Monthly Archives: April 2007

Notes From the Airport

Hey! Dayton’s airport has free wifi. Nifty. As I was buying myself a Coke at one of the airport stores, the register lady looked at me and said “Has anyone ever told you you look just like… Paul Shaffer?” “Really, no,” I said. “Well, you do,” she said. “The spitting image.” Great. Of all the […]

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Off to San Diego

I’m about to head out the door to catch a flight to San Diego. Won’t the flight be surprised! Posting will likely be spotty here for the next few days. In the absence of actual content, I present you with anagrams for my book titles. Old Man’s War ALMOND WARS MAD SNARL, OW DAMN WARS, […]

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Don’t Say I Never Did Nothing For You

Hey. Wanna see an excerpt from the first chapter of The Last Colony? Turns out that Tor has posted the first half of the first chapter on its Web site. Be warned that it has mild spoilers regarding The Ghost Brigades so if you’ve not read that book, you might want to sit tight. Otherwise, […]

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TAD2 Title; Wikipedia Picture

As you know, I’ve been busy writing the followup to The Android’s Dream; what you might not know is that until earlier today, it didn’t have an official title. Well, now it does: Henceforth TAD2 is to be known as: The High Castle. Philip K. Dick fans among you will note that this is yet […]

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Reader Request Week 2007 #7: Short Bits II: Electric Boogaloo

Since doing this yesterday so was so much fun — and so easy! — let’s keep the good times going, and finish off Reader Request Week for 2007 (especially since it’s now dragged on for nine days), with another entry of short bits. Alex J. Avriette: “I’d be interested in hearing you discuss the relevance […]

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Calming Your Fears Re: The Last Colony

More than one person has e-mailed recently with the concern that according to Amazon, The Last Colony will be available April 27 — but I start my book tour on April 24. Does this mean that for the first three days of my book tour, The Last Colony will be unavailable, and I will use […]

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Reader Request Week 2007 #6: Short Bits

Since I woke up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep, and I’m not quite ready to dive into the novel for today, let’s bang through some short answers to many of the questions/requests for blatheration that came up in the Reader Request queue. There are quite a lot — indeed, I might even […]

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We’re Number One

Oh, hey: Old Man’s War tops this month’s Locus Magazine Paperback Bestsellers list. This beats a sharp poke in the eye. The last three #1 Locus paperback bestselling authors: George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman and Robert Jordan. Let’s just say it does not suck to be in their company. Thanks, folks, for picking up the […]

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Various and Sundry, 4/2/07

An April Fool’s Sunset. In real life, it was even prettier than this. And now, a couple of linky bits, all of which are at least tangentially related to me, because I’m a rampant egotist like that: * Because I was avoiding being online yesterday, I didn’t link to the April Fool’s Day SFWA candidacies, […]

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Spring is Here, Spring is Here…

… life is Skittles and life is beer. Or, combining the two, Skittlebrau. Mmmmm… Skittlebrau. First, if you’d like to see more lovely pictures of a spring day here at the Scalzi Compound, complete with cherry blossoms, basketball-playing children and an impossibly green lawn the size of some of the smaller states in the union, […]

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