Daily Archives: April 2, 2009

Ohioana Book Festival Appearance

This May 9th, I’m going to be a featured author at the Ohioana Book Festival, in Columbus, which is a festival dedicated to showing off the literary talents of Ohio’s resident authors. In addition to the featured authors (which aside from me include R.L. Stine, Margaret Peterson Haddix and seven others), there will be an […]

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Reader Request Week #7: Writing and Babies

Jess Nevins (who not too long ago sent me a rather spectacular gift which I’m not sure I ever actually thanked him for, so thanks, Jess, and the next time I see you I plan to reciprocate in some way) asks: How did you manage to be a productive writer in the first two years […]

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Hugo Voter Packet Update

It’s coming along nicely but damn, is it huge. We have a lot of nominees participating, in a whole bunch of categories. I strongly suspect just e-mailing it won’t work this time around, so I’m looking at ways to do a password-protected download, optimally where I can generate a new password for each person. If […]

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Reader Request Week #6: 80s Pop Music

Lis Riba asks: So, why is the pop music from the early 1980s just so damn good? It’s not. Or more accurately, it is neither quantitively nor qualitively better than pop music from any other particular music era one might choose to think of. However, at the moment it has the advantage of being the […]

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The Sounds of METAtropolis — Free For a Limited Time

The folks at Audible.com are very excited that METAtropolis has been nominated for the Hugo Award for  Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form — it’s that whole “hey, we’re breaking ground by being the first audiobook nominated for a Hugo” thing. The Audible folks are also aware that when you’re an audiobook up against The Dark […]

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Movie Novelizations That Don’t Suck

This week over at AMC, I talk about why movie novelizations exist at all, and why they don’t have to suck, even if a lot of them do. And yes, I give examples of novelizations that rock. If you can think of some other examples, leave them in the comments over there.

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