Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Big Idea: Wesley Chu

Time Travel! It’s a thing in science fiction. But after all this time, and time-travel stories, what is the thing about time travel that can still make it fresh for readers? In Time Salvager, author Wesley Chu thinks he’s got a wrinkle in time travel. What is it? Read on below. WESLEY CHU: Remember that […]

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The End of All Things Tour: Cities and Dates and an FAQ

A new book means a new tour, and this year I’m hitting 18 cities over three weeks. Yow! As always, if you’re in one of the cities I am visiting, please come to see me and bring every single person you’ve ever met in your life with you. It’ll be fun! I’ll read from an […]

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Starred Review of The End of All Things in Publishers Weekly

Well, this is a nice way to start the week: Publishers Weekly give TEoAT a starred review, which means they find the novel especially notable. Along with calling it “polished and powerful,” they also note: Scalzi knows just how to satisfy his fans, providing tense, thrilling action scenes while turning a critical eye on the interstellar […]

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Happy Fourth of July

For the Americans: Enjoy yourself, keep your pets from freaking out and try to get through the day with all or at least most of your fingers still on your body. Everyone else: Uh, we Americans are gonna mostly be drunk and setting off fireworks for much of the day. You maybe want to stay out […]

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New Books and ARCs, 7/3/15

To take us into Independence Weekend, please enjoy this stack of new books and ARCs, which have come to the Scalzi Compound. Which ones would you like to unite with your bookshelves? Tell us all in the comments!

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Conversation Between Me and My Brain Today

Me: Hey! Brain! Do we have anything useful to say today? Brain: Let me check. Hmmm… yeah, nope, we got nothing. Me: Awesome! Time for pie! And there you have it.

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New Books and ARCs, 7/2/15

There’s a lot of excellence in this stack of books/ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound. I imagine you see some stuff you would desire for you own library. Tell me what those might be in the comments!

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Neil and the Bear: Perhaps Not a Children’s Book After All

Once upon a time, an author looked out the window of his writing shack. The things you see when you look out of the window of your writing cabin. 3 in a series (previously: deer, chipmunks) pic.twitter.com/lmVfRlZJDh — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 2, 2015 @neilhimself Neil, I've had a lot happen this year. You're not […]

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The Big Idea: S.K. Dunstall

There’s what we know, and what we used to know — and sometimes the latter might be more valuable than the former. What does this have to do with the new novel, Linesman? S.K. Dunstall, the author(s), is ready to explain. S.K. DUNSTALL:  Two images—neither of which made it into Linesman —were precursors to this book. […]

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And Now, the First Line of My Next Writing Project

It is: “Let’s just get this out of the way,” I said. “One of you idiots is likely to die.” And that’s all you get until it is done.

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The Big Idea: John G. Hartness

Sometimes the band breaks up and the members go solo — but is the resulting music triumphant or discordant? Ask John Hartness, because in In the Still of the Knight, the latest installment of his Black Knight Chronicles, the band breaks up, so to speak… and the tone changes. JOHN G. HARTNESS: What do you […]

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