Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Yellowing of the Scalzi Compound

We have a five acre lawn, and occasionally people from generally drier climes who think upon the lawn ask, aghastedly, how we water the thing — I think they imagine a complex set of sprinklers that suck the water table dry bringing us all that much closer to the water apocalypse. The answer to “how […]

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New Books and ARCs, 8/5/16

A super-sized stack of books and ARCs has come to the Scalzi Compound this week. What here lends itself to your particular reading tastes? Tell us in the comments!

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The Moon and Mercury, 8/4/16

Mercury being that bright speck in the upper right. This is the first time that I’ve either seen or photographed Mercury in the evening sky. For an astronomy buff like me, that’s a pretty big deal. Mercury is a tough one to capture. Hope you’re all having a fine evening.

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My MidAmeriCon II Schedule

I’ll be attending MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon, although only for a couple of days because of schedules and deadlines. But on those two days (Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20) I have a pretty busy schedule. Here’s what I’m doing, and where: Friday Aug 19, 2016 1:00 PM Reading: John Scalzi — Kansas […]

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Twitter Is For Cats, feat. Chuck Wendig and Steven Spohn

For @stevenspohn, who requested a kitten pic earlier today. pic.twitter.com/E3cf41Ve3y — John Scalzi (@scalzi) August 3, 2016 For @scalzi, who cheered me up with kittens. Here's my white-fuzz-demon. pic.twitter.com/qY7FDaJMXW — Steven Spohn (@stevenspohn) August 3, 2016 here is my cat pic.twitter.com/871ttnyPmM — Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) August 3, 2016 Chuck, we've talked about this. That is […]

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Sunset, 8/2/16

There it goes. Don’t worry, it’ll be back. OR WILL IT??!???!??!? Tune in tomorrow!

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The Big Idea: Nick Mamatas

The irony of Nick Mamatas’ new novel I Am Providence being released during the week in which the World Fantasy Convention got a spate of criticism over some of its program items is so perfect that I wonder if it wasn’t somehow planned. It’s not, I’m sure (probably). But still. Now, how does the latter event fit […]

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Hey Scalzi, How Did You Vote For The Hugos?

The voting for the 2016 Hugo Awards closed yesterday, and you may ask (and some of you have) — how did I vote? Why, the same as I vote every year: By ranking the works I liked highly, those I did not lowly and employing judicious use of the “No Award” option when necessary. This […]

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