Monthly Archives: September 2006

Denver at Sunrise

Hey! Stupid buildings! You’re blocking my sunrise! Denver seems nice, although I don’t think I’m going to end up seeing a whole lot of it other than the hotel I’m at, at which I’m signing books for booksellers and otherwise doing the whole marketing oneself and one’s books thing. The hotel, part of the Denver […]

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Two Quick Requests

All right, before I close up shop here for my Denver trip, two quick requests: 1. Those of you folks who went to the Hugo awards ceremony at LACon IV and/or the pre-awards ceremony and/or the Hugo loser’s party: Krissy got all dolled up for the night in a (if I may be allowed to […]

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In Retrospect, I Suppose It Was Inevitable

Ghlaghghee (the cat what I taped bacon to, for those of you who don’t actually know Bacon Cat’s real name) apparently has her own blog, and relates her side of the story. No, I didn’t do this. And Ghlaghghee, who is napping here in the room with me, is studiously ignoring the computer screen. Hmmmm.

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A Lesson on Teh Intarweebs

Inasmuch as the traffic from Fark alone was 150+% of this site’s daily average, it’s safe to say that yesterday the Whatever had far and away its busiest day ever. All thanks to my idiotic work avoidance maneuver of sticking breakfast meat on the pelt of my companion animal. To commemorate the lessons that can […]

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Farked

It appears Fark.com is linking to the entry in which I have taped bacon to my cat. I’ve called my host provider to warn them. They seem confident that their series of tubes will be able to handle the madness. I suppose we shall see. In any event, if this site suddenly becomes difficult to […]

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Clearly You People Thought I Was Kidding

Well, who’s laughing now? And now, an actual phone call: Me (to Krissy): So, would you mind if I tape bacon to the cat? Krissy: That’s a fairly interesting question. What’s the purpose here? Me: I put taping bacon to the cat on a list of things I said I was going to do today […]

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One Man’s Agenda

Things to do today: 1. Try to answer all my damn e-mail, some of which actually is from people who have sent/are sending/will send me money, and thus should have some priority. 2. Resend the author interview questions from two weeks ago to Jo Walton, because continuing not to do so is a further testament […]

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Capped Off

Just a general notice: after 184 and 108 comments, respectively, I’ve capped the comments on the “Don’t Piss Off Krissy” and “Follow-up on ‘Don’t Piss Off Krissy’” entries. I’ve done this primarily for my own benefit, as in, hey, I have a book to write, and I’m spending too much time commenting on what people […]

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Marketing Envy

A fellow author and I have become friendly and are in the process of doing an ARC swap, which means that we’re sending each other the pre-publication version of our books that are handed out to reviewers and booksellers. Mine (The Android’s Dream) is on its way; his arrived yesterday, and it’s all I can […]

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Clarion Moves

This bit of information will be of interest primarily for the SF/F geeks who visit here: Clarion is moving. The Clarion Foundation is pleased to announce that the Clarion Workshop has a new home. It’s difficult to leave MSU, having been there since 1972. However, the future looks very bright. Starting in the summer of […]

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Follow-up on “Don’t Piss Off Krissy”

Ah, this crazy little series of tubes we call Teh Intarweebs. Follow: Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds posts a link to the “Don’t Piss Off Krissy” entry, which serves as an inspiration for his wife, Dr. Helen, to make a post on the entry, in which she takes exception to the events as reported, which leads to […]

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Stealing the Troll Food

Readership at the Whatever has been up recently, and with it, alas, has apparently come a certain number of people who are under the impression that when I post on controversial topics (particularly regarding politics), I am willing to tolerate trollage in the comment threads. Actually, that’s not accurate. It’s better to say that people […]

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Don’t Piss Off Krissy

So, Krissy was out last night at a bar with some friends, and while they were there, some ambitious drunk got it into his head to start trying his luck with her, making all sorts of rude plays for her attention. She basically ignored him for most of the evening, until the point where the […]

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Things That Ought Really Not Have to Have Been Said in a Congressional Hearing, Yet Alas Had to Be

“I’m not aware of any situation in the world where there is a system of jurisprudence that is recognized by civilized people where an individual can be tried and convicted without seeing the evidence against him,” said Brig. Gen. James Walker, U.S. Marine Corps staff judge advocate. “I don’t think the United States needs to […]

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September/October Appearances

Because stalkers deserve first-hand information. * This Sunday (that’s 9/10/06) I’ll be at the Kerrytown Book Fest in Ann Arbor, to participate on a panel on science fiction with Toby Buckell, Sarah Zettel and Anne Harris. The panel starts at 1:15 in the main speakers tent. I think there may be a book signing afterward […]

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Aaaaaaaaah.

Just finished a chapter that’s been giving me fits for a week. And it’s been driving me nuts because the next chapter after it is the really excellent chapter where Jane Sagan finally gets to kick some ass, full on Agincourt style, if you know what I mean, and you don’t, at least, not until […]

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