Monthly Archives: May 2013
In Case You Missed It On Twitter
Posted on May 31, 2013
Regarding the current issue with the current issue of the SFWA Bulletin: FYI, as President of SFWA, publications are my responsibility. Your criticisms are welcome. Send them to me at email@example.com. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) May 31, 2013 Additionally, as President of SFWA, I accept responsibility for controversies on my watch. This is one of […]
Posted on May 31, 2013 20 Comments
After three weeks, more than a dozen events/appearances, and having signed my name in books at least a couple of thousand times, I am on my way home. Thank you everyone who came out to see me on the tour. I hope you had a good time. Thank you every book store that hosted me […]
For Everyone Who Ever Asked Me When I Was Going to Be On “Tabletop”: NOW.
Posted on May 30, 2013 29 Comments
Here you go. It’s me, Wil Wheaton, Bobak Ferdowsi and Jason Finn playing Forbidden Island. And, yeah, it was tons of fun. Just like you always expected it would be. Plus! Here’s the extended interview of me! Because you just can’t get enough me, can you. (Actually you can. But never mind that now.)
The Big Idea: Michael Marshall Smith
Posted on May 30, 2013 14 Comments
It’s not unusual for authors to play with words in their stories. It’s slightly more unusual for authors to take chances with the meaning of their stories — and to see if the meaning of the stories will change if the words are changed, in a deliberate way. With The Gist, author Michael Marshall Smith […]
Atlanta/Decatur: See Me Thursday! 7pm! Eagle Eye Book Shop!
Posted on May 29, 2013 12 Comments
Yet again, the pertinent information is in the headline, but here are additional details if you need them. I will say this, however: The Atlanta/Decatur stop is the last stop in my three-week non-stop trek about the country — after this I get to go home and see my wife and child and pets, whoo-hoo! […]
In Which I Interview Matthew Stover
Posted on May 29, 2013 14 Comments
Orbit Books is releasing Matthew Stover’s “Acts of Caine” series in the UK in brand spanking new digital editions, and as part of the opening festivities, they asked me if I would interview the author for their Web site. Sure, I said, because I dig those books. A lot. The interview is here. Go read, […]
Raleigh: See Me at Quail Ridge Books, Wednesday, 7:30!
Posted on May 28, 2013 27 Comments
Yet again, the headline has the relevant details, but if you need more, follow this link. I’m very much looking forward to coming to North Carolina again; some of my favorite people are there. If you come to the event, you may be one of them! So please drop by. Tell your friends to drop […]
Priest, Sykes, Hieber, Dawson, Hearne and Me, Blathering Randomly for an Hour
Posted on May 28, 2013 17 Comments
We’re all writers. We all snark at each other on Twitter. The folks at Phoenix Comic Con gave us an hour to replicate that experience live, on a panel. Mission accomplished.
The Big Idea: Mur Lafferty
Posted on May 28, 2013 13 Comments
In today’s Big Idea, Campbell Award nominee Mur Lafferty takes on both the serious (Hurricane Katrina) and the less-than-serious (humor! Which is funny!) while writing about her novel The Shambling Guide to New York City. Hey, did I mention she’s a Campbell Award nominee? I did? Well, it’s true, you know. MUR LAFFERTY: I don’t […]
The Human Division Hardcover Extras: Now Available Electronically (and Free!)
Posted on May 28, 2013 26 Comments
We told you this time would come, and so it has: The two extra stories in the hardcover/compiled eBook edition of The Human Division, “After the Coup” and “Hafte Sorvalh Eats a Churro and Speaks to the Youth of Today,” are now available to you for free, via Tor.com, which has all the details for […]
Not the View From My Hotel Window, Memphis Edition
Posted on May 27, 2013 14 Comments
Rather, where I had dinner this evening. The burger, as promised, was quite good. And Beale street was hopping. I think I like this town.
Memphis! Come See Me at The Booksellers at Laurel Wood TUESDAY 6pm!
Posted on May 27, 2013 9 Comments
Once again the headline says it all — I’m coming to Memphis, perchance to amuse you with my reading, signing and q&a skills. Here are all the details about my appearance. This will be my first ever visit to Memphis, so, one, I’m very excited to visit andalso very excited that Dyer’s Burgers is apparently […]
In Which Cracked.com Does a Follow-up On “Straight White Male”
Posted on May 27, 2013
Hey, remember a year ago when I wrote a piece talking about how being a straight white male was like playing the game of life on the lowest difficulty setting? And then a bunch of straight white dudes lost their minds about it? Especially when the piece was reposted to Kotaku, the video games news […]
Troll, Scalzi, Mallet, Gamma Rabbit
Posted on May 26, 2013 28 Comments
Man, this sketch from Howard Tayler has it all. Also: that poor troll. I almost feel sorry for it. Almost. Phoenix Comic Con continues to be awesome. That is all.
Hello From Phoenix Comic Con
Posted on May 25, 2013 12 Comments
Having a fabulous time so far. Yesterday’s fun included embarrassing the heck out of author Kevin Hearne, having a limo ride with Grant Imahara, and sharing a dessert with Jewel Staite. You know, as you do. Plus hanging around with some of my favorite writer people and otherwise getting into all sorts of mischief. I […]
Phoenix/Scottsdale: I’m At the Poisoned Pen, Saturday, 5pm!
Posted on May 24, 2013 9 Comments
As most of you know, I’m heading to Phoenix to be part of the Phoenix ComicCon. But for those of you who are not attending that little soiree, you’ll be happy to know that I am also making a public appearance at Poisoned Pen Bookstore to chat a bit and to sign The Human Division […]
Posted on May 23, 2013 32 Comments
Just busy. Amuse yourselves in my absence. Be back later.
Madison! I’m at A Room Of One’s Own TOMORROW, 4pm! Note the Time!
Posted on May 22, 2013 11 Comments
I’ll be doing a rare afternoon tour appearance tomorrow in Madison because at 6pm, A Room of One’s Own welcomes the Guests of Honor at Wiscon, the (completely fantastic) science fiction and fantasy convention. So if you’re coming at 4 o’clock to Room of One’s Own to see me, stick around afterward for the GoHs, […]
Amazon’s Kindle Worlds: Instant Thoughts
Posted on May 22, 2013 251 Comments
The Twitters are abuzz today about Amazon’s new “Kindle Worlds” program, in which people are allowed to write and then sell through Amazon their fan fiction for certain properties owned by Alloy Entertainment, including Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, with more licenses expected soon. I’ve had a quick look at the program on Amazon’s […]
The Big Idea: Rhiannon Held
Posted on May 22, 2013 5 Comments
Readers often have default expectations when it comes to their reading — default expectations that we call “tropes.” But where do you go as a writer when the tropes don’t take you where your characters need to be? It’s a question that Rhiannon Held explores today as she writes about her new novel, Tarnished. RHIANNON […]
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