Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Special Note to Canadians, For Whom It is Not Thanksgiving, Re: Signed Books

Hello, Canadians! While the US is away from the computer today, contemplating gravy, I thought I would let you know that whilst I was in Canada last week, I signed Bakka Phoenix Book’s entire stock of John Scalzi books, which includes representative samples of all of my Tor Books releases. So if you were thinking […]

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A Thanksgiving Advent Calendar Extra

In keeping with the concept for the month, over at FilmCritic.com, I explain what I’m thankful for when it comes to science fiction films. What is it? Clearly, you’ll need to click through to find out. Please do so (it makes my editors happy!) and feel free to leave any comments you might have there.

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Also, Just So All Y’all Know

I am soooooooooooooo behind on e-mail. Especially Big Idea stuff. BUT I will get it all caught up. Er, tomorrow. Yes! Tomorrow. So please don’t panic. I’m not ignoring just you. Also: Sorry. Also also: Today’s Thanksgiving Advent piece will run late because I have errands to run in the afternoon in the real world. […]

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Athena Tells It Like It Is

That’s right. Quadrate your own equation, if you please. (Note: I’m aware “quadrate” is not a verb. It’s a funny, involving words. Thank you for your concern.) Now, she might help you with your math, so that you can learn how to do it yourself from that point forward. Because she’s cool like that. And […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Eighteen: Writing

Over the course of this Thanksgiving Advent adventure, I’ve talked about a number of things associated with writing, and how they’ve affected my life. I haven’t talked about writing itself, however. So I’d like to focus on that for today, independent of all the trappings, benefits and side effects. Because the fact of the matter […]

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Heading North

And East! To Toronto. So don’t expect huge amounts today. Will update after I get myself situated in Canada. And if you are in Toronto, remember that this evening I am doing an event at the Merril Collection, at 7pm. Come, or I will be very disappointed. Because I came to Toronto to see you. […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Sixteen: The Internet

And, well. This one’s sort of obvious, isn’t it. When a globe-spanning network of computers is directly responsible for much of one’s career, income, notoriety and daily life, what else should one say but “thanks”? The Internet has been important enough in my life that it’s worth pointing out the good things in my adult […]

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Klout CEO Joe Fernandez Responds

Received a letter this morning from Joe Fernandez, the CEO Klout. I’m posting it with his permission. Check out the link included for more from his point of view. Hey John, My name is Joe Fernandez and I am the founder/ceo of Klout. Saw your article yesterday and then again on cnn money today (will […]

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Signed Books for the Holidays: How to Get Them From Me

The last couple of weeks people have e-mailed me, asking, “Hey, that thing you do during the holidays? Where you team up with your local bookstore to get signed copies of your books to people? Are you going to do that again? Well? Are you? Are you? ARE YOU?!?!?” The answer: Yes. Yes, I am. […]

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