Some Unhappy News About Joe Hill and John Scalzi in San Francisco


Some bad news on this end — Because of various scheduling issues that we didn’t properly anticipate, it turns out that Joe and I aren’t going to be able to do the joint appearances we had hoped to do in San Francisco on May 15. This makes both me and Joe sad; we were both looking forward to the events, and we’re sorry we couldn’t make it work this time around. BUT we will both still be doing our separate events: Joe at Booksmith and me at Borderlands Books. Check their sites for the updated information.

Sorry again — but look forward to seeing you in San Francisco regardless.

Gamma Rabbit T-Shirt Donation Update

For those of you who ordered Gamma Rabbit T-Shirts, you’ll be pleased to know that today I made a $300 donation to RAINN, that amount being my cut of the t-shirt profits. RAINN, in case you don’t know, is the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, dedicated to helping those who have been sexually¬†assaulted¬† It’s a serious organization helped by a silly shirt, and I thank those of you who picked up one. Wear yours with pride.

And for those who are wondering, yes, I still have plans for the Kirby Crow Gamma Rabbit design, with RAINN once again the intended recipient for any profits. More on that as it develops (probably a little later in the year because I’m coming up on my touring season).

What To Get The Birthday Girl Who Has Everything

A kitchen sink, quite obviously.

And yes, it is my lovely wife’s birthday today. If you desire to wish her fair returns on the day, I would not look askance of it.

13 for 13

I checked this morning and saw that “Earth Below, Sky Above,” the final episode of The Human Division, made it onto the USA Today bestseller list this week. This means that all thirteen episodes hit that particular bestseller list, one a week, for thirteen straight weeks. That’s pretty sweet.

And in fact, I pretty strongly suspect it might be a record of some sort. I mean, I suppose it’s possible that someone else has gotten on to the USA Today bestseller list with a new title a week for thirteen consecutive weeks; I haven’t checked. But given how things have usually been published up to this point in the US, I have to say I think it’s actually really unlikely. On the other hand, if the serial format takes off, I might eventually lose the record. That’s fair. Until then: Mine, baby. I will take it.

So to those of you who followed along episodically: Thank you. You’ve officially made my day.