Monthly Archives: December 2014

Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014, Day Four: Fan Favorites!

For the first three days of the Whatever Shopping Guide 2014, I’ve let authors and creators tell you about their work. Today is different: Today is Fan Favorites day, in which fans, admirers and satisfied customers share with you a few of their favorite things — and you can share some of your favorite things as well. This is a […]

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The New Rig, 2014 Edition

My Dell all-in-one desktop finally stopped playing nice with me — it had a persistent memory issue that finally sent it into permanent blue screen mode — so it was time to go ahead and get a new desktop computer. I knew that this time around I wanted to get a computer with a little more […]

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014, Day Three: Arts, Crafts, Music and More

The Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014 continues, and today we move away from books and focus on other gifts and crafts — which you can take to mean just about any other sort of thing a creative person might make: Music, art, knitting, jewelry, artisan foodstuffs and so on. These can be great, unique gifts for special folks […]

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The Big Idea: Jim C. Hines

It takes a special kind of author to intentionally release a bad novel — And Jim C. Hines is that author! But he has a reason for doing it, and a way of making that bad novel — Rise of the Spider Goddess — lift itself above its station to offer what turns out to […]

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014, Day Two: Non-Traditionally Published Books

Today is Day Two of the Whatever Shopping Guide 2014, and today the focus is on Non-Traditionally Published Books: Self-published works, electronically-exclusive books, books from micro presses, books released outside the usual environs of the publishing world, and so on. Hey, I put my first novel up on this very Web site fifteen years ago and told people to […]

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Today’s Ill-Advised Facial Hair Experiment, 12/1/14

I was warned never to go full Wolverine. This picture taken as I was shaving off my November beard, accrued not as a “Movember” fundraiser but simply out of complete sloth. It’s all gone now. I still need to get a haircut, however. Welcome to December!

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2014, Day One: Traditionally Published Books

Welcome to the first day of the Whatever Shopping Guide 2014 — My way of helping you folks learn about cool creative gifts for the holidays, straight from the folks who have created them. Today’s featured products are traditionally published books (including graphic novels and audiobooks); that is, books put out by publishers who ship books to stores […]

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