Monthly Archives: April 2014
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" […]
Seriously, I just look at the screen and my brain goes, eeeeeerrrrrrrrggggghhhhh. Some days are like that. Right?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]