Monthly Archives: June 2013

Subterranean Press Publisher Copy Sale: Proceeds to RAINN

Subterranean Press, which I think most of you know handles all of my limited editions and non-novel works (and is the publisher of The Mallet of Loving Correction), is having a “publisher copy” sale — “publisher copies” being extra copies of books they keep on hand to replace damaged or lost orders. They have a […]

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Audio Interviews With Me

Because I know you want to have me in your ear at all times, just like Jiminy Cricket, here are two audio interviews with me. First one is from WYSO’s Book Nook program, with Vick Mickunas. That’s about a half-hour. Then there’s this one from Dungeon Crawler’s Radio, which I did just last night, and […]

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Jane Yolen Goes eBook-ish

This isn’t quite exactly a Big Idea post, more of a “Hey I think Jane Yolen is awesome so there” post: She’s releasing four of her adult-oriented books electronically today, including the novel Cards of Grief, and asked if she might borrow Whatever to talk a little bit about them. Well, sure, because Jane Yolen. […]

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Meanwhile, Over at Industrial Toys, They’re Talking About Story in Video Games

Here’s a brand new video about the making of the Morning Star, the video game I’m working on. This video is focused on the story and script, both of which, as I’m sure you know by now, I’ve had involvement with. There’s even a bit of me in the video. I know, try to contain […]

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18 Years

From an actual conversation this morning, on the occasion of today being our anniversary. Krissy: Eighteen years, baby. That’s a lot. Me: Yes. Our marriage is now old enough to vote. Krissy: But not drink. Me: Well, not legally. As if that would stop our marriage. That’s right. Our marriage is a reckless teenager, crossing […]

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The Results of the Carl Brandon Society Pledge Matching

The Carl Brandon Society has released a statement on donations made on June 13th and 14th, which you may read here. The short version of it is that on those days, the society received: * Over $8,200 for its general fund; * Over $5,000 for its Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship; * Over $3,600 for […]

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Back Home From Cleveland

Where a lovely crowd of folks helped me end my Human Division touring on a high note. Thank you, Cleveland. Today is Father’s Day, which is nice, but more importantly it’s the 20th anniversary of my first date with Krissy. For those of you who have not read it, I wrote a column about that […]

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Off To Cleveland

For my event today at 2pm at the Woodmere Barnes & Noble. If you’re in the are, come on by. In my absence, allow me to recommend this piece on writing by Scott Lynch. Pay attention, he’s speaking truth.

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Cleveland/Woodmere! Come See Me Saturday, 2pm at the Woodmere Barnes & Noble

This is a fact: My event tomorrow (6/15) at 2pm at the Woodmere Barnes & Noble  is the very last book tour date I have this year. The very last! It would be lovely if you would come to it. And you know what? I think your dad would love to come too. It’ll be […]

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Officially Out Of Print

In the mail yesterday, a letter from my non-fiction agent with confirmation that my books The Rough Guide to the Universe and The Rough Guide to Science Fiction Movies were officially out of print, and that the rights to them have reverted to me. While it’s nominally sad to have any book go out of […]

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Me, June 14, 2013

Serious author is serious. Seriously!

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Pledge Matching Today For the Carl Brandon Society

You know what, for absolutely no reason whatsoever, I think today would be a lovely time for people to support the idea of inclusion and diversity in the field of science fiction and fantasy. And that brings to mind the Carl Brandon Society, a non-profit group dedicated to increasing the “racial and ethnic diversity in […]

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The Big Idea: Will McIntosh

The game of love has a different set of rules today than it did even a few years ago — or so Hugo-winning author Will McIntosh recently learned. How will this affect how the game of love is played in the future? McIntosh speculates in his book Love Minus Eighty, and also, here in this […]

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Oh My Dear Lord, It’s a Video of My Band From High School

This just surfaced on Facebook. I had no idea this existed. I am not sure it should exist. Nevertheless, it does. And I am showing it to you. Spoiler: We’re not good. Prepare yourselves. Context: The name of the band is Dead Rats Don’t Fly, and it was the brain child of my friend Tom […]

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New Look Update

I think I have it pretty much where I want it at the moment, though I might do a little bit of further tweaking around the edges. For those who are curious, the design is WordPress’ “Twenty Thirteen” theme, lightly tweaked via basic personalization (colors, images) and with a little CSS work to shrink the […]

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DON’T PANIC: Changing Designs

I’ve decided I’m officially bored with Whatever’s design, which has been the same for about two years now. I’ll be making some changes today, effective around 3pm Eastern. Between then and whenever I’ve said I’ve stopped, the blog may look weird or wonky for a bit, and features may disappear, reappear, or otherwise flicker and […]

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Dayton: See Me Thursday, 7pm, Books & Co in Beavercreek! Plus: Chinese Books

First things first: Hey, Dayton and the surrounding area, why not come see me at Books & Co at the Greene in Beavercreek tomorrow at 7pm? Why not bring the kids? And the parents? And the neighbors? And their pets? Especially if they are ferrets? Because I love me some ferrets, man. There’s nothing I […]

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How My Daughter Is Spending Summer Vacation

Hey. That horse won’t ride itself.

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The Big Idea: David J. Schwartz

Author David J. Schwartz is offering his latest, Gooseberry Bluff Community College of Magic: The Thirteenth Rib, as an Amazon Kindle Serial: Buy it, and every couple of weeks a new episode drops into your eReader. A neat concept (and I know from episodic content), but what’s the story? Well, as Schwartz explains, head to […]

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My 8,00th Post*

Hello! This is my 8,000th post on Whatever!* *Not actually the 8,000th post on Whatever, because other people have made guest posts over the years. This is actually the 8,093rd post on Whatever.** **It’s not actually the 8,093rd post on Whatever, either, because the posts here currently only go back to March of 2002, and […]

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