Checking In, 11/18/06

Hello. I’ve been running about like an idiot today at Philcon and generally having a good time, and I’m about to go out and about and have dinner and whatnot. But I want you all to know that I talked about you today and about how one of the interesting things about the Whatever is how it pretty much has gotten to the point where it hums along nicely without me, thanks to the community here and its penchant for posting and keeping the comment threads active. I mean, I like to think you guys want me around, you know, just for kicks and giggles. But I do like that there are folks here who keep it interesting even when I’m busy doing other things.

For those of you sending along e-mail on this particular subject: Yes, I know there’s an Entertainment Weekly review of The Android’s Dream; no, I haven’t seen it yet, but yes, I know it’s a good review (for those of you who don’t know, EW gave the book an “A-“). I’ll try to track down the magazine and see what it has to say.

So, hey, how is your weekend so far?

Update, 9:06pm: Found a copy of EW in the hotel gift shop. Here’s an excerpt:

Scalzi’s hilarious political thriller, filled with war heroes, hackers, religious cults, and AI, is so absurd that it becomes believable. His best book yet.

That works for me.

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