Monthly Archives: July 2011

Facebook-Related Announcement

It’s been clear for some time that my Facebook presence was getting progressively unmanagable, so I’ve gone ahead and done something that I should have done a while ago, which was to convert my personal account there into a public page. That means everyone who was friend requesting me can now just click on the […]

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Personal Updatery, 7/25/11

Updates from the Scalzi Compound. * For those of you who wondered whether I hit my deadline last Friday: I did not. BUT — as my deadline was Friday afternoon and the editor wasn’t going to do anything with what I sent in until today at the earliest, I finished up on Saturday and as […]

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Hey, Want To See Some Cool OMW Fan Art?

Then click here. NOTE: The fan art, while very cool, also portrays a violent scene in the book, involving messy things happening to someone’s head. Be ready for the splatter. The artist is Kat Harpin, and you can visit her Web site here. This is also a fine time to link back to my policy […]

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The Enbifocalizationingness Has Ocurrinated

Or, in language that is slightly more related to English, I’ve got my new glasses, with bifocal lenses. Here they are. I went with progressive lenses and the glasses are rimless. I think they look fairly decent. My first few hours of bifocals review: They’re doing what they’re supposed to, which is to keep text […]

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Bachmann’s Headache

E-mail from folks asking if I have anything to say about the report that Michelle Bachmann suffers from migraines so painful she needs medication for them. Sure, I have something to say: Migraines really suck, and if Ms. Bachmann does indeed suffer from them, I’m sorry for her that she does. I wouldn’t wish them […]

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The Big Idea: Ann VanderMeer

The challenge of creating an anthology is not just putting together excellent contributors on an interesting topic — it’s also how to make your collection stand out, so it’s irresistible to the people buying books. Ann VanderMeer has some experience with that: as a noted anthology editor (often collaborating with her husband Jeff), she’s always […]

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Uh-Oh, It’s a Lifestyle

The folks at Mini, apparently in an attempt to make me feel like the sum I dropped for our new car has opened up new and aspirational lifestyle vistas for me and my family, sent us the small pile of Mini-related swag you see here. It includes a Mini bag, a blank journal to record […]

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Bye Bye Borders

This is not terribly unexpected but still not good news: There will be no storybook ending for Borders. The 40-year old book seller could start liquidating its 399 remaining stores as early as Friday. The chain, which helped pioneer the big-box bookseller concept, is seeking court approval to liquidate its stores after it failed to […]

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A Small Observation Regarding Words and Releases

I’ve noted before that comparing one author’s process and career with another’s is a situation fraught with difficulty (and often, some stupidity), so take the following with a grain of salt. That said, for everyone who ever bitched about George Martin taking so damn long to write A Dance With Dragons, allow me to make […]

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