Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Who Will Be the Next Douglas Adams? Hopefully, Nobody

Over at the Guardian, David Barnett is asking why, a dozen years since his passing, Douglas Adams (whose 61st birthday would be today)  is still considered the “king of comic science fiction.” He mentions some pretenders to the throne — including me, which I appreciate — but considers none of us quite up to the […]

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A Public Service Announcement, Via Twitter

It is thus: Folks: I have strong opinions, and I try to make them informed opinions. But if you listen ONLY to me on ANY topic I am scared for you. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) March 11, 2013 Whatever I say, look to others to see what they think about it. If they tell you […]

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Ayelet Waldman and I Discuss Used eBooks at PBS’ MediaShift

The headline there pretty much says it all, so: Here’s the link. Knock yourself out. It’s a pretty good story.

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A Compilation Of the Week’s Rabble Rousings on Contracts and Advances

For those of you who don’t want to go through the site to find every piece I’ve written in the last week about Random House/Hydra, bad book contracts and why a “no advance” business model is generally no good for writers, even from an eBook publisher, here they all are in one handy list. In […]

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First Full Reviews of The Human Division Are Out

They come from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. And they are good, I am happy to say. The Kirkus Review (which, by the way, if you have a Kirkus subscription, has a major spoiler in it for an as-yet-unpublished episode, so be aware) is difficult to quote from, except for the very last bit: A Heinlein-like […]

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