Monthly Archives: October 2015

In Other News This May Be My Next Author Photo

I believe cornhole is about to replace kickball as the hipster sport of choice, and for once I’m out in front of the trend. Way, way far out. Who will join me on this ragged, hipster edge? Also, for those of you going “Cornhole? WTF?” here’s an explanation of the sport. And yes, there is […]

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35 Years of Tor

Tor.com is unveiling Tor’s new logo today — it looks like the old logo, only, you know, more modern — and offering a timeline of highlights from Tor’s now 35-year-long history. I’m delighted to say I show up on the timeline twice, first in 2005, when it’s noted that I and Brandon Sanderson debuted in […]

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Adulthood and What Being a Friend Means Now

The New York Times ran an interesting article today, in which the writer of the piece talked about the difficulty of making friends if one is over the age of 30. The reasons for this vary and can include the fact that one has a family and children to worry about, time pressures, scheduling, and […]

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Ohio From Above, 10/4/15

You can see where the fields are being harvested. A nice contrast of brown and green. Three weeks ago, it was mostly green. Three weeks from now, it will be mostly brown. The seasons. They happen. In other news I am back in Ohio, for the next couple of days. Then it’s off to New […]

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Greetings From Iowa City

It’s very pretty here today. Reminder if you’re in town that I’ll be doing my event at 4pm at the former “Wedge” space at 136 S. Dubuque (I wrote 135 yesterday – my bad). See you there! If you’re not in town, I hope you’re having a good day anyway, and, if you are on […]

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View From a Hotel Window: Iowa City + New Books and ARCs, 10/2/15

First, the view out my hotel window! Well, it’s not a parking lot. The room itself is perfectly nice, however, so. For those of you in or near Iowa City, my events are tomorrow: I have a reading/Q&A at 4pm at 135 South Dubuque St (the former Wedge space, I am told) and I will […]

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I Am On My Way to Iowa City

Because all the cool kids will be at the Iowa City Book Festival. And I’m a cool kid! YES THAT’S RIGHT EVERYTHING YOU HEARD ABOUT THE COOL KIDS IS TRUE WE DO EXIST AND WE’RE ALL GOING TO IOWA CITY THIS WEEKEND HA HA HA HAH HA HA (That last all caps sentence was a […]

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In Which I Rank the Months, Because Why Not

In order from best to worst: 1. October: Halloween. Cool weather. Foliage. 2. May: My birthday. Spring in full bloom. Memorial Day starts summer. 3. December: Come on, it’s the holidays. 4. September: Start of the school year (traditional). Football, if you care. 5. June: Summer’s nice month. 6.┬áNovember: The middle child of the 4th […]

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The Big Idea: David J. Peterson

Here’s a word for you: “Conlanger.” Do you know what one is? And what one does? And how they┬árelate to some of your favorite fantasy and science fiction movies in the last several years? David J. Peterson, author of The Art of Language Invention, will catch you up on all the details — and they’re […]

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