Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hello From Nerdcon: Stories

Having a great time, wish you were here.

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/13/16: Minneapolis

And a lovely view it is. Reminders! Tonight I am the Roseville library at 7pm! I will be reading stuff as yet unpublished! And tomorrow and Saturday I am a featured guest at Nerdcon:Stories, which promises to be even better than last year’s, and last year was pretty great. Tickets are still available! If you’re […]

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The Big Idea: Meg Elison

Well, this Big Idea, by Meg Elison, for a new release of her 2014 Philip K. Dick Award winner The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, is strangely and unfortunately well-timed. MEG ELISON: The biggest idea in The Book of the Unnamed Midwife is that women are people. I have read exhaustively in the genre of […]

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My Endorsement for President, 2016: Hillary Clinton

Today is the beginning of early voting here in Ohio, which means that it is a good day for me to formally make the following announcement regarding my vote for President of the United States: I am voting for Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, and I think you should too. And now, let me […]

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The Dispatcher Hits #1, The Front Room is Finished, Hanging Out at NYCC With Adam and Norm

Three things! One post! Let’s get to them! 1. The Dispatcher was released one week ago today and during the week apparently a ton of people, hungering for my excellent words and Zachary Quinto’s thrilling narration (and also possibly because it was distributed for free) downloaded it — enough to make it the #1 title […]

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The Big Idea: Amy S. Foster

I liked reading Amy S. Foster’s Big Idea for The Rift: Uprising, because her idea is very much the same idea I have as far as my own teenager goes. What idea is that? Read on. AMY S. FOSTER: So I had this idea…This big, crazy, ridiculous idea to write a YA novel that my […]

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Trump, the GOP, and the Fall

At this point there is no doubt that Donald Trump is the single worst major party presidential candidate in living memory, almost certainly the worst since the Civil War, and arguably the worst in the history of this nation. He is boastful and ignorant and petty, disdainful of the Constitution, a racist and a sexist, the […]

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This Really Happened

Tried to write a post about the latest about Trump and what came out was GWAAAAAAARRRRRRGBLEWAAARGBLE, so maybe I'll come back to it later. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 8, 2016 As you might suspect I have a whole bunch of thoughts on the matter, but I’m at NYCC and my brain is still defrying […]

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My Annual Unsolicited Endorsement of WordPress VIP

Eight years ago tomorrow I transferred the Whatever over to the WordPress VIP service because before that I was having weird outages and glitches and basically all sorts of headaches trying to keep the blog running as it had gotten more popular. Once I switched over, nearly all those problems and glitches just… went away. […]

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View From a Hotel Room, 10/6/16: New York

It’s a very New York view, I have to say. Also: Hello, New Yorkians, I am among you through Monday. You will be most able to find me at New York Comic Con, where I am signing books and posters and hanging out on panels, and otherwise lurking about. And now that I have my […]

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The Collapsing Empire: Done!

Finished literally ten minutes ago. So there’s that one more done. I’ll have more to say about it sometime soon, but I wrote 7,500 words in the last 24 hours and my brain is scrambled and I still have to get ready for NYCC, to which I am traveling tomorrow. But I will say this […]

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The Big Idea: Daniel Polansky

In the writing of A City Dreaming, author Daniel Polansky learned that staying in one place doesn’t necessarily mean settling into a rut. What did this mean for his novel of New York? Read on. DANIEL POLANSKY:  I moved to New York in 2013, after years of aimless wandering. Melancholic by nature, I feared waking […]

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The Dispatcher: Now Out for Free on Audible + NYCC Signings and Appearances

Today’s the day: The Dispatcher, my audiobook novella, is out and exclusively available on Audible.com, for free through November 2. It’s read by Zachary Quinto, who you know from the new Star Trek films as Spock and from Heroes as Sylar, and he is simply a terrific narrator for the story. And what’s the story? […]

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Homecoming 2016

Athena’s final high school homecoming was last night, so of course I had to go and take pictures of Athena and Hunter, and their friends Kaycie and Jose, before they headed out for the evening. If you’re of a mind to peruse the photos, they’re in a Flickr photoset here. Enjoy!

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