Monthly Archives: June 2014
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 […]
Which means that you can get the audiobook version of my novel, read by Wil Wheaton (who does a fantastic job, incidentally), for the pretty excellent price of less than $4. You don’t even have to already be an Audible member to get it. All the details are here. Have fun with it.
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 […]
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 […]
Because I don’t feel like it. Yes, that will happen from time to time. In my absence, enjoy Eddie Izzard, who I am seeing this evening (at a concert, not, like socially. Although I wouldn’t mind hanging out with him. He seems cool). See you tomorrow.
Sorry, my UK friends and fans: Sadly, I won’t be attending Loncon 3 this year. The reason for this is pretty simple: my novel Lock In comes out on August 26 (August 28 in the UK), and on that day I start a four week book tour here in the US. Before that date I’ll […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]