Monthly Archives: April 2007

Whoops

Because apparently I’m an idiot, I’ve left my computer at home. I’m using a community computer at the moment. So, uh, no real updating today or tomorrow until late in the evening. Hey, these things happen. Having a great time here at Penguicon, however. So that’s good, at least.

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Off to Penguicon

I’m heading north to Penguicon (less a physical location than a state of mind), so you want to stalk me this weekend, you’ll have to go to Michigan to do it. And here’s what I’m doing on the programming schedule, to make your stalking of me that more efficient: Friday: 8:30 – 11 PM: “Starship […]

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Kevin’s Birthday Video

To commemorate my pal Kevin Stampfl’s birthday, it being today, allow me to present to you a video from one of his favorite bands in high school: Marillion, featuring the lead singer named Fish, who as you will see in this video had perhaps the worst hair of any working rock n’ roller in the […]

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Book Tour Diary at Ficlets Blog

Just as a head’s up for all y’all, I’m going to be doing a Book Tour Diary, in which I recount the various stops and adventures on my book tour, and it’s going to be over at the Ficlets Blog, on account that AOL is paying me to do it there. Yes! I’m doing it […]

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Fun Fact For the Day

President Bush is giving a speech right now, about 20 miles from where I’m sitting! Indeed, it’s entirely possible that one of my nieces, who goes to school in Tipp City (where he’s at) is listening to him blather on. Another of my nieces asked me yesterday, apropos to a discussion of his imminent arrival, […]

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E-Mail Notices

They are: 1. I think I’ve finally caught up with all my e-mail. However, if you sent me e-mail in last few days and were expecting a response and I didn’t respond, now’s a good time to resend because I’m not sure I saw that e-mail of yours. Sorry, and thanks. 2. As of April […]

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That Kind of News Day

We continue to be so wrapped up in the Virginia Tech shootings that the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling upholding abortion restrictions is not even close to the top story on either the CNN or MSNBC Web sites. Interesting, that. Anyway, I thought I would mention it and give it some prominent play. Seems like roughly […]

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What Sex is Sam Berlant?

I’m getting an increasing number of e-mails about this particular topic, so I thought I’d address it here, now, and open it up to discussion: In The Android’s Dream, there’s a fairly important character named Archie McClellan, who is a computer technician. During the course of the book, we meet Archie’s significant other, Sam Berlant, […]

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Happy Birthday, Krissy

It’s my wife’s birthday, and so I take the day to reflect, as I often do even when it is not her birthday, how gobsmackingly unlikely it was that a schlub like myself could have ever gotten together with such a gorgeous, smart, fun, good human being such as her. Really, all my friends are […]

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Interview on Tower.com

Tower.com has posted the interview they have with me, made from fan-submitted questions. The topics range from music to movies to writing to formative experiences in my life. It’s a nice range of questions, I think. Congratulations to those of you who by asking questions won free copies of the book; I have the box […]

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What She Said

Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Most Sensible Person on the Web™, unsurprisingly has sensible things to say about comment moderation on blogs and Web sites. Listen to Teresa; she’s smarter than you. Really, she is.

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The Whatever: You Get What You Get

An e-mail today that I think is worth addressing: Though I am an avid lifelong science fiction (some say fanatical) reader – I came to your blog and then your books by a search that somehow led me to ‘I hate your politics’ I know that you are about to go on a book tour […]

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TLC Review in Romantic Times

Oh, how nice — on The Last Colony’s official release date, a rave review in The Romantic Times BOOKreviews: This is a fantastic, eminently readable and more than a little bittersweet end to Scalzi’s Old Man’s War trilogy… The plot is beautifully constructed, and the resolution of the series is heart stopping in its absolute […]

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Also Out Today: The Outback Stars

Congratulations to Sandra McDonald, whose debut novel The Outback Stars also hits stores today, with both acclaim (“An auspicious debut” — Publishers Weekly) and a cover by Donato Giancola that I am insanely jealous of. Not that I don’t like my cover, mind you. I’m just saying. In any event, as long as you’re going […]

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A Small Reminder That One’s Adorable Furbuddy is in Fact a Merciless Predator

At the garage door this morning: Not one but two wee dead baby bunnies, laid out symmetrically, paws facing each other. Let me repeat: Baby bunnies. And the cats will do it again. Without remorse. Which is what the cats are supposed to do — remember we do live out in farmland, so every small […]

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The Last Colony is Out

Today is the official release of The Last Colony — if you go to your bookstores today, there it will be, in the science fiction section, all winsome and pretty, begging you to take it home, open its pages, and see what the heck happens next to John Perry and Jane Sagan. You can also […]

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On the Getting of Signed Books

Oh, I forgot something in the last post: Let’s say you wanted an autographed copy of one of my books, but for some reasons you are unable to get out to one of my signings — you live too far away, perhaps, or possibly you’ll be busy being consumed by a grue, or whatever. Fear […]

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One Week Until the Tour

Holy crap, I’ve only got one week before I hop on a plane and begin my book tour. Some random thoughts on this: * The book tour, as most of you know by now, is going to be three weeks long. On one hand: Excellent. I feel like a rock star being out on tour […]

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April 23, 2007 is International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!

World Fantasy Winner and current Nebula nominee Jo Walton has decided to embrace her technopeasantry, as described by current SFWA VP Howard V. Hendrix, and feels you should too: In honour of Dr Hendrix, I am declaring Monday 23rd April International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day. On this day, everyone who wants to should give away professional […]

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