Monthly Archives: July 2012

Comic Con Catchuppery

I haven’t done a full Comic Con report yet, partly because I had other things to do and partly because, damn, there was a lot of Comic Con and it’s hard to take it all in. Suffice to say that I had a fantastic time, Comic Con is overwhelming, and that I want to live […]

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Bad Reviews: I Can Handle Them, and So Should You

On Twitter, a hopeful request: Oh, well, okay. Since you asked. For those who don’t know, “Stop the GR Bullies” relates to a Web site created by some folks to go after people on Goodreads who write reviews that the people who founded the GR Bullies site find to be “bullying” in some way or […]

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Not a Sunset, 7/17/12

A few hours from sunset, with the sun burning through — barely — some pretty ominous clouds. We could use the rain, man.

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The New Desktop, Completed

It is thus. As noted before, the new desktop is a Mac Mini, which I got for a number of reasons. This first is, simply, it’s relatively cheap; the other computers I was looking at were a couple of multiples more expensive, and I decided for this round of computer acquisition that I just didn’t […]

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The New Desktop Has Arrived

Now comes the installmentationness! YES IT IS A REAL WORD. Because I am a writer and I say so, that’s why. When next you see me, it will be on this. Unless I screw things up. Which is entirely possible, alas.

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Things to Do Today

In no particular order: Pick up the dog from the boarders Set up the new desktop computer I have ordered (it’s a Mac Mini) which will arrive today Write on the video game I am working on Write more on The Human Division Polish up the president’s quarterly report Clean up my office so I […]

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My w00tstock 4.0 Performance: “To Sue The World,” Featuring Patrick Rothfuss

I think you can tell we had fun with this. And if you watch closely you’ll see an extra special cameo! Many thanks to “retrogradeheart” for recording and posting this!

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And Then, When I Came Back Home, These Were the Books That Were Waiting For Me

Ermahgerd! Berks! Let me know if there’s anything in this pile you lust for. A larger version of the picture is here. In other news, I and all my family members are now back at home after 10 days away. It was a lovely vacation and Comic Con was a blast (apparently I also won […]

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Monday is For Travel

I’m heading back to Ohio after a nicely busy ComicCon. I have Internet on the plane but will be using it to catch up on some work rather than be here. I know, what sort of person am I to prioritize work over this blog. Even so. Have an excellent Monday and I will catch up with you […]

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Big Idea Notice

Because of travel, I am behind in assigning August Big Idea slots. I will assign those in the next couple of days. If you’ve asked for an August slot, don’t panic. Thank you for not panicking.

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Take a Moment Out of Your Day to Shame an Appalling Thief

Namely, this dude, who uploaded to Amazon Kindle Store under his own name a bunch of science fiction works by others, including myself, CJ Cherryh, and Robert Heinlein. I’d note that in my case, in addition to ripping me off, he’s also ripping off Bob Eggleton, who did the inside art for the story. A […]

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Thesis: ComicCon is Awesome But Sucks Time From You

Seriously, I am amazed at how much stuff I am doing and how quickly time gets away from me. Just yesterday I: * Met with my editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden and talked future projects; * Walked the ComicCon floor and met Jerry and Mike from Penny Arcade in real life for the first time, after […]

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Not Dead

Just busy. Chat with you all later.

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Today’s Schedule

Wake up (done). Shower. Go down to local public radio station for my interview on Talk of the Nation (3:30 Eastern!) Hang out with friends. Go to my sound check for w00tstock. Hang out with friends. Perform at w00tstock. Hang out with friends. Sleep! Somewhere in there I might eat and poop and Twitter (although […]

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I’ll Be on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Tomorrow

The headline says it all! I’ll be on at 3:30 Eastern (please adjust for your own time zones) to talk about Redshirts, and, I assume, other stuff as well. Here’s a link to the show’s Web site, in case you don’t have it already. This should be fun.

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The New New Phone

Here it is. It’s a RAZR MAXX, which means that I have a phone which is misspelled twice. Nevertheless, since I had the Galaxy Nexus crap out on me, I decided to give this one a shot, primarily because it has a magnificently large battery which means that I might not actually run out of […]

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Dear Lord, I Do Blather On, Don’t I

Here’s a long interview about Redshirts, humor, screenwriting and other stuff, over at Wired.com.

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My Technological Karma Continues its Downward Slide

My phone died last night. The phone which I’ve had, you know, for not very long at all. Now I must away to a Verizon store and get a new one. This is my way of saying that for the next few hours at least, contact will be intermittent. Best to send me e-mail. My […]

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The Big Idea: D.B. Jackson

You may have heard the phrase, “you have to know what the rules are before you can break them.” Well, that basic concept comes into play when one is researching history in order to throw a little magic into it. Author D.B. Jackson explains why, and how learning history mattered before breaking it in his […]

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