Monthly Archives: April 2014

Traitor to the Mens: Get the T-Shirt!

So, yesterday, over at Reddit’s “Red Pill” subreddit, THE MENS were complaining about this thing I wrote, and what a tool I am, when one of them made a bold accusation: "I can't find it now but several years ago his wife attacked a man in a bar with a baseball bat." — "Red Pill" […]

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I Am SOOOOOOOOOOO Unmotivated To Post Anything Today

Seriously, I just look at the screen and my brain goes, eeeeeerrrrrrrrggggghhhhh. Some days are like that. Right?

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The Big Idea: Mary Robinette Kowal

Short form: Mary Robinette Kowal is a fabulous writer, her Glamourist Histories series is award-winning, and the latest, Valour and Vanity, is wonderful, and has gathered acclaim and starred reviews (I am biased toward Mary, who is one of my best friends, but this does not mean all the above is not also true). Here she is to […]

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Sunset on Jupiter

I think it’d look a little like this. Minus the solid ground, mind you. Even so.

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Today’s Reminder That the 80s Really Were Another Time Entirely

Thoughts: 1. Seriously, what the hell is even going on in this video. 2. They spent over a million dollars making this video. I’m not sure I’ve seen a music video from the last decade that cost (or at least looks like it cost) more than a thousand bucks. Maybe they give Lady Gaga that […]

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Back From Chicago

Where I had a lovely time at C2E2, seeing friends and fans and the occasional random person who had no idea who I was but was perfectly nice to me anyway, because most people are, you know, nice people. My panels were also a bunch of fun, and it was especially enjoyable watching Lydia Kang […]

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C2E2 Day Two

I’m walking there now. Because Chicago is a walkable city, and I need the exercise. How is your weekend so far?

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On to C2E2

I’ll be spending most of the day at C2E2 today, wandering the halls, doing panels and avoiding assassins (I assume), so will not be much around here this Friday (and if I do update, it will be very short). If you’d like to know what I’m up to for most of the day, probably best […]

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View from a Hotel Window, Chicago, April ’14

I don’t care what the official name of it is, it will always be the Sears Tower, damn it. And yes, if you have knowledge of the local geography, it’s fairly easy to guess where I am. Please don’t stalk me anyway. Thank you.

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Yet Another Travel Day

On the way to Chicago for C2E2. If you’re going, see you there. If you’re not going, well, I’m sure you’ll have a nice life anyway. I may update when I’m in. Until then — later!

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There is a Dog Cleverly Hidden in This Picture!

Can you find her? Look closely! Don’t give up!

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May 2014 Big Idea Slots All Filled

The headline says it. I believe I’ve contacted all outstanding queries, but in case I missed yours, here’s your notification. Moving on to June now.

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And Now, Rebuttals

And, no, I’m not trying to be “the voice of reason” with regard to the Hugos. These are my views; disagree if you like. I COULD BE WRONG — John Scalzi (@scalzi) April 20, 2014 And, now, for your information and consideration: People who disagree with me and think I am very, very wrong with regard […]

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My C2E2 Schedule

If you’re going to be at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend — and why wouldn’t you be? How could you not be? — then this is where you will find me. Friday, 4/25 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S402: “Science Fiction”: Daryl Gregory, M.D. Waters, Gary K. Wolfe and I are going to talk about the […]

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Wheel of Time; Hugo Novel Nominees; How I Read Nominated Works

Because you asked, that’s why. * Tor has decided to place the entire Wheel of Time series into the Hugo voters reading packet, which has surprised many — that’s 15 books, which is a hell of a lot of reading — and I think has convinced some others that this year’s Best Novel Hugo race […]

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The Big Idea: Daryl Gregory

Your brain: Is it your friend? Or is it something else entirely — something maybe a little less chummy with you than you thought? Ask Daryl Gregory, because he’s given it some thought (with his brain!!!!) for his newest novel, Afterparty. DARYL GREGORY: Your brain is lying to you. Not just about the small stuff, […]

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New Books and ARCs, 4/21/14

Another day, another hefty stack of new books and ARCs at the door. What appeals to you in this stack? Share in the comments! (And if for some reason you can’t see the picture, see if this helps.)

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A Relevant Bit of Information

I am soooooooooooooooooo behind on my e-mail at the moment. That includes Big Idea queries. Sorry. Trying to catch up.

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Lazy Monday

Yup, it looks like it’s gonna be one of those days here at the Scalzi Compound. There are worse things.

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No, The Hugo Nominations Were Not Rigged

Just to pull this out and give it its own post for emphasis. So, apparently Larry Correia and Vox Day offered on their Web sites a slate of suggested nominees for several Hugo categories, and several of their suggested nominees hit the final ballot. This has made a number of people feel things ranging from […]

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