Under My Roof
Posted on February 20, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 5 Comments
Nick Mamatas, whose birthday it is today, was kind enough to slip me a copy of his latest, Under My Roof, when we saw each other at Boskone. I’m reading it now and I have to say so far it’s cracking me the hell up. Yes, I know, there have been a lot of entries in the “suburban household arms itself with a nuclear-capable garden gnome and declares independence” genre of storytelling recently. But this one really does stand out, funny and smart and funny again. And it’s a short, quick read, which for me these days is a good thing. Anyway: Lots of fun. Check it out.
Remember also that Nick’s previous novel Move Under Ground is currently available as a Creative Commons download (as well as in traditional book form) and that his short story “Who Put the Bomp?” is available right here at Whatever, and that I want you to nominate it for a Hugo because it’s a good story and so I can see the Whatever listed as the publication in which it appeared.
Happy Birthday, Nick!
Happy happy, Nick.
Oh, the nuclear-capable garden gnome. If I had a nickle for every one of those books I’ve read… I didn’t think anybody was writing those anymore. I’ll have to check it out.
I haven’t seen Under My Roof, but Move Under Ground was really, really good and has stuck in my memory since I read it a couple of years ago.
Move Under Ground is awesome so far. I gotta go hunt down the hard copy because I find monitor reading hard.
Happy Birthday, Man!
[runs to library site]
I am full of birthday cake.