Monthly Archives: March 2007
I think this may be my favorite poster of all so far.Thank you, Mary Dell! Word of the SFWA election is getting around: It gets a write-up today in Galleycat, publishing’s blog of record. Excellent to see interest outside of our little corner of the world. Over at the Election Q&A newsgroup, I’m fielding questions […]
I’d like to take a moment to note that my high school classmate Josh Marshall got prime “Column One” placement in the Los Angeles Times yesterday for himself and for his mighty political blog Talking Points Memo, which is currently in the process of totally pwning Alberto Gonzalez. This is why TPM is the 22nd […]
It’s here. It’s not actually a blog, it’s a newsgroup, because it was built fast and for this purpose. Anyone can read it — SFWAns, non-SFWAn spec fic writers who are interested in the process, SF/F fans and anyone else. However, to post questions and comments, you have to be a SFWA member. This makes […]
I’ve just read what has got to be the nicest negative review I’ve ever gotten. While book ultimately isn’t the reviewer’s cup of tea, he also writes things like “John Scalzi is a writer of crystalline clarity and wit,” and “there is no ambiguity in Scalzi’s talent ” and so on and so forth. It’s […]
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha hah! Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Life is funny sometimes.
Here’s a graphic from Technorati of how often SFWA was discussed in blogs over the last week: Interesting. I’ve received a lot of support and enthusiasm from folks since announcing my SFWA bid (often couched in “Dude, what’s wrong with your head?” phrasing, but even so), and I wanted to take a moment to thank […]
It’s that Washington, DC isn’t meant to have representation in Congress. Sorry, guys. I think if it was meant to, it would have been specified in the US Constitution, and what’s in the Constitution about DC (and the representation thereof) is too wobbly to be a good legal argument for that representation. Naturally, I allow […]
Patrick (not of the Nielsen Hayden persuasion) has this to say about the recent SFWA-related posts: Honestly, at this point, you boys need to take this inside. As fascinating as it is for me to watch and provide pointless distractions, this is now an internal issue. Two things: 1. This is my site and I […]
Have questions for me about my SFWA presidential run? This is the place to ask them. Click here to see my reasons for running and my platform. This is a thread for serious questions, so serious questions only, please. If you want to ask questions of Michael Capobianco, who is also running for SFWA president, […]
Yesterday I announced I was a write-in candidate for SFWA president and presented my platform here; the fellow who is actually on the ballot, Michael Capobianco, dropped his platform into the comment thread for folks to see as well. I thought it might get lost there so I’ve bumped it up to its own entry. […]
Jon Hansen, bless his black little heart, makes an excellent campaign poster for me: The mad elf CEO resurfaces! Best of all Amanda Dowum (who made the lovely tiara you see here) has said she’d make me an official SFWA president tiara. I do so love a good tiara. For all of Jon Hansen’s excellent […]
I got a ballot from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America about a week ago; the ballot is for electing the officers of SFWA — President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. As I read the ballot, I noticed two things. First, there was only one candidate on the ballot for each category, and […]
As you know, I’ve transferred my author interview series from the By The Way site to the Ficlets Blog, because, hey, it’s a better fit, now, isn’t it? This week, the author interview is with Elizabeth Moon, who in addition to being super nice (I met her at the ConFusion convention this January, where she […]
You wouldn’t believe how much this cost to put together. Craft services alone were phenomenal. And then we had to change cinematographers midway through the shoot. But, clearly, it’s worth every penny. Direct link here. And remember you can check out the first chapter of “Android” here.
Three things for you to leave this site for: 1. That was quick: Mere hours after announcing the “Guest Ficlet” program (whose official title, incidentally, is Ficlet Spotlight), we have our first guest ficleteer: Campbell Award-winning author Kristine Smith, who thought up three cool ficlets for folks to fiddle with. Naturally, I invite you to […]
Hey! Today Old Man’s War was released in Spanish, in which it is known as “La vieja guardia.” How do I find out? The Internet. Oh, Internet. You never fail me.
I’m looking around the Web and seeing a lot of discussion about Ficlets, which makes me really happy — looks like we’re off to a good start. However, I see myself being credited as the one masterminding the project, which isn’t actually true. I’ve been involved in shaping the site and getting it ready for […]
Today I got two different requests wanting to know what I thought the CyberPower PC I bought a few months ago; apparently it’s Buy a Tricked Out PC season, and here I am without any seasonal greeting cards. In short, I’m pretty happy with the PC. With one exception, it has not suffered any notable […]