I Have Little of Interest to Say at the Moment, So Here is Krissy Reading The Human Division Before the Rest of You

Because, you know. She’s my wife. She gets to do that.

Mind you, she’s read it before, as I would give her episodes as I was writing them. But this time she’s reading them in sequence. And yes, she’s been enjoying it. And no, she wouldn’t just say that. Trust me, when I write something that does not please her, she is not shy about letting me know.

Also, don’t worry: You’ll be able to read it yourself, soon. How soon? Pretty soon. I will have more details for you on that very subject even sooner than pretty soon.

28 Comments on “I Have Little of Interest to Say at the Moment, So Here is Krissy Reading The Human Division Before the Rest of You”

  1. So resentment & jealousy of you is not enough for you, is it? You insist that we now have to have those feelings for the poor woman kind enough to marry you – as if she has not suffered enough already!

  2. I know my wife is slightly biased (sure I’m great, but she likes near everything I write). Are you sure her opinion is not tainted by confirmation bias.

    Not implying that it should be; just wondering. Heck, I’ve liked what I’ve read of yours so far. Even Zoe’s story, and I was skeptical of it.

    Nice picture, too.

  3. (Also, I thought she was going to read the Human Division TO us, like in podcast teaser format, and I was pretty excited, I gotta say.)

  4. Sarra Bess – Michigan – I'm a scientist in my day job, but my hobbies are sewing, cooking, and books, which is what this blog is mostly about.
    Sarra Bess

    Trust me, when I write something that does not please her, she is not shy about letting me know.

    Somehow this does not surprise me in the slightest.

  5. Couldn’t you have at least adjusted the picture settings so we could zoom in and read the text on the screen for a teaser? Or photoshopped the text in after the fact from a second picture so Krissy’s composition would still be good? I mean what else do you have to do with your time other than to serve the internet. :)

    Looking forward to the new book.

  6. A tangentially related question for you, John- seems like I recall at some point in the distant past that you wrote that Krissy does not often appear on Whatever by her request. I notice a marked uptick in Krissy sightings over the last few months. Any intentional/conscious change, or just whatever?

  7. katyasozaeva – Athens, GA 30605 – Love animals, interested in a lot of things, obsessive bibliophile; check out my blog Now is Gone at http://katysozaeva.blogspot.com

    Nice picture of her – she has a wonderful smile. How is her foot feeling? I hope it is healing apace!

    I know that it makes me a bit crazy when people assume that our friends and relatives will be less-than-honest when it comes to reviewing our work, or that we will be less-than-honest when it comes to reviewing works by our friends and relatives. It must be the ones who say that who do so, because I am always honest about my opinions. Otherwise I wouldn’t be a good editor and reviewer, would I? Nor would I be a particularly good person. True, I try to be tactful, not just say “what a stinky pile of chee!” but that doesn’t mean I’m not honest.

    You have a wonderful family, Mr. Scalzi!

  8. It is really near to be able to read posts and comments by people who, by and large, are so warm and caring. I send my best wishes to the family Scalzi and their lovely friends and fans.

  9. John so does that mean that you would not write something that Krissy would not like? In terms of a theme or Genre? Eg if I went that route with my wife I would not be able to write hard sci fi or a book about fishing.

    Or is Krissy because of her relationship able to read past the theme genre and still enjoy that you have written it?

    I think that makes sense.

  10. crotchetyoldfan – The Crotchety Old Fan is Steve Davidson, also know as Rimworlder on many SF forums. Steve maintains the Rim Worlds Concordance project which is devoted to the works of A. Bertram Chandler and his most enduring character - Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve. Grimes is science fiction’s original ‘Horatio Hornblower of Space’. More information about Chandler, Grimes and the Rim Worlds can be found at www.rimworlds.com. Steve also maintains a visual index of volume 1, number 1 pulp science fiction magazines on the same website and is a devoted collector of the same. ‘I’m an ‘old’ SF fan, which you can take whichever way you like, as I love the old masters (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, E.F. Russell, Piper, Cordwainer Smith) and I’m well beyond the age you’re not supposed to trust anymore’. This blog is devoted to an investigation of the growing divide between ‘old’ - or ‘classic’ science fiction and the moderan literary genre that is currently sold under the same name. Steve has also begun writing reviews for www.SFReader.com, expects to be doing the same for www.SFSignal.com, and is contributing various non-fiction pieces to various other websites, all of them concerned with science fiction of one stripe or another. Early in 2008 he became completely disappointed with the SciFi Channel and created The Classic Science Fiction Channel website that gathers links to public domain radio, television, film and literary properties. Steve had a successful non-fiction writing career - writing articles and books dealing primarily with the paintball industry (Four books and several hundred articles including editorializing, product reviews, sports reporting, educational and more) - which he has since given up in favor of blogging and fiction. (Leaving the paintball industry after 25 years.) One final book on this subjected is scheduled to be released in early 2009 (A Parent's Guide To Paintball). Current work on fiction includes several completed novellettes/novellas curently in submission hell and various chapters of three novels. Freely distributed current work - including several chapters of a science fiction/paintball novel and a pulp/comic book/fairy tale mashup can be found on his website.
    Steve Davidson

    John, I sure as hell hope that you know something about quantum mechanics that we don’t so that you can actually pull off that “sooner than pretty soon” thing….

  11. @Patrick Cleary What would make Krissy really bad-ass is if she felt she needed to use it to thump sense into people. Let’s hope that never happens.

    And John? “ARGH!” You’re enjoying torturing this reader waiting to see the book, aren’t you?

  12. “Pretty soon” doesn’t work when I’m eagerly anticipating something I’d like.

    That’s an ugly soon. I don’t find that soon attractive at all.

  13. Amazon has the hardcover up as well as the individual chapters as separate eBooks (pre-orders). I’m hoping there will be a eBook of the whole book (vs. the eBook-lets of the individual tales).

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