Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Hey, Wasn’t there Supposed to be a Fourth Guest Blogger?”

Greetings, fellow citizens of Scalzi Nation! I feel like I should apologize for being so late to the guest blogger party, but since I was warned against beginning with an apology by a scene in the beautifully written, acted, directed, and generally note-perfect flick The Kids Are All Right just the other day, I’d better […]

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The Other One

Hi, Whateverites. (Whateverians? I know a group of lions is a pride and a group of wolves is a pack. What does one call a large group of Whatever readers?) I’m the other one. Well, not necessarily The Other One, but certainly an other one. One of your other guest bloggers here for the next […]

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Shadowlight Productions with some kick-ass puppetry

Yesterday I mentioned Shadowlight puppet theater out of San Fransisco.   Well, here’s one of their behind-the-scenes videos which shows just some of the amazing things that they can make happen with shadow and light What’s particularly cool is the way they use three light sources, which allows for instant scene changes as well as […]

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The Big Idea: Mary Robinette Kowal

I’m not going to pretend to be objective here — Mary Robinette Kowal is one of my favorite people, and more than that, she’s a heck of an author, as her Campbell Award and Hugo nomination strongly suggest. So it was no surprise that I greatly enjoyed her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey, […]

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Admitting one’s problem is the first step…

Let me go ahead and acknowledge something. My debut novel comes out tomorrow and my head is just a tiny bit preoccupied with that.  Juuuuuuust a little. Slightly distracted. Which you may translate to mean: Completely overwhelmed. Despite the fact that I plan to talk about other things, like puppets, food, science fiction, or other […]

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Hi folks. I noticed that the traffic at my blog has gone boom in the past couple of days, so I guess it’s time for me to introduce myself — though as John points out, this isn’t my first appearance in these here parts. I’m also known to make the occasional comment in various threads, […]

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