Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Washington, DC Signing Appearance (With Many Other Authors)

While Washington DC is not officially on my book tour, nevertheless I will be there between the 19th and 22nd for the Nebula Awards Weekend, at which SFWA, the writers’ organization of which I am president, will hand out — logically enough — the Nebula Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing. As […]

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In Which I Answer a Whole Bunch of Questions at Reddit

Last week I was the subject of an “Ask Me Anything” thread at Reddit, and folks there asked me a whole bunch of questions about science fiction, Stargate Universe, the Old Man’s War movie, my life and work, and about Fuzzy Nation, the new book. I answered them in varying levels of detail, and the […]

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Paul & Storm & Scalzi: The Podcast

As you all know by now, Paul & Storm have written and performed the most awesome power ballad EVAR to celebrate the release of Fuzzy Nation. But if you’re only listening to “Fuzzy Man (Fuzzy Nation)” you’re not getting the whole story. To get the whole story — the story of how all that awesomeness […]

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In addition to it being the release date of Fuzzy Nation and the start of my book tour, today also happens to be my birthday. I am now forty-two years old, which if you’re a science fiction geek is a fortuitous year, inasmuch as it’s the year of the number of the answer to life, […]

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Fuzzy Nation: It Is Upon You!

Hey! My newest novel Fuzzy Nation is out today! Read the fabulous excerpts! Chapters one and two. Chapters three and four. Hear the spectacular audiobook excerpt! Read by Wil Wheaton, no less. Gaze upon the blush-inducing reviews! Publishers Weekly (starred). Kirkus (starred). SFReviews.net. Library Journal. Wired. Romantic Times. Experience my spittle-flinging blather in interviews! Library […]

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Not Nervous, Just Nervous

In the e-mail, a question about the book release tomorrow: Are you nervous? About the book release? No. The book is done, I wrote it as well as I could, reviews are in, we’ve done all the pre-publicity we could to let people know it’s out there. I’m pretty satisfied we did a good job […]

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Fuzzypalooza at SFReviews.net (Plus DDN Review)

The SFReviews.net site is featuring a Fuzzy Week, in which reviewer Thomas M. Wagner is going through and reviewing H. Beam Piper’s three Fuzzy books as well as the two authorized sequels, by William Tuning and Ardath Mayhar — oh, and also Fuzzy Nation. Today the reviews on tap are for Little Fuzzy, and for […]

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The Giveaway Winner(s)

The answer to yesterday’s contest was: Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock. Greg Briggs was the first to answer correctly, so he wins the signed, personalized hardcover of Fuzzy Nation. However, his comment was also the fourth comment in the thread, so I felt like I made the contest too easy. So I also asked […]

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One More Fuzzy Nation Giveaway

Just a couple of days before the release of Fuzzy Nation, and what better time to give away a signed, personalized copy of the hardcover first edition? No better time, I say! None! Here’s how to win it: I am thinking of a place on the planet. What place am I thinking of? Hints: * […]

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In Progress Product Review

I made a couple of substantial purchases last week and people have been asking me what I think of the purchases so far. So in the interest of consumer information, your in-progress product reviews: 1. The Mini Cooper S Countryman All4: I may have got the sequence of that title mixed up, it’s a lot […]

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Speaking of Little Fuzzy

While you’re counting down the days waiting for Fuzzy Nation to come out, why not pick yourself up a copy of the book that inspired it, and whose story my novel reboots? It’ll be fun for you to compare and contrast the two novels — and best of all, because Little Fuzzy is in the […]

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And Now, a Sample of the Fuzzy Nation Audiobook

I hear that many of you like them there audiobook thingies, which you listen to while you travel in your cars or whatnot. I fully support this — listening to an audiobook is much safer for you and others than trying to read and drive at the same time. That’s bad. Don’t do that. Listening […]

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A Couple of Personal Announcements

Which I kept meaning to post earlier in the day, but I kept being distracted by something awesome which I will share with you soon but not yet. Just rest assured that it will be awesome. But in the meantime: 1. You may remember that I finished a novel several weeks ago. Well, I got […]

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My Other May Book Release

On my doorstep today: finished copies of the Subterranean Press limited edition version of Zoe’s Tale, featuring this fantastic cover (and equally fantastic interior art) done by Vincent Chong. The folks at SubPress tell me that the book is now available and shipping, so if you pre-ordered it, it’s on its way to you even […]

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The Big Idea: Christopher Farnsworth

So, The President’s Vampire is about — as the title suggests — a vampire who is in the employ of the U.S. President, and who from time to time does certain tasks that only an undead creature could undertake. It’s a fantastical concept, but as author Christopher Farnsworth very recently found out, even fantastical concepts […]

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