Monthly Archives: February 2007

On Electronic Editions of My Books

This is another one of those “I’m putting this online so I can refer people to it later,” entries, since I’m getting two or three queries about this subject a week. 1. No, I don’t know when my novels will be available in electronic format. That’s all up to Tor, to whom I’ve licensed the […]

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Wil Wheaton on John Scalzi

No, it’s not like that, and more’s the pity for you, because, you know, we’re both damn hawt. Rather, Wil makes me the subject of his “Geek in Review” column this week, hitting on a few of my books as he does so, and also mentioning the Whatever. I am, of course, appropriately humbled.

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Reviews and Interviews, 2/20/07

A small clutch of Scalzi-related scribblings coming at you: * Rick Kleffel has nice things to say about “The Sagan Diary” over at The Agony Column, calling it “a must-have book for just about any serious reader of science fiction and certainly for any serious collector of science fiction.” He also heaps love on Bob […]

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Under My Roof

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 […]

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The New Comprehensible, or, This is Not a Literary Manifesto, Thank God

SFBC Editor Andrew Wheeler, in his post on Boskone, noted a Sunday afternoon panel he was on about hot writers and trends, and brought up my name: I forget all that we talked about — though I’m sure it was utterly brilliant and provided a model for all future fantastic literature — though I did […]

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Hitting the Target

The Gender Genie is a Web site which purports to be able to guess from a text (preferably of more than 500 words) whether the writer of the text is male or female (some algorithm is involved). Well, I was curious how “The Sagan Diary,” which is “written” by a woman, reads to this algorithm, […]

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Boskone 2007 Recap

The object that Athena is regarding with such protean terror is not Donald Trump’s hairpiece but a tribble, which I bought at Boskone, the guest of honor this year at which was David Gerrold, who wrote the Star Trek episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” from which these little fuzzy things were born. David Gerrold, incidentally, […]

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TSD Review on SFReviews.net

SFReviews.net weighs in on “The Sagan Diary,” liking some parts more than others but ending up generally positive in the end: Quibbles about style aside, The Sagan Diary reinforces the humanism of Scalzi’s earlier books, and leaves you with a simple message. This is your life. Live it. Indeed. The review is here. Also, thanks […]

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“Coffee Shop” — 20 Copies Left

Yes, I’m checking in from the airport. I’m pathetic, I know. Be that as it may, those of you who have been on the fence on picking up a copy of You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffeeshop: Scalzi on Writing should read the following note by Subterranean Press publisher […]

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Off to Boskone

I’m heading to Boston, there to geek out for the next three days. I’ll most likely update between now and Sunday, but then again, I might not. I’m just contrary that way. In the meantime, you kids have fun. I didn’t lock the liquor cabinet this time. But that doesn’t mean I want to come […]

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Two Reviews

A couple of quick review links: Steven Bainbridge has nice things to say about “The Sagan Diary” and the Davis Enterprise likes The Android’s Dream. I am pleased with the former review because it’s really the first one I’ve seen of “Sagan,” and Professor Bainbridge has been an avid reader of the previous work, so […]

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Snow Day, Again

School’s closed again today, and it’ll be closed tomorrow, too (for a scheduled teacher training day or something), and Monday as well for the President’s Day holiday. School’s been closed more often than not in the last two weeks. Between school closings and illness, Athena’s been to school probably about three days in February so […]

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My Blurb Policy

I have recently been asked to enumerate my policy for blurbing books in advance of their publication. My policy is pretty simple: 1. Yes, I am happy to look at books with an eye toward blurbing them. 2. Those blurb requests should come from the book’s editor/publisher, not from the writer him/herself. For those of […]

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