Daily Archives: December 17, 2006

Two Entirely Unrelated Thoughts

Here they are: 1. It’s fun to look at reviews of your work in languages you don’t know and try to figure out what the hell they’re saying. I think this one’s in Norwegian, but honestly, I can’t tell. But it looks like the reviewer liked, anyway. 2. My big-ass monitor continues to be teh […]

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Meet the John Perrys

As most of you know, the protagonist of Old Man’s War (and the upcoming The Last Colony) is a fellow named John Perry. Now “John Perry” is not likely to be a wildly uncommon name, and I was procrastinating the other day, so I dropped the name in Google to see what might pop up. […]

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Peter Watts’ Vampire Lecture

Peter Watts, he of the Blindsight novel I gushed about earlier, has a very amusing and also terrifyingly plausible PowerPoint presentation on evolutionary and biological roots of vampirism, as detailed from the point of view of a scientific researcher whose company is aiming to resurrect (heh) vampires in the present day. If you’ve got about […]

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From the “What Does This Mean” File

I had a dream last night in which I was reading a quote from Harlan Ellison, in which he said “John Scalzi is everything that is wrong with science fiction today.” I find this interesting because a) I don’t have a hate-on for Ellison, and indeed I just recently purchased a collection of his and […]

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