Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

And To Close the Evening, This May Be My Favorite Redshirts Review Yet

It’s brief enough to quote in full. It’s from Nick Harkaway from this longer “a year in reading” column over at The Millions: John Scalzi’s Redshirts is a little bit of genius. It starts out as a very funny Star Trek in-joke and then crosses the rubicon to become a somewhat disturbing examination of that joke before diving into […]

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Dear Whateverians: Choose My Pose!

Well, now it is on: Jim C. Hines has formally challenged me to a pose-off, and in doing so has offered me three choices of pose. Here is the first choice: Here is the second choice: Here is the third choice: Which to choose, which to choose? I can’t decide. So I’m going to let […]

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide, Day Three: Arts, Crafts, Music and More

The Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2012 continues, and today we move away from books and focus on other gifts and crafts — which you can take to mean just about any other sort of thing a creative person might make: Music, art, knitting, jewelry, artisanal foodstuffs and so on. These can be great, unique gifts for special folks […]

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The Big Idea: Mark Yohalem

Today’s Big Idea is slightly different: It’s about a video game, not a book. Because (and not only because I am currently in the process of writing a video game myself), I figured, what the heck. So, today writer Mark Yohalem tells you the idea behind Primordia, in which two of mankind’s heirs embark on […]

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The Story Board Ep. 5 – “Life Online: Putting the Meme in Memoir”

So, Patrick Rothfuss, Jenny Lawson, Wil Wheaton and I got together to talk about blogging about ourselves and other topics, and off we went for ninety minutes. It’s fun! And we swear a lot, because it’s me and Pat and Jenny and Wil. You’ll love it. P.S.: Sorry about being so choppy. It’s Wil’s fault.

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Hey Look! The Chicon 7 Opening Ceremonies!

In which I played talk show host! I had my own house band and everything! If you’re interested in just my opening monologue, it starts at about 2:50. But honestly, if you have the time and you’re a science fiction fan, it’s worth it to watch the whole thing, because the interviews with Mike Resnick, […]

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