Monthly Archives: January 2013
A comment in my “The State of a Genre Title” post reads: Wow, if you would’ve published that book yourself, you would’ve made over $300K from the ebook alone. Actually, probably I would not have. And here’s why. The poster of the comment is, I assume, taking his number from the idea that I would […]
I don’t realize how much I miss the foothills until I see them again. Also, hi, I’m in Los Angeles. I’m here for meetings and then more meetings and then just when you think the meetings are done, even more meetings! Yay! Los Angeles! Off soon to brave the 405. Pray for me.
It’s Tuesday, which means it time for another episode of The Human Division. Here are the details about “Walk the Plank”: Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized and secret—so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His […]
My friend Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) has a comment policy, in which she reserves the right to take the postings of the most obnoxious trolls in her comment threads and change the words to something else entirely, subverting the message of the troll. The troll usually returns, outraged that his golden prose has been […]
The weekend, in bullet point form: * My weekend was primarily taken up with the ConFusion convention up in Michigan, which most of you know I consider to be my “home” convention (it was the first non-Worldcon convention I ever attended and the only convention I’ve been to each year since). The convention for me […]
It was delicious. And now I go to collapse into a food coma. Later, my friends.
Or at least, is likely to be, once Krissy makes the CHURRO WAFFLES in a couple of hours. This insanely awesome image comes from the brain and hand of Shari Chankhamma, and you can see the original posting of it at her Tumblr.
Yes, it’s true: Churro Waffles are a thing that exist in our world and soon in my mouth because when I discovered they existed I begged Krissy to make them for dinner for me tonight and she totally said yes because she’s the best wife in the world and ZOMG YOU GUYS CHURRO WAFFLES. And […]
For those of you curious about every aspect of my technological life, I will note here a slight change to my UI experience of Windows 8, namely that I’ve installed Stardock’s “Start 8” program, which reinstates a Windows 7-like start button and menu to the desktop, and banishes Win8’s Start Screen into an optional little […]
Dear Cory Doctorow: The Masses Have Decided That This is the Face You Shall Have Made Into a 3D Scan
Thus it has been decided, thus must it be! And may God have mercy on your soul. (Lacking context? Go here.)
Yesterday Redshirts, my most recent novel prior to The Human Division, was made available in trade paperback format, which formally ended its hardcover format era. There are still hardcover editions out there, but Tor isn’t printing any more of them; from here on out its print presence will be in trade paperback. Aside from switching formats, […]
When you build a universe, you set up rules that you have to follow from then on out. But can those rules in themselves add to the drama of the story? Steven Gould returns the universe he created in the best selling (and movie-adapted) Jumper with his new novel Impulse, and tells us how he fought […]
As today is a double book release day, I’ve got lots of links for you to get your click on at. 1. First, a contest from ThinkGeek! You’re being sent on an Away Mission, so what better way to prepare yourself than with this Away Team Kit? Best part about it is there’s a signed copy […]
One: Here’s the link to it at Audible. Two: Note the price. Cheap! All the episodes are at this point similarly priced. You could get the audio and the text versions of each episode and still be well under the cost of your daily Starbucks hit! Hint! Hint! Hint! Three: The audiobook version is read […]
Today is not only the release of The B-Team but also the trade paperback release of Redshirts, meaning, yes! Those of you who wish to have to book in a slightly more compact, slightly cheaper print form, this is your day! Also, I imagine at some point today the price of the eBook version will […]
And so we begin. “The B-Team,” the double-length debut episode of The Human Division, my latest novel and the newest book to take place in the Old Man’s War universe, is out today in DRM-free electronic book form, in as many eBook retailers across the world as we could get it into. It will be […]