Monthly Archives: August 2016
The Yellowing of the Scalzi Compound
Posted on August 8, 2016 50 Comments
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 […]
New Books and ARCs, 8/5/16
Posted on August 5, 2016 27 Comments
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!
The Moon and Mercury, 8/4/16
Posted on August 4, 2016 24 Comments
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.
My MidAmeriCon II Schedule
Posted on August 3, 2016 6 Comments
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 […]
Twitter Is For Cats, feat. Chuck Wendig and Steven Spohn
Posted on August 2, 2016 31 Comments
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 […]
Posted on August 2, 2016 12 Comments
There it goes. Don’t worry, it’ll be back. OR WILL IT??!???!??!? Tune in tomorrow!
The Big Idea: Nick Mamatas
Posted on August 2, 2016 17 Comments
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 […]
Hey Scalzi, How Did You Vote For The Hugos?
Posted on August 1, 2016 15 Comments
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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