Daily Archives: August 31, 2015
New Books and ARCs, 8/31/15 + Reminder: Dayton Tour Stop 9/1/15!
Posted on August 31, 2015 23 Comments
First: Look, the last stack of new books/ARCs of August, and there’s some very fine work in here. Tell me which things trip your trigger in the comments. Second: A reminder that tomorrow, September 1st, I will be at Books & Co in Dayton (the The Greene Shopping Center) for a tour stop. 7pm! Come […]
In Which Marian Call is Remarkably Clear-Eyed and Sensible About Kickstarter Projects
Posted on August 31, 2015 12 Comments
Musician Marian Call, who is currently Kickstarting her upcoming album, has written a long piece on her blog about what it takes to Kickstart a project, and — critically — throws in numbers and figures to back up her thoughts and comments. The result is a genuinely super-useful piece that should be required reading for […]
Reminder: The Audio For “John Scalzi is Not a Popular Author” is Up!
Posted on August 31, 2015 24 Comments
I said I would post the audiobook version today, but we got to our stretch goal of $10,000 so fast I posted it over the weekend to thank people. So for those of you who don’t loiter on the Internet during the weekends, the complete audio, including the downloadable version, is here. Go get it! […]
A Thing Not to Do When You’re Smart
Posted on August 31, 2015 131 Comments
Pro tip: Bragging about your Mensa card as an actual adult signals that while you may be "smart," you almost certainly are not wise. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) August 31, 2015 In the various recent kerfuffles surrounding science fiction and its awards, there have been a couple of people (and their spouses, declaiming about their […]
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