Monthly Archives: March 2007

Four Words I’m Not Entirely Sure Ought to Be Used in Combination, Ever

They are: Laser vaginal rejuvenation surgery. You’ll have to imagine my “WTF?” face going on here. I can see a need for vaginal plastic surgery, laser-based or otherwise, in the cases of injury, whether during childbirth or in some other way. But getting surgery done to restore a “youthful aesthetic look”? Madness. Maybe I haven’t […]

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The Scalzi Creative Sampler

This is another one of my “put it up there to establish a permanent link to it” things. In this case, this entry is an index of the creative work I have online that people can access for free. Here’s what’s on offer; this entry will be updated from time to time, when more of […]

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All you Philosophy Majors Will Have to Find Something Else to Argue About Now

Athena: Let’s play “Questions.” Me: What’s that? Athena: It’s a game where you ask me questions. Duh. Me: All right. What is the meaning of life? Athena: The meaning of life is to live life. Me: Huh. Well, I guess that’s as good an answer as any. Athena: Yes. What, did you expect me not […]

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The Libby Pardon Pool

Personally, I call 11:50 pm, January 19, 2009. Anyone want to get in on this action? (Context, for those of you who need it)

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The Official “Win a Copy of Coffee Shop” Contest: Your Scathing Book Review

Last week, as you’ll recall, I ran a contest to see what contest I would have to give away a copy of Coffee Shop. And now – at last! — the time has come for that contest to be run. So: Want a free copy of my sold-out-before-publication book, You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You […]

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Cherie Priest, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Me

First off, a big fat w00t! to Cherie Priest, whose limited edition novel Dreadful Skin makes it out in the big ol’ world today. Because I’m special, I got an early look at it, and I thought it was just fabulous; it had just about everything that makes Cherie one of my favorite contemporary smart […]

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Calling Out to My Australian Peeps

In Australia, in Adelaide, there’s a successful concern called Scalzi Produce (who I imagine are pretty ticked at me taking the Scalzi.com domain; they have to make do with scalzi.com.au), who are sponsors of Adelaide United, the football/soccer team from the area. Apparently Scalzi Produce is going to be the front of shirt sponsor for […]

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How Not to Self-Promote Here: A Self-Pimping Thread

So, there’s this guy out there named Robert Eggleton (not to be confused with Bob Eggleton, the Hugo-winning illustrator who has lent his talents to a number of my works) who has developed quite a reputation for being the sort of cluelessly obnoxious sort of guy who will spam just about any available public space […]

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The Privileged, Matrimonial Few

Interesting story from the Washington Post: Numbers drop for the married with children Punctuating a fundamental change in American family life, married couples with children now occupy fewer than one in every four households — a share that has been slashed in half since 1960 and is the lowest ever recorded by the census. As […]

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“The Last Colony” ARC Contest

No, I’m not running it; I’ve got enough contests running here. Jonathan Strahan is, so check out his blog on how to play. Have fun; I’ll be interested in the results!

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Dearth of Political Ranting (Here)

It just occured to me that I haven’t written an explicitly politics-oriented entry on the Whatever since mid-January, when I compared Digital Rights Management to Guantanamo. The toothache entry gets political in the comments, to some extent, but I didn’t start that. It’s not like there’s not political stuff to write about. I think it’s […]

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“The Last Colony” Tour Dates: First Draft

As you all know, I’m doing a book tour this spring in support of The Last Colony. We’re still in the process of packing in dates and appearances and so on and so forth, but here’s what we have confirmed so far: April 24: Seattle, WA April 25: Half Moon Bay, CA April 26: San […]

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TGB Prometheus Award Nominee, Maybe

I see from the most recent edition of Ansible that The Ghost Brigades has made the short list for the Prometheus Award, which is the best novel award given by the Libertarian Futurist Society. However, the “short list” Ansible lists is the same as the preliminary list I saw floating around last month, so I’m […]

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Reading Russian, Poorly

I surely do get a kick out of reading reviews of Old Man’s War in Russian, primarily because the Google and Babelfish translations of what the folks have written are delightfully inscrutable: “Serious miscalculations Scalzi not have been allowed. At the very least, in the chosen path,” reads one, which is generally positive (I think), […]

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Bye-Bye Winter

This is likely to be your last wintery photo from the Scalzi Compound for a while. I took this picture last night before a big rain storm melted most of the snow and washed it off to the nearby creek (causing a bit of flooding as it did so down by the road); now about […]

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The Winner of the “Come Up With a Contest to Give Away a Copy of ‘Coffee Shop'” Contest!

The winner is Jacob, who came up with this idea: It’s 2009, write a review of Scalzi’s new novel (bonus for including a throwaway line incorporating the world of tomorrow) Excellent. However, I’m going to amend it in two ways: 1. The phrase “the world of tomorrow” will be optional; 2. Everyone should write a […]

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This Entry is All About Me (As if All the Others Aren’t)

Actually, it’s all about my books and stuff, which means it’s about my output, rather than me directly. But that’s close enough for government work. * My personal copies of the French version of Old Man’s War have arrived and I’m quite pleased — finally, a foreign-language version that I can sort of, kind of […]

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25 Copies of Coffee Shop Available; The Future of Coffee Shop

Update, 12:48pm: Sold out. Thanks! Thanks to a convoluted chain of events that may involve a missing UPS truck, a telling stick of Big Red brand chewing gum and Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States of America, Subterranean Press has discovered that it has 25 copies of You’re Not Fooling Anyone […]

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