Monthly Archives: November 2006

New Link for Subterranean Magazine #4

Bill Schaefer has changed the content on the Subterranean Press main page, so the previous link to Subterranean Magazine #4 is no longer there. If you want the link (or want to update it in your archives, use this link instead. It links directly to the .pdf and will be a permanent link. Enoy it, […]

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One of Those Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Sorts of Things

Here at the Scalzi Compound, both Krissy and I recently spent just about the same amount of money on different things entirely, and they both arrived here at the homestead today: Krissy got this lovely sofa set, with a big sofa in the foreground and the loveseat/ottoman combo in the background. See, prior to this […]

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Phun With Philcon

I’m back from Philcon, and relatively unscathed by the return travel — unlike the flight in, my trip back was not appreciably delayed by weather and/or airline incompetence and/or mysterious creatures on the wing at 20,000 feet, so that’s all to the good. It’s nice to be back home, however; four days is enough time […]

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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 […]

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In Philly

Briefly: Traveling yesterday was an unremitting vortex of suck thanks to the weather — I got into Philly six hours late and rather more jostled than I would have liked to have been — but once I got here things picked up, and I had dinner with Charlie Stross and then hung out with a […]

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Ha on You: An Open Pimp Thread

Two things: 1. I have an advance readers copy of Hal Duncan’s upcoming book Ink and you don’t, so neener neener neener; 2. I’m about to spend most of my day traveling, so unless I’m able to sign on to the airport’s wireless hub, which I never seem to be able to do, I’ll probably […]

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Two Book Thingies Of Possibly Passing Interest

First, here’s a picture of the flat for the upcoming mass market paperback of The Ghost Brigades which will be out in May, just prior to the release of The Last Colony. Note the Campbell shout-out in the corner; my guess is that will be on the next couple three books. Second, here’s a nice […]

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Hebrew OMW is Here

Here’s Ghlaghgheee, getting into the whole “Im In Ur [noun], [present participle verb] Ur [noun]” thing all the IntarWeeb Catz seem to be doing these days, while she’s checking the Hebrew version of Old Man’s War for translation errors, a task which I can honestly say she is as competent to perform as I. I’m […]

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Official PlayStation Magazine, RIP

Oh, dear, looks like I’m out of a job: Ziff Davis Game Group, the leading integrated media company focused on the video game sector, today announced that it will discontinue publication of Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine after the January 2007 issue. The Game Group is laser-focused on continuing to expand its rapidly growing digital media […]

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Busy, Busy

Athena’s home sick, I’m writing a short story and a book proposal, and I have to prepare for a library appearance this evening. No time to play today. Here, though: have an open thread. Topic to get you started: Have anything you want to accomplish by the end of 2006? Do tell.

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Subterranean Magazine Online, and a Sale

Happy November 13! Have a present: The entire Subterranean Magazine #4 — guest edited by me — is available for you to download here, absolutely free. Why? Well, because we sold out the entire print run, for one reason, and for another reason we thought that these stories were just so damn good that as […]

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On Theocracies

I’ll share with you a moment I had this summer, when I was on a panel at Worldcon, one of those surprisingly contentious ones involving medicine. One of the audience members was talking about, I think, either birth control or abortion (or some combination of those two), and made the concluding remark that she hated […]

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In Progress

Words fail me. There is a disconnect between my mind and my words, between what I think and what I say; not a disconnect in intent but in execution, between the flower of thought and the fruit of the mouth, between the initiation and the completion. I say what I mean but I do not […]

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The Question for the Day

Man, why the hell am I so tired? No, really. I want to know. I can’t figure it out myself. Probably because I’m so damn tired. Any insight you have into this phenomenon will be appreciated.

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The Columbus Reading

Briefly: I think the Columbus reading went very well. There was a good turnout, and people seem to have enjoyed the reading and the general blather, and I got to meet a number of Whatever readers that I had not previously met in person. Hey, what do you know, we’re all not just brains in […]

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Philcon Schedule and 2007 Convention and Appearance Thoughts

First off, for those of you attending Philcon, here’s my panel schedule as it exists at the moment. This is where you know you’ll be able to find me, and find me in full blatheration mode. Fri 8:00 PM in Freedom Ballroom MILITARY SF: IS PACIFISM DEAD OR HAS IT JUST STOPPED SELLING? Does this […]

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A Picture of Interest Only to True Blog Dorks

I’ve noted before that I and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo were in the same high school class together (Webb School of California, ’87), and here’s some documentary proof for you that I can’t believe I actually haven’t posted before: a picture of me and Josh from our high school days. Josh is the […]

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Heckuva Job, Rummy.

Bye, now. Incidentally, what I find interesting is that when I went to Wikipedia just now to find out who this Robert Gates fellow is, the entry was already updated to note he’d been nominated by Bush to be Secretary of Defense. Welcome to the 21st century, where even reference materials update in real time. […]

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Election Observations 2006

Some early morning, off-the-cuff observations about the elections: * What do I feel about the 2006 elections? Like my country has taken some kind of big goddamn sanity pill, that’s what. I don’t want to oversell the importance of this particular election, but at the moment I feel like it’s probably the most important election […]

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Because I Haven’t Talked About Me Enough Recently

Allow me to take a moment in all this election dorkery to make mention a few things going on with, uh, me: 1. There’s a lovely review of The Android’s Dream over at Bookslut: The Android’s Dream is a galloping caper that is very funny and very satisfying. Often caper books fall apart at the […]

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