blog, too.

    Oh, I mentioned some aliens from Old Man’s War in an answer to a funny question Meme Therapy asked me for their Brain Parade. I’ll let you know when it’s up. Hope it’s not too spoilery. :-)

  4. David Louis Edelman:

    “But this intense desire you have for me has got to stop.”

    David, all you have to do to stop it is to stop haunting my dreams.

  5. It should perhaps be explained to readers of the Whatever who are unfamiliar with LiveJournal that “Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s friends list” doesn’t actually mean Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s friends list.

    “Friend” is a term of art on LiveJournal that merely means “person whose LiveJournal posts you’ve subscribed to.” The fact that LiveJournal chose to use the word “friend” to describe this relationship has led to metric tons of unnecessary angst.

  6. Got about half of those in the feedreader…glad to know you read Futurismic; sometimes you wonder why you’re bothering when all you get is comment replies from rabid climate-change-denial people. (sigh)

    I hope you’ll forgive a blatant self-plug, and allow me to suggest popping over to Velcro City once in a while. It’s like what I do at Futurismic, plus book reviews and ranty bits, often sf related, but science/tech/future/culture gubbins makes a heavy showing too. Shameless, yes, but meek and retiring doesn’t get a guy anywhere…

    By the way, I’m assuming (hoping?) you use an RSS reader to go through that list? The thought of someone clicking through that many sites by hand makes me want to cry and call the carpal tunnel specialist… ;)

    And double by the way, nice new graphics in the background…or am I just showing how long it’s been since I clicked through from the feed?

  7. Oh, thanks. No I have even more places to piss away my free time. Friggin’ Scalzi with his superhuman powers of comprehension and multitasking.

  8. Armchair Anarchist — I can’t speak for Scalzi, but for my own similar lists of blogs, I’ve found that RSS readers don’t work as well as simply creating a bookmark folder, and then opening the folder in a massively tabbed window in Safari or Firefox. I can then read through my food/sci-fi blogs as I get other things done (like, y’know, work) in other windows, flipping back to the blog window and command-w closing (or control-w if I’m stuck on a non-Mac) each blog as I’m done with it. RSS readers (even the one built in to Safari) tend to slow me down (because not all blogs feed longer posts and picutres, forcing me to click over anyway) and useful content like the “recent comments” is lost in the feeds.

  9. I’ve googled and you’ve got comments about del.icio.us, and I’m sure you’ve seen the referer logs from me and others, do you have a public collection of links there?

  10. No. I’m not entirely convinced of the utility of del.icio.us for me, and if there is indeed something I want to bring to the attention of others, I’ll just write about it.

  11. You may be interested to know, John, that Truth Laid Bear ranks the Whatever as the top SFF blog by number of inbound links.

  12. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

    How on earth am I ever going to get anything done now?

    Ok, I’m really grateful for all the cool links, but man, I got a deadline.

  13. Wow. I don’t want to know which category we’re in, but I’m definitely flattered. Thanks!

    (Hmm. Guess that means I need to update things, huh?)

  14. That is an impressive list. I think I shall delude myself into thinking that you vaguely know who I am from JJA’s blog, which would be lovely since I adored OLD MAN’S WAR and THE GHOST BRIGADES. =)

    (And to think, I would have gotten the chance to meet you at Readercon, and had the bad luck to be dreadfully ill with a stomach virus instead.)

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