Monthly Archives: November 2010

John Steakley, RIP

Oh, hell. John Steakley, the author of Armor and other excellent science fiction, has just passed away. He and I never met, but I was a fan of his through Armor, which was given to me as a Christmas present by a friend of mine back when I was a teenager. The friend knew I […]

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Agent to the Stars Mass Market Paperback Out Today

Just in time for Hanukkah! (Yes, really; for those of you not in the know, Hanukkah starts on December 2nd this year.)  Today Agent to the Stars heads to the stores in the easy-to-love, easy-to-carry mass market paperback size, with a list price of just $7.99. And I think I adore this particular version of […]

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And Now, A Video Interview

Oh, hey, look: Pajamas Media has put onto YouTube an Interview I did last year with Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit, as if you didn’t know), talking about the blogging, writing science fiction and other assorted topics. Got 20 minutes for it? Sure you do. You can tell it’s from last year because it’s got the […]

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Another Chance at a Fuzzy Nation ARC

Hey folks: Wanted a chance at that Fuzzy Nation ARC I offered up but forgot to enter in time? Or have a suspicion that your explanation as to why you deserve that ARC will not make the final round of consideration? Well, you’re in luck: Tor.com is also giving away some Fuzzy Nation ARCs, and […]

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Meta Cat is Meta

Alternately, Pensive Cat is Pensive, squared. Here’s a closer look at the picture in the Photoshop window, if that’s something you need for your day. Yes, fan club members. I’m looking at you. Update, 4:05pm: Recursive Cat is recursively recursive! Update, 5:30pm: Zeus wrecks the recursion by a) not being Ghlaghghee, b) looking entirely in […]

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A Bitter November

Me (going into the kitchen and finding someone going through the fridge): Who’s there? Strange Yet Oddly Familiar Person: It’s me, you idiot. Me (peering to get a better look): … November? Is that you? What are you doing here? November: Eating some of your leftovers. (Holds up Tupperware) Mind if I finish off your […]

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Fuzzy Nation Contest Update

Thanks to everyone who entered; I got over 200 entries, which is very cool. Now I will read through the entries and confer with the rest of my jury as to who wins. It might take a day or two. Patience.

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Quick Contest Reminder

You now have just under eight hours to enter the contest to win the signed ARC of Fuzzy Nation. There. Told you it was quick.

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Dear Rabid SEO-Mongering Jackasses

Just so you know, when I click on a link that takes me to your site to look at an article, and what I get is a full browser screen full of ads before you bring up any actual content, I do two things: 1. I assume you’re an asshole, because you’ve just wasted my […]

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Not Dead

Just had a busy day away from the Internet. Yes, it can happen, from time to time.

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Just Arrived, 11/26/10

For your Black Friday pleasure, a quick tour of titles what have come to my door: * The Buntline Special, Mike Resnick (Pyr): Chicon 7’s Guest of Honor Mike Resnick is no stranger to trying out new subgenres of speculative fiction, so it shouldn’t be too surprising he’s exploring steampunk here, with this novel of […]

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Ugh

Sick. Slept until noon. Brain not functioning very well. I’m off. May or may not be back today. If I’m not, there is the rest of the Internet to amuse yourself with. Try it!

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Why I’m Totally Having Ham Today

Because turkeys are crazy, y’all. If you’re in the US, happy Thanksgiving; this is traditionally where I’d list some of the things I’m thankful for but to be honest I’m thankful about so many things it would probably be easier just to list the things I’m not thankful for, and who wants to read that […]

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Germany Gets Fuzzy

Over in Germany, Fuzzy Nation is undergoing a name change to Der Wilde Planet, which I think even those of you without facility for that language can guess means “the wild planet.” It’s actually not an inappropriate title for the book, all things considered. And of course, this being Germany, the cover of the book […]

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We Pause This Blog For a Moment of Unmanly Squee

So, Audible just sent me copies of the audio versions of Agent to the Stars and The Android’s Dream, read by Wil Wheaton, which will be out on December 9. And naturally I had to stop everything I was doing and listen to Wil read the first chapter of The Android’s Dream. And here’s what […]

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Reminder About the Signed Books for the Holidays Thing

Hey! Remember that I’m signing books for your holiday gift-giving needs. Details here. I figure I’d remind you before you all went crazy with the Black Friday retail madness, and also because I’m probably going in this weekend to sign the first batch of books. Anyway, books make a perfect holiday gift, and when you […]

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My Annual “I’m Awake For a Sunrise” Picture

Here you go. You can thank the dryer repairman for this, since I had to be awake, out of bed and dressed when he arrived, which was five minutes ago. Otherwise, man, I would so very be asleep right now.

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A Science Fictional Thanksgiving Prayer

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, and so for my FilmCritic.com column this week, I thought it appropriate to offer up a prayer, suitable for a Thanksgiving meal, offering up our humble gratitude for heath, happiness, good food, and the fact that we have yet to be invaded by alien armadas, among other topics […]

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Hey! I’m Giving Away a Fuzzy Nation ARC!

Specifically, this Fuzzy Nation ARC, which as you can see is apparently eerily hovering above my couch. No, it’s not Photoshopped. I just turned off the gravity in the house for a minute. What? You don’t have gravity control in your house? Well, talk to your gravity provider about that, folks. I can’t do everything […]

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You Will Either Want to Make This or Will Instantly Become a Vegetarian

I don’t even want to think about what the bathroom in that house looked like two hours after dinner. (hat tip)

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