Monthly Archives: April 2014

I’m Swancon 40’s International Guest of Honor

Swancon being Western Australia’s premier science fiction convention, don’t you know. Yes, next year I will be in Perth, round about Easter-time. It’ll be fun! And if you’re in Australia, you should pop by. I mean, everything in Australia is close to everything else, right? I made a video for Swancon to show when they […]

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Happy Easter

Every year since Athena was an infant, this particular Easter bunny has shown up with a basket of treats for her. And look! The bunny’s back! Good to see some things don’t change. A very happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. And for those of you who don’t, have a wonderful day […]

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Quick 2014 Hugo Nomination Thoughts

Because, I have them! * Nope, I’m not on the ballot this year. It will happen. As I won the best novel Hugo last year, I am perfectly fine with that. It’s nice to spread around the joy. * I think it’s an interesting slate this year: Lots of stuff to like, a few things […]

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The 2014 Hugo Nominees

Here are the nominees this year! 1923 valid nominating ballots were received and counted from the members of LoneStarCon 3, Loncon 3 and Sasquan. (1889 Electronic  and 34 Paper.) BEST NOVEL (1595 ballots) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK) Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK) Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit US […]

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Your Saturday Iron Maiden

Because it’s the birthday of my very good friend Kevin Stampfl, who back in the day loved him some Iron Maiden. And why not? They’re good at what they do. This is a very 80s video, incidentally. Happy birthday, Kevin!

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Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Appreciation Day

On account that it is also her birthday. Allow me to go first and to simply say that I can’t imagine what my life would be without her; probably it would me being alone in a small apartment, eating cold cereal from the box and weeping, every day, all the time. And, yeah. Don’t want that. […]

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Yes, Folks, I’ve Seen Today’s xkcd; Yes, It’s Rather On Point

If you click through to the cartoon on the xkcd site (click on it above to do that) the mouseover text on the cartoon is worth reading, too.  

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Today’s New Books and ARCs, 4/17/14

Some lovely books and ARCs in this stack — and now I want to know which look desirable to you. Share in the comments!

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Hungarian Cover of The Human Division

Keeping once again in the basic template established for the OMW books by the publisher. I am assuming that these two gentlemen are Harry Wilson and Hart Schmidt. In which case, they’re kinda more dreamy than I imagined them. Which is fine!

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The Four Levels of Discrimination (and You) (and Me, Too)

I’ve been talking about sexism recently — my own and others — and I have to say I’ve found it increasingly exasperating to see the massively defensive response of “not all men are sexist” that inevitably follows. One, because it’s wrong (more on that in a bit), and two, because the more I see it, […]

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More On the Limited Signed Print Edition of Unlocked From Subterranean

Subterranean Press has has more news of the signed, limited edition of the “Unlocked” novella — and if you pre-order in the next couple of days, US shipping will be free. Free, I tell you! SubPress does excellent versions of my work, and this one will be no exception — I’ve already seen the layout and […]

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Damn It, I Can’t Make It to GaymerX2

I’m sad to say that for various reasons, including ones involving my personal (i.e., non-public) schedule, I’m just not going to be able to make it to GaymerX2, where I had been scheduled to be a Boss of Honor. This makes me very sad, because, one, I was really looking forward to it, and two, […]

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Announcing “Unlocked”

As you all know, I wrote a novel called Lock In, which is a near future thriller, set in a time where a disease called “Haden’s Syndrome” has caused millions to be trapped in their own bodies. That novel is going to be out on August 26 (August 28 in the UK). What you don’t […]

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Write a Check, Get an Entirely Unrelated Check

Oh, boy, Tax Day! That’s when I find out how much my refund is! (Checks paperwork) WHAT?!??!? (Writes check to IRS, grumbles) Well, at least I got this check today: That’s right! I am now verified on Twitter! It’s your assurance that whenever I write about gremlins, it’s really me, and not, say, Mary Robinette Kowal, […]

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My Festival of Books Panel, Written Up

For those of you who were wondering how my panel at the LA Times Festival of Books went this weekend, there’s a short writeup of it here. It’s accurate with the small clarification that that I didn’t say I wrote in screenplay format, rather that my books often have three-act structure (which is a standard […]

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Jetting Toward Ohio

As one does after a fun and productive weekend in Los Angeles. Or at least as I do. You may do differently. Hey, I don’t judge. Whatever back to full speed tomorrow.

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Off to the LA Times Festival of Books

So all the business I have going on in real life means I won’t be here much today. Enjoy your Saturday anyway.

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Women Characters in The Human Division

Question in e-mail today asks, of my book The Human Division: “What’s up with every one of the side characters being women?”  My first thought was: Huh, a reader finally e-mailed about that. My second thought was: Huh, it took a year and a half before a reader e-mailed about that. My third thought is: […]

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The Big Idea: A.J. Larrieu

Things have a cost. You buy a coffee, you pay the price for it. You stay up all night drinking, you pay for it with a hangover. But what cost comes from using magic — and how do you pay the price? A.J Larrieu is here to tell you how tallied the cost for her […]

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