Monthly Archives: January 2008

Give My Regards to President Hoover

Perhaps the earliest computer-retrievable reference to (a) John Scalzi, from 1929. No relation, as far as I know.

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One Last Thought Before I Dive Into Book Writing for Several Hours

Not that I have any time to watch late night shows tonight, but if I did, I’d be watching the ones that have actual writers working on them, and not so much the ones that don’t. (And yes, I’m still writing Zoe’s Tale. The plan to finish during the holidays? Holidays got in the way. […]

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The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For

Oil at $100 a barrel. Happy 2008!

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Lopsided Cat Laughs at My Concern

Me, letting Lopsided Cat through the door: There you are. Dude, I was worried about you last night. It got down to single digits and the wind tore shingles off the roof. I thought you might become a catsicle. Lopsided Cat: Yes, well. I know you might not have gotten the memo, but rumor is […]

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How Athena is Spending Her Last Day of Christmas Break

Yes, it comes as a surprise to her as well. And no, I wasn’t really waiting around with a camera for the moment when my precious offspring barfed the content of her adorable widdle tummy into a bowl. This is one of those dramatic enactments you hear so much about on TV. However, she is […]

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Promising to do to Science Fiction What Gawker Did to Celebrity

There’s a new blog out today called io9, edited by Annalee Newitz, from the same folks who brought you Gawker, Defamer and Valleywag, and which will, presumably, write about science fiction and its creators in the same way as the those previously mentioned blogs write about New York celebrities, LA movie stars, and socialtarded Silicon […]

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Public IM (Again)

After basically avoiding it for several months (because of work, etc), I’ve reactivated my public IM account at ScalziOnAIM on, yes, AOL Instant Messenger. This doesn’t mean I’m done with work (oh, my, no) just that I’m feeling slightly more social, in that IM sort of way. In any event, feel free to add me […]

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Search the Whole Damn Site

As many of you have noticed, the search function at the top of the pages here only covers stuff that’s in the WordPress database, which only goes back to September 30, 2007. Which is not particularly helpful at the moment. So I’ve created a Google-based search of the entire Scalzi.com site and its subsites, which […]

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Viable Paradise Accepting Applications

Viable Paradise, the week-long sf/f writing workshop at which I will be gleefully warping the minds of aspiring writers teaching this upcoming September, has now opened to applications for this year’s session. Aside from me, your other instructors include Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, James Macdonald and Debra Doyle, Laura Mixon and Steven Gould, and […]

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Whatever Stats 2007

Just in case you were wondering, some Whatever stats for ’07: 9,016,664 total unique visits for the year, for an average of 24,703 unique visits a day. As a comparison, last year had 6,128,869 total unique visits, for an average of 16,837 unique visits daily. So overall visitorship was up just under 50% for 2007, […]

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2008

Happy New Year. And etc.

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