Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Books and ARCs, 11/28/14

It’s the Black Friday collection. Let me know in the comments what here looks particularly appealing to you.

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014 Starts Monday!

Every year in the first full week of December I run a shopping guide for the holidays, and over the years it’s been quite successful: Lots of people have found out about excellent books and crafts and charities and what have you, making for excellent gift-giving opportunities during the holiday season. I’ve decided to do it […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Let us celebrate with one of the greatest Thanksgiving songs ever. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving/Thursday, everyone.

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Morning Clouds + Two Quick Advertisements For Myself

Clouds first, because they’re pretty. And now, the advertisements for myself: 1. Today is the last day for you to vote for Lock In at the Goodreads Choice Awards, if such is your joy. Go here to vote. If you see something else you prefer, it’s okay to vote for that instead. 2. Remember you […]

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Popping In

I noted earlier in the week I was going to put in a self-promotion thread today, but then I realized that very quickly I’m coming up on the thing where I do a whole week of self-promotion threads for the holidays, so I’m gonna in fact hold off until the first week of December. Sorry […]

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New Books/ARCs, 11/19/14

As promised on Monday, here are the new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound in the last couple of weeks. And I think it’s a very interesting haul. Let me know if you agree in the comments by telling me which books here most interest you.

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Winter’s Here + “Lock In” a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist + Other Stuff

Dear Autumn: Your contract clearly specified that you were to work until December 21st, with some allowances for part-time work after the pie was served on Thanksgiving. However, as the above photo clearly indicates, you are now in breach of contract. Please come see us to discuss this matter. Thank you. That will be all. In […]

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November Frost (And Updates)

The Polar Vortex has Ohio in its grip, but in this part of the state at least that hasn’t meant snow. Just frost, which, eh, I can live with for now (I do not believe in snow until after Thanksgiving. I think that’s reasonable). Krissy went out and took a couple of pictures of the […]

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Hey, I Gotta Write a Book, So I’m Outta Here Until December

The End of All Things is due at the end of the year (the book, not the actual apocalypse) and my progress on it is a bit slower than I want it to be, in part because recently I’ve been a bit too easily distracted by the Internets, in all the glorious shininess. So starting tomorrow through the […]

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The Big Idea: Cixin Liu

The name Cixin Liu is largely unfamiliar to English-speaking science fiction readers, but to Chinese science fiction fans, he’s a superstar of the genre, amassing the sort of award tally and name recognition — and sales! — that would be the envy of any writer in the world. Now for the first time his novel The […]

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One For the Fan Club, Because It’s Been a While

And yes, Ghlaghghlee is sticking her tongue out at you. She’s saucy that way.

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How to Get Signed and Personalized Scalzi Books for the Holidays, 2014

Once again the holiday season is approaching, and once again I am teaming up with Jay & Mary’s Book Center, my local independent bookseller, to offer signed and personalized books for gift-giving. It’s a great way to get a unique gift for someone you love (even yourself!) while at the same time supporting a great […]

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Taking the Weekend Off

You kids have fun without me! See you on Monday.

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This Year I’m Part of the JoCoCruise Experience

It’s been announced on Twitter so now it can be told here: I’ll be a featured guest on this year’s JoCo Cruise, which means I’ll officially be part of the entertainment along with these fine folks. Specifically: John Scalzi will be coordinating a series of writing workshops, panels and Q&As onboard JCCC5. Details are still being finalized, and will be […]

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New Books and ARCs, 11/7/14

This week’s new books and ARCs, what have arrived at the Scalzi Compound. See anything that trips your trigger? Let me know in the comments.

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A Quick Reminder About Sending Me Things

If you want to send me something (usually books/magazines, but other things, too), you don’t have to send me an e-mail asking me. Just send them. Here’s how.

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More Leaves

From a couple of days ago, actually. Most of these are already gone. Hello, November.

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Post-Election Notes, 2014

And they are: 1. Well, that was disappointing, if not entirely unexpected. The smart money was for the Republicans taking the Senate, which is what they did; in 2015 they will have 54 seats, which is a comfortable majority, but not anywhere close to a veto-proof majority. So: Welcome the the Obama Veto Era, in […]

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US Folks: Remember to Vote

And yes, I did. As usual for me, I did not vote a straight ticket; I voted for Democrats for some positions, Republicans in others, and even for the Green party (albeit largely as a protest vote) for another. Party, platform and person all were duly considered prior to vote. As it should be. Let me […]

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#TeamFatherDaughterTwitterExchanges

From last night. #teamcreamypeanutbutter — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) November 3, 2014 #teamnopulp — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) November 3, 2014 @AScalzi98 #teamgotobed — John Scalzi (@scalzi) November 3, 2014 @scalzi #teamimtoobusywiththeinternettogotosleep — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) November 3, 2014 @AScalzi98 #teamicouldalwaysdisablethewifi — John Scalzi (@scalzi) November 3, 2014 @scalzi #teamihaveaniphonewithLTE — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ […]

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