Monthly Archives: March 2009
You may recall that rather recently I said “we should be talking about things that are hard to talk about, and race (and the role it plays in sf/f) is one of those things.” And since I said it, it’d be nice if I followed up on that. But when talking about these things, it […]
Will be spent taking my daughter to the funeral of a friend and classmate of hers. I very sincerely hope your morning is going to be better than mine is about to be. I also very sincerely hope at some point in your day you let the people you love know just how much you […]
The clouds in yesterday’s sunset made the sun look about five times bigger than it actually is; this is what I imagine sunsets might look a few billion years from now, after the sun has started its expansion into red giant territory. Minus, you know, the grain silo. For some reason I think the land-walking […]
Posted on March 12, 2009
I explain why in this week’s AMC column. The answer is not just “Because Uwe Boll makes them,” although truthfully that is a large part of the answer. As always, if you have comments on the subject, AMC’s comment threads welcome you with open arms.
All right, here’s the thing: I’m an arrogant schmuck, but I can also listen from time to time. After I went off earlier this week, a number of people I trust came to me and told me I was being unfair to a lot of people, and in varying ways walked me through stuff I […]
Here it is: *sigh* Yes, I’m fine. No, I don’t want to talk about it at the moment, since I’m still working with it, other than to say: *sigh* Thanks for your patience. As you were.
As it has done with the previous two books in the series, Subterranean Press is producing a limited run of The Last Colony, signed by me and featuring artwork by the ever-awesome Vincent Chong, who has turned in some of his best work of the series with this book — and if you’ve seen the […]
Here’s a story to warm my heart: The odious members of the equally odious Westboro Baptist Church went to the University of Chicago (my alma mater), apparently to protest the existence of Barack Obama, and found themselves pwned by 100+ students, who among other things created signs that both mocked WBC’s own hateful screedings, and […]
You know, it’s not very often that the mere title of a book scares the crap out of me, but I have to tell you, The Forest of Hands and Teeth gives me the willies just looking at it. And as for the book itself, well, it comes with the coveted Kristine Scalzi Seal of […]
Yes, I Know: Lots of people on the Internets hate me today. You don’t have keep sending me concerned e-mails about it; my ego-surfing matrix keeps me informed, thanks. For those of you going “huh?” to this, this current round of The Internets Hate Scalzi is very much like previous rounds of The Internets Hate […]
A classmate of Athena’s, Tiffany Moyer, passed away over the weekend. The kids in her class found out about it today. It was a rough day here. If you could find a little time to wish peace to this little girl and her family, I would appreciate it.
Via the ever-awesome Doselle Young and his iPhone. Due to the photo’s spoilerrific qualities, it’s behind the cut. If you’re reading this via RSS feed and haven’t seen Watchmen yet, well, I guess you should avert your eyes right about now.
Yeah, I’m going to go with “really, NO” on this one. If you want to try to convince me otherwise, be my guest. (Context: The CNN story the above headline is clipped from)
LiveJournal seems to be down at the moment. I found out about it, naturally enough, by people on Twitter accusing me of killing it with my rage. Which, while amusing, vastly overstates my influence and/or telekinetic powers. Sorry. No, wait. Actually, it’s true. So don’t piss me off. Yes, that’s it. Update, 7:40pm: See? Back […]
Zeus the cat is passionately interested in what the birds have to say to him through the open window, and would like to subscribe to their newsletter. Or eat them. Either way. He’s not picky. In other news, as the title suggests, we have open window weather. Today, at least. Tomorrow, we have thunderstorms on […]
You might recall that when we announced BigIdeaAuthors.com we used the above illustration of an author as our icon. What you don’t know is that we have some other icons as well, designed to reflect the fact that anyone can be an author, and every author has a big idea. To see the rest of […]
Since it’s happened a few times in the last week, a plea to authors wanting to ask me about blurbing your work: DON’T. Instead, please please please read my blurbing solicitation policy here (scroll down), for the correct way to get your editor or publisher to solicit a blurb. Yes, I realize it’s jumping through […]
It was fine. It would have been even better, and possibly excellent, if someone had lopped 20 minutes from it. It wouldn’t have been difficult, since Zack Snyder let quite a few scenes drag a beat (or two, or four) longer than they needed to, possibly from a misplaced sense of textual obligation. Zack, dude, […]