Monthly Archives: May 2011
Yesterday, Tor.com offered up the first two chapters of Fuzzy Nation for your sampling delight — now io9 follows up with chapters three and four, in which Jack Holloway makes the acquaintance of a small, furry creature. No, not ALF. ALF appears nowhere in this book. I just want to make that clear at the […]
Posted on May 4, 2011
Because it’s that time of the year, over at the FilmCritic.com I talk about the upcoming science fiction and fantasy films of the summer, and which ones I think will be worth the time to see. And for fun I grade them not with letters or stars but with “meh,” “w00t!” and “gaaaah!” Because that’s […]
Just so you all know, for much of May, Whatever will be new book intensive, i.e., there will be a lot of stuff about Fuzzy Nation going on here. The reasons for this are as follows (and fairly obvious): 1. Hey! I’ve got a new book coming out! And it’s my first full-length novel in […]
The release of Fuzzy Nation is now exactly one week away, and to get you excited about it — as if you were not excited enough already — Tor.com has chapters one and two available for your perusal, in which we meet Jack Holloway, the book’s protagonist, learn of his unusual way of setting off […]
Author Kevin Hearne had a novel way of getting to his novel Hounded — a way that involved equal parts of geekery, stubbornness and alcohol. Given who the constituency is here, I know I now have your attention. Or more accurately, Hearne has your attention, and I’ll give him the floor now to explain how […]
Posted on May 3, 2011
Hey, folks: if you’re someone who spends time over at Reddit, we’re doing an “Ask Me Anything” bit over there — you ask anything, and I’ll be going through the questions and answering. You can ask about the upcoming book, the movie stuff, or, really, whatever you want. It’s why they call it “Ask Me […]
The author copies of which just arrived at the Scalzi Compound. They look fantastic. Speaking of Fuzzy Nation, I wrote about it (and its relationship to fan fiction) today for the Tor newsletter, so if you subscribe to it you should have it in your e-mail queue. If you don’t subscribe to the Tor newsletter, […]
(Image ganked from Andrew Sullivan) And now, some further thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden. * In a very practical sense, bin Laden’s death doesn’t change anything, particularly in the short run. He’s been on the run for years, al Qaeda is designed to be decentralized, the scope of our military operations in […]
Bye, Osama. Hell’s duodenum has been waiting for you a long time. I’m sure you’ll fit right in. I will undoubtedly have more to say later. But for now: Glad he’s dead. Wish it had been sooner. But now is fine, too.
I wanted to test out my shiny new camera this weekend, so I took it with me to Penguicon and proceeded to snap a few hundred pictures with it, with a particular emphasis on portraiture. Basically I wanted to see how it handled. As it turns out, it does very well, as I think this […]
There are certain things that can only happen at a science fiction convention. Being photobombed by Chewbacca is almost certainly one of them. You are sad it did not happen to you. In other news, “Photobombed by Chewie” is the name of my next band. We play Meco covers.