Monthly Archives: May 2011
The Final Fuzzy Nation Giveaway
Posted on May 31, 2011 1,706 Comments
May is coming to a close and with it my month of releasing Fuzzy Nation and touring all across the country to support it. You all have been amazing in your enthusiasm and support, and to show my appreciation for you all, and in conjunction with my friends at Subterranean Press, are offering one last […]
The Big Idea: Mira Grant
Posted on May 31, 2011 22 Comments
Mira Grant (also known as Seanan Mcguire) is having one of those very good years. First, as Mcguire, she won last year’s Campbell Award for the best new writer in science fiction and fantasy. Then Feed, the first installment of her “Newsflesh” series (see last year’s Big Idea on it), was nominated for this year’s […]
Posted on May 30, 2011 13 Comments
Why it’s nice to be back (in case there was any doubt).
Posted on May 30, 2011 11 Comments
Some quick notes for today: 1. Yay! I’m home! I know, this is a repeat from the note last night, but I think it bears repeating. I’ve been on tour since the 10th, and actively away from home since the 13th, so being in my house with nowhere else I need to be between now […]
Posted on May 29, 2011 10 Comments
Just so you know. See you all later.
The Last Interview
Posted on May 29, 2011 3 Comments
Not my last interview ever (uh, probably) but the last interview I did whilst out on my book tour, was recorded yesterday and is now up today on the Versus the World “Alpha Geek” podcast, which you may find here. In it I discuss the new book, working on Stargate, why I harp on financial […]
On My Way Home
Posted on May 29, 2011 11 Comments
If you will make a sacrifice on my behalf to the Memorial Day Travel Gods, I would be obliged. I had a wonderful time with all y’all the last three weeks. But now I would like to be home.
Phoenix Bookstore Appearance Reminder + Phoenix Comicon Update
Posted on May 28, 2011 45 Comments
The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man wishes to remind you that I will be making my final book tour appearance tonight at 5pm at the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. Accompanying me will be Sam Sykes! It will be fun! Come or the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man might step on a church! And we can’t have that. […]
The Big Idea: Leah Cypess
Posted on May 27, 2011 9 Comments
In talking about her new novel Nightspell for the Big Idea, author Leah Cypess gets a little meta… about the concept of a big idea, and how it relates to writing books, and, of course, specifically this one. And while this sort of recursive examination of big ideas is interesting, considering the context, what it […]
The Pros & Cons of Book Touring
Posted on May 26, 2011 34 Comments
I’ve been on tour since May 10, and away from home (meaning, not going back home after an appearance but instead living out of a hotel) for two straight weeks. I will continue to be doing so until Sunday — assuming I’m able to get home without delay by taking a Memorial Day Weekend flight, […]
The “Fuzzy Man” Remix Contest!
Posted on May 26, 2011 6 Comments
Surely you remember how Paul & Storm wrote me a simply magnificent power ballad for my novel Fuzzy Nation? You do? Excellent. Well, now Paul & Storm are taking it to the next level and asking you — yes, you! — to remix their awesome song for a contest in which fabulous prizes will be […]
Phoenix Tour Appearance and ComicCon Schedule
Posted on May 25, 2011 10 Comments
Attention Citizens of Phoenix and Arizona! As of tomorrow I will be among you in your fair (and I assume at this point rather warm) environs, both to do a tour appearance and to be a guest at Phoenix Comicon. The tour appearance is open to the public, while Comicon memberships at the door will […]
Traveling the Stars
Posted on May 25, 2011
I’ve been traveling a lot in the last couple of weeks, so perhaps it’s only natural that this week’s FilmCritic.com column is about space travel — and which classic science fiction films make it seem easy, and which ones don’t. The one thing we learn: Don’t fall asleep. The column explains why. Check it out […]
The Big Idea: Ellen Kushner
Posted on May 25, 2011 20 Comments
For longtime fans of the urban fantasy genre, the Bordertown series of anthologies hardly needs an introduction — it was literally one of the foundations of the genre when it emerged on the publishing scene in 1986. Now Welcome to Bordertown, introduces a new generation of readers to that gritty, magical place — and in […]
The 2011 Hugo Voters Packet — Now Live!
Posted on May 24, 2011 19 Comments
If I’ve done anything useful at all in the history of Hugos, it’s help establish the idea that letting the potential Hugo voters get a packet of the nominated works to read and evaluate is a good thing for the process and for the award. I wasn’t the first person to think of it, mind […]
Nebula Weekend Recap
Posted on May 23, 2011 10 Comments
It was the Nebula Awards Weekend this last weekend, and the first of these that happened with me as the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and it was that fact that, as you may understand, made me hope that everything about it ran smoothly and well. Thus I am delighted […]
Dialogue and Writing Excuses
Posted on May 23, 2011 4 Comments
I blew out my voice yesterday after a weekend of near-constant talking, so today I’m trying to be as quiet as possible (I know! Me!). But that doesn’t mean you can’t hear the dulcet tones of my voice — I’m featured on the most recent episode of Writing Excuses, the Hugo-nominated writing podcast hosted by […]
Still Alive Part II: Still Aliveier
Posted on May 22, 2011 6 Comments
Today was spent doing laundry, which was bound to happen after ten days on the road. There were other parts too, but right now I’m about to collapse from exhaustion, so details will wait until tomorrow, when I’m on the train to New York. See you then.
Posted on May 21, 2011 62 Comments
Been super busy at the Nebulas, which is why I have not been about this weekend. Not that I don’t love you all. But being president of SFWA has priority this weekend. But tell me: how are you?
Reminder: Mass SFWA Book Signing (Including Me) in DC Today
Posted on May 20, 2011 20 Comments
If you are in or around Washington DC today, and you love science fiction and fantasy, you will want to be at the Washington Hilton between the hours of 5:30 and 7pm, at which time dozens of science fiction and fantasy authors, including Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Paolo Bacigalupi and yours truly, will be on […]
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