Oh, Hey, Look, I’m Profiled in the New York Times

This is the fourth and final announcement of the day.

Remember when I went to New York last week to be interviewed by the New York Times? Now that interview is up, and it covers a wide range of topics, including Redshirts, my personal history and even this very blog. Plus it features special guest appearances by Cory Doctorow, Wil Wheaton and Josh Marshall (the latter of whom I went to high school with). It’s a pretty good profile, I’d say. And of course I’m thrilled to be profiled in the paper of record. Enjoy!

And, yeah: busy day.

28 Comments on “Oh, Hey, Look, I’m Profiled in the New York Times”

  1. Great profile. I like the bit of time traveling that shows up below the article: “A version of this article appeared in print on July 7, 2012, on page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: The Extras Get a Life.”

  2. I downloaded “Redshirts” onto my Mac and Barnes & Noble eReader won’t open it. So now I have to go buy it AGAIN on my Nook. Gonna read the bloody thing if I have to harelip somebody to do it!

  3. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one crying through the third coda. Nice job.

  4. Ah, but did it include a tearful plea for the return of the Mac Air?!? I mean, if you’ve got the newspaper of record and all, right…?

  5. W00t — nice article! And I really like that picture of you, too. Relaxed, beardy and smiley is a great way to go through life.

  6. @ John

    I said “They can kiss my ass.”

    Would you really want their lips within a Texas mile of your posterior?
    Still, I like that you went to the Bender Bending Rodríguez school of…re-buttal!
    Get it, cuz their asses and they can kiss your ass?
    Oh my, I crack myself up.

    @ rallychild

    nice piece although the part at the end about the crying reeked of cheese

    Government cheese?

  7. I do not impress myself grammatically, however.
    Damn you, frequently required homonyms!

  8. That’s a clever headline, and I noticed Schwartz even slipped the word “enterprise” into the article. I’m glad this book (and science fiction in general) is getting such wonderful attention!

  9. I heard the catch in Wil’s voice during the third coda, and I found it eminently justified. I was driving, so I cowboyed up and soldiered on. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  10. Go John go!

    “Kiss my ass” can’t be printed in a family newspaper? Jesusmaria, as my grandmother would say. I didn’t think the NYT was so prissy.

  11. [Deleted for being waaaaay off-topic, delicious though it is. Feel free to repost it on the actual canonical bacon page, OC — JS]

  12. Congratulations. Great to see one of my favorite SF writers in the NY Times.

  13. Damn, John, that photo makes you look like the cutest, happiest geek on the planet. Maybe even counting Wil.

  14. Congratulations. You got the NY Times to put the word “funky” in a lead. Now THAT’S an accomplishment worth celebrating!

  15. One question: How does one giggle heartily?

    I am having visions of Falstaff tittering like a little girl . . .

  16. I bought “Redshirts” this morning (in iBook form) because of the Times piece (sorry, I hadn’t heard of you before, but it’s been years since I regularly read SF, or even about SF). Finished a few minutes ago. I expected something like Douglas Adams, so I was immediately disappointed that it wasn’t zanier, but I kept reading, and man…what a good read. Thought-provoking. Real heart. You gave me a wonderful Sunday. Thanks!

  17. Wouldn’t it be “the last of whom I went to high school with,” since there are three names mentioned? I think “latter” only works with two.

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