Monthly Archives: August 2008

Obligatory E-Mail Post, 8/19/08

Okay, I think I’ve caught up on all the e-mail I’ve been delaying returning while at ArmadilloCon and/or Denvention. If you’ve sent e-mail between 8/6 and now and were expecting a response but didn’t get one, now would be the time to resend (except you, Lou Anders — I’m still thinking). Thanks.

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An OMW Universe Chronology

In e-mail I just got a question about the temporal sequence of all the OMW-universe stories and novels. To date, it goes like this, from earliest events in the universe to latest events: 1. Old Man’s War (novel) 2. Questions for a Soldier (short story) 3. The Ghost Brigades (novel) 4. The Sagan Diary (novelette) […]

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Scalzi & Buckell: On Tour

Not only do Toby Buckell and I have our books coming out on the same day, we’re also doing a bit of a mini-tour together to promote our respective works — starting, as it happens, this very weekend in Ann Arbor. Our appearance details are here. Note that this particular schedule does not note our […]

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The Big Idea: Tobias Buckell

Did you know? Today is the official Ohio is Coming to Kick Your Ass With Science Fiction Day. Why, you ask? Because in addition to some other Ohio-based dude having a book out today, today is the release date of Sly Mongoose, the third in a series of action-packed kick-ass novels by none other than […]

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Zoe’s Tale, Now Out

Hey, did you know that I have a new book out today? It’s called Zoe’s Tale. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here before. You know me. All subtle like that. Nevertheless, it’s officially out in the world today, so if you happen to be near a bookstore, either in the real world or […]

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Loitering in Charlotte

Which sounds dirty if you think about it, but which really means that I’m currently sitting in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport, waiting for my connecting flight back into Dayton. I had to walk all the way into another terminal to get a decent wifi connection, but then again, it’s free, so I shouldn’t complain […]

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On The List for Things What Don’t Suck

At this very second, The Last Colony being #3 on the Amazon SF list, behind Fahrenheit 451 and The Road. Stupid Pulitzer Prize winners, always in my way. Hate that. Zoe’s Tale is at #11, which is also up there on the list of Not Sucking. Thank you, folks. Also what don’t suck: ArmadilloCon, which […]

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Disassociated

One thing I notice when I travel quite a bit, as I have recently, is that I become pretty much disassociated from what’s going on in the world. I’m aware of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, courtesy of the bar TV last night, but other than that I have very little clue as to what’s […]

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Here’s a Thought

Mmmmm… 10 straight hours of sleep does wonders for my disposition. I’m going to busy at ArmadilloCon today, because being Guest of Honor means that I spend time in the real world, not online. But here’s a conversational topic for you: I was speaking with award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal today, and she noted that […]

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In Austin

And I have a view of the pool from my room which is very nice (both the room and the view). And now I will totally ignore the view, because if I don’t get a nap, I suspect I will be a zombie all through ArmadilloCon, which is not how a guest of honor should […]

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Two Notes of Passing Interest

First: I have just completed a novella which may just have the highest concentration of pig crap of any story ever written in the science fiction genre. And it’s not just there for show. No, it plays a critical role in the telling of the story. I know. Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with me, […]

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SF Bloodsports

It’s Olympics time, so I thought making my AMC column this week on sports in science fiction movies would be both timely and easy to do. So that’s what I did. The end. As always, if you have something brilliant to say about the subject (and of course you do, how could you do otherwise?), […]

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ArmadilloCon Schedule

Just a reminder to folks that in two days, you’ll be able to see me at ArmadilloCon in Austin, where I am Guest of Honor, along with the fine people that you see listed in the picture above. If you are anywhere near Austin, or, heck, indeed, Texas (because it’s such a small state, you […]

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Finding Mary Robinette Kowal’s Fiction

A question from the comment threads: If someone had not read anything by Mary Robinette Kowal were would be the best place to find some of her work? As it happens, MRK has a page up that will point you to some of her fiction online. Here’s the link. Find out why she’s this year’s […]

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Photo Request

Hey, Denvention attendees: If any of you happen to have pictures of Yanni Kuznia, my Hugo awards date, on the night of the Hugos, would you forward them on to me? My camera died so I don’t have any, and both she and I would love to see some. If you wonder who she was, […]

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It’s Arrived

It sits on the top part of my desk now, pointing toward my Campbell, and also the stars (well, the ceiling. But, you know). Between them, pictures of my family. To the left, the original artwork for the OMW hardcover. To the right, impressionistic art from Athena. In case of fire, I will save the […]

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