Monthly Archives: May 2008
I was featured on the SyFy Radio broadcast last night, and they’ve put the show online for you to listen to here. I’m on the show currently featured at the top of the page, and you can also find it a couple entries down for download, etc. Note that the media player starts running when […]
It occurs to me it’s been about a week since I’ve written a post that is more than a couple of graphs. Well, I’ve been busy. With life! Outside of Whatever! Yes, it’s possible. I know some of you doubt it. But there it is. How is your Sunday?
I’ll be busy today doing various geek things, but while I’m away, I’ve left you a poll, touching on one of the great political questions of the day. Enjoy. Hillary Clinton Will Stay in the Race Just in Case: ( surveys)
For those of you with a science fictional bent, there’s a group of fan who have just decided to put in a bid for the 2011 Worldcon to be held in Reno, Nevada. I think this is a fairly interesting choice, myself. Apparently the Reno Visitor’s Bureau wants the convention in town, and it’s a […]
This is how. Bear in mind that this is not the same as saying Clinton’s going to leave the race. She’s made it pretty clear they’re going to have to wrench her out with pry bars. But it’s also pretty clear she’s in the Ted McGinley era of her campaign.
I’m currently writing in a coffee shop: I could say it’s because I’m just I’m letting the hotel service staff tidy up my room, and that it’s the Starbucks in the hotel lobby, and that I’m the only person in the seating area, so there’s no one to impress. But honestly, those are all just […]
Fans of the Myth Adventures series will be saddened to learn that Robert Asprin died yesterday. It was apparently peacefully, on the couch, with a science fiction book in his hand. He was scheduled to be a Guest of Honor at Marcon this weekend. I have a lot of friends who really enjoyed the Myth […]
Be back later. Here, have an open thread. Conversation starter: What’s the longest you’ve stayed awake (without the help of drugs stronger than caffeine and nicotine)? I clocked about 80 hours once myself, in high school. I knew I was in trouble when I started hallucinating. I suspect if I tried to stay awake that […]
This song has been earworming me all morning (NB: 30 second clip): Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne And it’s my own damn fault, because I referenced Avril Lavigne in something I wrote. Stupid of me, I know. That said, I like the song, even though (or possibly because) at this point in life it is wildly […]
The folks at StarShipSofa have done a podcast show on me and my work (it’s show #89), and it’s an amusing listen, not the least because the fellow consistently mispronounces my name as “Scalazi,” but does so in a charming accent, the provenance of which I am entirely unsure about (Scottish? Scouse? Scoustish?), so it’s […]
People have wondered how many books I receive from publicists/authors/editors who’d like me to mention the book/have the author do a Big Idea/Just want to give me stuff. Well, here’s what just came in today from FedEx: That’s twelve books so far today. And I haven’t checked the mail yet, nor have I received a […]
See the article, in which my cohort is made to look like a bunch of conservative, technophobic ninnies. Yes, this article really speaks to my experience as a Gen Xer, I will tell you. In other news, after a brief respite, it’s apparently in fashion again to piss on the Gen Xers, America’s favorite abandoned […]
This week’s Big Idea is special. Not only does famed author Walter Jon Williams explain the whys and wherefores of his big new novel Implied Spaces to you, but he also finally explains what UFOs are made of! You will be shocked and surprised, as I was. And you will also find out what, if […]