Monthly Archives: September 2011

I Will Be Away From Whatever Today, So Here’s Plan 9 From Outer Space to Amuse You

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.” Whoa, man. My mind? It is blown. And yes. It is as bad as you’ve heard. But you can still love it anyway.

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Oh, and a Frankly Bizarre Question for You to Ponder

Am I wrong with my assumption that, generally speaking, foods described as “crispy” are physically thinner than foods described as “crunchy”? Or is this yet another manifestation of my particular variety of madness? Discuss.

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A Fun Literary-Related Post for Your Friday Afternoon

At the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Dave Powell frequently does awesome chalk artwork to promote the authors who come by to talk and sign their books. He’s put some of these chalk lit artworks up on the Web, and you can find them here. I think they’re pretty damn cool, myself. Also in the picture […]

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A Small Thing You May Wish to Know About My Upcoming Novel

It’s mentioned here in this announcement in the September ’11 issue of Locus: And now you know. Well, you and a couple of thousand other people, all of whom showed up to my readings over the last several months and swore secrecy about the title until I and Tor released it. And you know what […]

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What to Do About the Dickheads

In the comment thread for “The Sort of Crap I Don’t Get” comes this question from JustaTech: What can we as blog readers and comment-leavers do about the entire issue of trolls and abusive commenters? Some of the science-based blogs I read have a stated minimal-moderation policy, and develop a troll infestation. With known trolls, […]

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An Inanely Catchy Song I Am Now Cursing You With

It’s the 21st Century equivalent of “No Rain.” And yet… catchy. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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“Fuzzy Man (Fuzzy Nation)” Now on Rockband.com

You rocked out to the unspeakably awesome song “Fuzzy Man (Fuzzy Nation)” when Paul & Storm originally released it in tandem with my novel Fuzzy Nation. You grooved to Molly Lewis’ unspeakably winsome ukulele version. But are you prepared to put your unspeakable (virtual) musical skillz to the test against this epic slab of end […]

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The Big Idea: Gabrielle Zevin

The Big Idea is predicated on the idea that most books have one big idea (or maybe a couple), around which everything else in the book coalesces. But to read author Gabrielle Zevin on the subject, you get the feeling that just one big idea might not be enough — that you might have to […]

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