Monthly Archives: January 2011

SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists 2011 Award Pimpage Post

As I posted my own SF/F Award-eligible works yesterday (see here if you somehow missed it), I figured I’d also open up a thread for other creative folks to note their own eligible works from the last year to Whatever’s readership. Because, hey, the more you know about what’s out there, the more informed your […]

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The 2011 Big Idea Open Call to Publicists, Editors and Authors

As Lauren Beukes’ Big Idea piece earlier today suggests, The Big Idea feature is back for 2011, and is a fine way to share a little about your latest books. If you’re an author, editor or publicist wondering how you can get a book on the schedule, this informational FAQ from last year is still […]

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The Big Idea: Lauren Beukes

Another new year, another new year’s worth of books for the Big Idea! And to start us off, I’m pleased to help you make the acquaintance of Lauren Beukes, whose latest book Zoo City takes you to a world where people have animal companions who are more than just pets — they’re something magical (and […]

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Life in Half Tone

My mother-in-law cleared out some drawers today and came across a couple of my old newspaper columns, which she sent home with Krissy. So I uploaded one of them so you could get a kick out of me with hair. This particular column is date June 11, 1995, so I would have been 26 in […]

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Taos Toolbox Accepting Applications

Walter Jon Williams has promised to strangle to death with his bare hands anyone I choose in return for my services asked me if I would, through the goodness of my own heart, and with no other consideration at all, remind science fiction and fantasy writers of his Taos Toolbox writers workshop, a two-week master […]

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Elfman-Related Gloatination

I tweeted today that I had received a signed Danny Elfman CD in the mail today, which precipitated the usual “pics or it didn’t happen” response, so here: My signed Danny Elfman CD. CHOKE ON IT. (It’s possible the “pics or it didn’t happen” was actually regarding the toe I stubbed today, which I thought […]

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The 2011 Award Pimpage Post

It’s that time of year again in which people start thinking about nominations for the various awards available in science fiction and fantasy. If you’re one of those people, a) I think you look fantastic, and I’m not just saying that, and b) here’s what I got going on, fictionwise, for you to consider. Best […]

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Mmmmm… Babylicious

Look what we found in the cabbage patch! Okay, so we didn’t find the baby in the cabbage patch. We don’t even have cabbage patch. We once grew lettuce in the garden, but all we found in the lettuce garden was, you know, lettuce. This baby came as part of a package deal when friends […]

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Whatever Stats 2010: The Nerdination

Because I know you want to know these things, and keeping in mind the standard caveats regarding the accuracy of the WordPress stats suite: 1. The WordPress stats suite suggests that viewership in 2010 was up from 2009, with 5.13 million views recorded by the stats suite, up from 4.46 million views the year before. […]

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A Quick New Year’s Note About a Book Which Doesn’t Exist

First: Happy 2011, etc, etc. You know the drill. Second: I’ve been getting e-mail from people in Canada who have been getting e-mail from Amazon.ca, the Canadian version of Amazon, which reads as such: Dear Amazon.ca Customer, Customers who have purchased or rated books by John Scalzi might like to know that Big One is […]

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