Posted on December 3, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
Here’s a cool note from reader Dave Larkins, about the buttons you see on the young lady here:
My wife and I are big fans and are also collaborators with fashion designer Jay McCarroll (he won season one of the Bravo TV series Project Runway). So, while thinking about a name for these somewhat alienish buttons, Zoe came to mind. And there you have it!
Well, that’s pretty nifty, I think. Of course, Zoe’s a name that’s cropped up elsewhere in science fiction, so it’s not a bad name for science fictiony buttons in a general sense. But it’s nice my Zoe was the one they thought of.
So if you’re looking for groovy buttons with a tangential relationship to me, well, there you go. I like ’em.
I just pimped you out on my blog. check it:
Thank you for taking the time to do something cool for your fans. I really appreciated it. Hopefully I can drum up more sales for you too. Thanks again!
At this point I’ll need to mention the original Zoe, as I named my daughter after her.
Jay McCarroll is originally from a tiny town right near the tiny town I grew up in!!! Cool to see what he’s up to now!
There’s also Zoe Carter of the Eureka tv series. I guess Zoe just sounds like a sci-fi name.
Yeah, Zoe really does seem like a cool sci-fi’ish name for a girl. You done right by picking her as a pivotal character in your book(s), Scalzi!
Speaking of Zoe’s Tale, I just finished reading Paul Witcover’s glowing review in last month’s issue of Locus Magazine. Wow. I mean, the book is in my “to-be-read” queue already . . . but this review makes me want to read it RIGHT NOW!
So how does one pronounce “Boutin” again? ;-)
My grandmother’s name is Elzora. Her nickname was Zoe. Her “grandmother name” was Zoemom. Not very science fictiony – maybe just ol’ fashioned Okie well, she did believe in science fiction – she didn’t believe in the moon landing. She was a quilter and button collector, so for me, Zoe Buttons is a great name for those cute buttons in Jay’s store.
Was fasinated to hear about Zoe buttons… I was named after Dr who’s Zoe – born the year Zoe was on the screen.
Will now be looking up your work … love reading about other Zoe’s !