Monthly Archives: June 2014

John Scalzi Live in Concert

The Cure singalong with @scalzi at the Paul & Storm concert preshow #celebritycheesepanel #phxcc pic.twitter.com/KrvpXsfMHg — Read This / Eat That (@ReadThisEatThat) June 7, 2014 Last night I tried something kind of new for me: I did a concert with Paul and Storm and Pat Rothfuss, where I attempted something like stand up comedy. Which […]

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The Big Idea: Jo Anderton

As the title of this feature suggests, big ideas are important to the writing of books. But big ideas aren’t the only thing about writing a book — and as Jo Anderton found out writing Guardian, other aspects of what make a novel fly will find their way into writing, sometimes almost without the author […]

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The Big Idea: Sarah Beth Durst

Stoplights can change your whole life — or at least the course of your fiction. Ask Sarah Beth Burst about this: A moment at a light helped her get lost — that is, The Lost, her latest novel. SARAH BETH DURST: This book was born at a stop light.  One random day, I waited, blinker […]

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The Most Terrifying Alarm Clock a Teen Can Have

How wake ups happen at the Scalzi Compound: Daughter needs to wake up so I am playing Cure songs on the acoustic guitar until she is driven from the top floor of the house. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 3, 2014 OH GOD MAKE IT STOP SOMEONE HELP. pic.twitter.com/WrO0HzcFb7 — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) June […]

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The Big Idea: Michael Martineck

The concept of economics is one that wends through our entire lives — but what if we lived in a world where economics were even more pervasive than it is right here and right now? Michael Martineck has been thinking about just that world in his novel The Milkman, and today he’s here to offer you a […]

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My Phoenix Comicon Schedule

I’m going to Phoenix Comicon this upcoming weekend, and holy buckets am I doing a lot of stuff — so much that I’m cutting and pasting the comicon’s information about the panels/events here, and suggesting you follow the links to the fuller descriptions: Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors Kickoff : Thursday 7:00pm – 8:00pm Putting the […]

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The Cover of the Subterranean Press Edition of “Unlocked,” by Molly Crabapple

Subterranean Press is doing the special signed, limited hardcover edition of my novella Unlocked, and here is the cover, by artist Molly Crabapple. I am deeply thrilled about it for a number of reasons. One, I’m a big fan of Molly’s work (I’ve commissioned art from her before), and was hoping one day I might […]

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A Nice Way to Start the Work Week

I looked through the June edition of Locus magazine and was pleasantly surprised to discover that I’m on top of two of their best seller lists this month: The Mass Market Paperback list for The Human Division, and the Trade Paperback list for Redshirts. It’s lovely when that happens. I was also happy to discover […]

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Jay Lake, Remembered

I can’t actually remember when it was that I first met Jay Lake, which is an unusual thing for me. I can often tell you the exact time and place I met most people I care about, from my oldest friend Kyle (on the bus on the first day of second grade) onward. I suspect my […]

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