Monthly Archives: June 2007

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

The Scalzi Compound, 06/04/07. In case you’re wondering, we’ve got the Tin Man in the tool shed.

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Your Comment Makes No Sense to Me, So Here’s a Video

I swear to Holy Bleeding God that the next time I read a writer mewling out an “Oh noes!! The book market is changing! Weesa all gonna die!” message somewhere on the Internet, I’m going to track that writer down and beat them square on the head with a goddamn lead pipe. Honestly. Die already, […]

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Agony Column Podcast and Review of The Last Colony

When I was on tour, I stopped in with Rick Kleffel of the Agony Column for a long and wide-ranging interview, in which we talked about the books, being online, my personal history, and so on. If you’re interested, here’s the link to that. I’m particularly pleased with the interview because it is almost entirely […]

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Showing the Noblesse Oblige He is Known and Loved For

Lopsided Cat among hoi polloi. Gracious of him, really. This picture among others showing the domestic bliss of the Scalzi household, and also our plant-tending proclivities, await you in this Flickr set.

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The Face of the Ghost Brigades

This fellow purports to be the face you see on the cover of the Subterranean Press limited edition version of The Ghost Brigades; apparently he knows Vincent Chong, the artist, and Chong used his likeness. If true (and I don’t particularly have reason to doubt him), I think this is pretty neat; I was wondering […]

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Science Fiction and Electronic Submissions

I’m occasionally asked why I’ve never had a short story in Analog, Asimov’s or Fantasy & Science Fiction. I’ve discussed the reason for this before, but it’s been a while and enough has changed that I’ll go ahead and address it again. The reason I’ve never been in Analog, Asimov’s or Fantasy & Science Fiction […]

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The Only Two Things You Need to Know About Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Yes, yes. 40 years ago today and all that (here in the US, anyway; yesterday was the day in the UK). Look, everything you need to know about Sgt. Pepper’s can be summed up in two points: 1. The album is ridiculously overrated. 2. If it were rated as it should be, not as it […]

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In Which I Speak of an Unspeakable Atrocity

For my mother-in-law, and at her request, I just burned a CD of 20 Jimmy Buffet tracks, ten of which — every other track — are “Margaritaville.” Every. Other. Track. May God forgive me.

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Hey

This short story is good. Not exactly cheerful, mind you. But good.

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General E-Mail Note

So, I neglected e-mail for a few days, because I suck, but I just caught up and sent out a veritable spate of missives. So if you sent me an e-mail in the last few days and were expecting a reply, and that reply doesn’t arrive within the next couple of hours, feel free to […]

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New Listing Announcement: Top 15 (or Maybe 20, We’ll See) SF/F News/Group Blogs

Oh, all right. After getting more than one e-mail from proprietors of SF/F news and/or group blogs, complaining that it wasn’t fair they’ve been excluded from the Top 50 SF/F Personal Blogs list, I’ve decided to whomp up another list, this one listing the top 15 or 20 (depending) SF/F News/Group blogs, which I will […]

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Threepeat!

For the third year running, Athena’s gotten a creative writing award at the year end ceremonies for her school. Excellent. She’s the writer in the Scalzi household with the most writing awards; the only way for me to catch up is if I win the Prometheus and the Fan Writer Hugo this year. I suspect […]

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Why John is a Happy Boy

Because he just got tickets to see this band in August, when they come within a 200-mile radius of where he lives: Which makes him a happy boy, because he’s not seen them live before. Go me!

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SciFi Essentials + Soliciting Data for Update of Top 50 Personal SF/F Blogs List

First off, congratulations to Tobias Buckell, whose book Ragamuffin is this month’s SciFi Essential book. It’s a nice accolade to have, and in my experience it does drive sales, and driving sales is a good thing (it doesn’t hurt that Ragamuffin is a hella fun book, too). The book itself is slated for release on […]

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