Monthly Archives: June 2014
And here are the places, dates and times: Tuesday, August 26th (7:00 PM) Brazos Bookstore Houston, TX Wednesday, August 27th (7:00 PM) BookPeople Austin, TX Thursday, August 28th (7:30 PM) Quail Ridge Books & Music Raleigh, NC Friday, August 29th (7:00 PM) Flyleaf Books Chapel Hill, NC Saturday, August 30th (4:15 PM) Decatur Book Festival […]
It was the Thylacine, aka the Tasmanian Tiger. They are, alas, extinct (almost certainly, though every once in a while an alleged sighting happens). My daughter didn’t think anyone would get this one, but I was reasonably certain someone would, and I was not wrong: Bryce got it about 14 minutes after I first posted. […]
Tor has sent along to me seven ARCs of Lock In. Six of them are already claimed by various people I need to send a copy along to. One of them isn’t. So, I’ll give it away here, now. Here’s how to get it: I’m thinking of an animal right now. Tell me which one […]
Hooray! That’s two starred reviews for the book now, including the one from Publishers Weekly. The Kirkus review in full is here, but here’s a nice pull quote: “This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” Indeed, making commercial fiction is my job. I’m glad Kirkus […]
Because I want to hit several subjects in a very quick fashion: 1. Yay! Warrants for cell phones! I’m not always 100% pleased with the Supreme Court these days, but this decision — unanimous — is spot on. It’s already been noted that requiring a warrant these days means very little when warrants are dispensed […]
The remaining July and most of the August Big Idea slots are being parceled out in the next couple of days, so if you’re an author/publicist wondering if your queries are going out into the vapor, a) no, b) you’ll be caught up very soon. Thanks.
Hillary Clinton: Likely to be the next president of the United States, I suspect, but in the last several days, apparently clueless about how to talk about her money, of which there is a lot, and for which her ability to get more is pretty much assured until she shuffles off this mortal coil. Complaining […]
Having caught myself up to my satisfaction with the nominees in all the categories, I went to the Loncon3 site and voted, taking care to place each nominee with the ranking I thought it or they deserved. I look forward to seeing how my own votes match the overall final choices. If you are planning […]
Because this article on Tor.com reminded me that today is the day. In order from best to so not best: 1. The Dark Knight 2. Batman (1989) 3. The LEGO Movie 4. Batman Begins 5. Batman Forever 6. The Dark Knight Rises 7. Batman Returns 8. Batman: The Movie (1966) 9. Batman and Robin Not […]
Prepping my playlist for the 80s dance I’ll be DJing at Detcon1 this July. If you’re going to Detcon1 and don’t show up to the dance, I will be quite put out. This song, for one, will definitely make the playlist. And what are you doing with your Sunday?
Saturday is traditionally the day here with the lowest number of visits, which means it’s a good day for me to fiddle with the format and design of the blog. I’m probably going to do that today. So if the site suddenly looks vastly different to you, don’t panic. I’m just trying out new things. […]
Many years ago, writer Jim Macdonald postulated “Yog’s Law,” a handy rule of thumb for writers about the direction money is meant to flow in publishing: “Money flows toward the writer.” This is handy because it will give the writer pause when she has a publisher (or agent, or editor) who says that in order […]
The news is here. If you’re an author with either of these two imprints, I would check your contracts for reversion clauses. Likewise, if I were the folks at Angry Robot, and were putting the books in these imprints into “out of print” status, as it seems likely they are from the announcement, I’d be […]