Monthly Archives: October 2015

My Thoughts on Nerdcon:Stories

RIP @scalzi. #nerdconstories — NerdCon: Stories (@nerdconstories) October 13, 2015 I attended Nerdcon:Stories as a featured guest this last weekend, and let me tell you why I think it was one of the best conventions I’ve been to in a while. 1. It was shockingly well-run, especially for a first-time convention. From my point […]

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My Annual Moment of Appreciation for WordPress VIP

On October 8, 2008, I switched my blog hosting solution from its previous, sadly buggy and performance-issue-ridden state, to WordPress VIP. In the seven(!) years since, the downtime I’ve experienced on the blog due to technical or backstage issues has been so small that I literally can’t remember a single one longer than fifteen minutes, and […]

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Today’s Twitter Tomfoolery

It goes a little something like this. I can not believe that fog got school cancelled today. Amazing. — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) October 7, 2015 @AScalzi98 NOW THE FOG BEARS COME. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 7, 2015 @scalzi I SHALL DEFEND THE HOUSE SINCE YOU ARE GONE. — Athena Scalzi ⭐️ (@AScalzi98) October […]

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The Big Idea: Kameron Hurley

Hey! Kameron Hurley’s fantastic Worldbreaker series has a new installment, Empire Ascendant! And she’s here to tell you about it! I’ve used up all the exclamation marks I’m allowed for the month now! Here’s Kameron! KAMERON HURLEY: What would you sacrifice, to save everything you’ve ever known or loved? What happens when what you need […]

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The Big Idea: Ann Leckie

And now, for Ancillary Mercy, the third book of a trilogy that began with the ridiculously successful Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie ditches the usual “Big Idea” format for something else entirely. And why not! ANN LECKIE: So let’s be real. Ancillary Mercy is the concluding book of a trilogy. Trilogies are often (though of course […]

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