Monthly Archives: October 2006

Wednesday Author Interview: Mark Budz

Make your bid for The Last Colony, to benefit the John M. Ford Book Endowment. Learn more! My Wednesday Author Interview is up over at By the Way: This week it’s Mark Budz, author of the highly praised science fiction novel Idolon. I had a signing session with Mark during Worldcon this year; he’s a […]

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A Significant Event in the “Last Colony” Auction

As those of you who are participating in the Last Colony auction know, one of the rules I’ve set for the auction is that no bid can exceed a previous bid by more than $20. The reason for this is simple: This keeps the fakers from bidding up the price to unreasonable levels they never […]

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Mark Foley’s Upcoming Personal Disclosures

While I don’t wish to appear unsympathetic to the plight of former representative Mark Foley, who I hope receives all the counseling and care he needs, I can’t help but notice that Foley’s now-daily disclosures of terrible personal secrets, genuine as they may be, also look very much like the performance of a politician dramatically […]

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Steal This Auction Idea

In the auction discussion thread, I’m asked a question about the auction by Jo Walton, the author of the entirely excellent Farthing, Tooth and Claw and other stupendous work. She says: This is such a brilliant idea I want to steal it — would you be OK with that? My response: Are you kidding? I […]

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Steal This Auction Idea

In the auction discussion thread, I’m asked a question about the auction by Jo Walton, the author of the entirely excellent Farthing, Tooth and Claw and other stupendous work. She says: This is such a brilliant idea I want to steal it — would you be OK with that? My response: Are you kidding? I […]

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Fiddly Bits, 10/3/06

Various things I’m kicking about my head today: * Oh, dear. You know it’s a bad scandal for the Republicans when the Washington Times is calling for Denny Hastert’s resignation. It also suggests that Hastert’s Colonel Clink Sergeant Schultz defense of clasping his hands to his head and declaiming “I know nothink!” isn’t going to […]

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“The Last Colony” Auction: To Benefit the John M Ford Book Endowment

The Short Version: I am auctioning ONE bound copy of the manuscript of my upcoming novel The Last Colony to benefit the John M. Ford Book Endowment, for the Minneapolis Public Library. This is an EXTREMELY RARE version of the manuscript, one of only four, and the ONLY way to read the novel prior to […]

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“The Last Colony” Auction: To Benefit the John M Ford Book Endowment

The Short Version: I am auctioning ONE bound copy of the manuscript of my upcoming novel The Last Colony to benefit the John M. Ford Book Endowment, for the Minneapolis Public Library. This is an EXTREMELY RARE version of the manuscript, one of only four, and the ONLY way to read the novel prior to […]

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“The Last Colony” Auction Comment and Discussion Thread

This is the place where comment and discussion about the Last Colony auction goes. What say you?

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Just to Taunt All Y’all

What is it that Athena is looking at so interestedly-like? Why it’s a bound copy of The Last Colony. One of four that exist in the whole wide world, which I had run off on Lulu. No, you can’t have one. One copy is for me, as a reference. One is for Krissy, who doesn’t […]

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Expect a Homeland Security Threat Level Ramp-Up Sometime Today

So, in recap: Mark Foley, the Republican co-chair of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus is an aspiring ephebophile, knew all about the online predator behaviors he was legislating against because he was practicing some of them himself, the Republican House leadership knew their man on kid’s issues was awfully chummy with the pages but […]

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Pimping Cherie Priest and Clarkesworld Magazine

As most of you know, I’m a big fan of Cherie Priest, both as a human (she’s everything you could want in a carbon-based lifeform — and more!) and as a writer. Cherie’s next novel Wings to the Kingdom will be out in just a couple of weeks, and you’re going to love it. But […]

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News From the World of Scalzis

My sympathies go to another of the John Scalzis out there, the one who is a meteorologist down in Florida, whose father passed away the other day. Jerry Scalzi was apparently a crackerjack magician who performed magic shows with his son as his sidekick (the link includes a picture of them doing their magic act […]

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