Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Dispatcher is now a New York Times Bestseller

Today the New York Times debuted two new monthly bestseller lists, dealing with audio books: Audio Fiction and Audio Non Fiction. Here’s the link to the Audio Fiction list. And look at what’s number eight on the list! Yes, The Dispatcher. That’ll do just fine. The Dispatcher had already been a bestseller (it had topped […]

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Head On Cover Flats

This is a lovely thing to see: The cover flat of Head On, which, when appropriately folded and flapped, will cover the hardcover editions of the book when it comes out in April. It’s very pretty and my name is embossed, which is always a delight. And I continue to very much like the cover […]

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Your Super Large Slice of Ham For the Day: Me Singing “Jack’s Lament”

As part of a Disney sing-along on the JoCo Cruise. Three things: 1. I am mostly on-key! Go me. 2. Check out that dad bod, ladies. (and gents.) (and those of you fluidly gendered.) 3. It should be clear I have absolutely no shame whatsoever.

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Art and Entertainment and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Yesterday on Twitter, noted astrophysicist and Pluto killer Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote: Bears repeating: Creativity that satisfies & affirms your world view is Entertainment. Creativity that challenges & disrupts your world view is Art. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 6, 2018 And, well. No. I responded: Sounds profound and coffee mug-worthy but is not […]

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The Big Idea: Jane Yolen

Today’s Big Idea post is not about a specific book — although Jane Yolen has two, yes, two, books coming out today — but to celebrate a milestone that Yolen has achieved, right now, as we speak. When having two books out in a single day is only the second most impressive thing about an […]

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Checking In On the (Lack Of) News

I was sent an email today by a Whatever reader noting that I was notably light on political commentary here these days and being curious as to why that might be. It’s a good question, and the answers are, alas, not that exciting: 1. My previously-noted Trump Quandry is still in effect, in which things […]

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A Sunbow to Start Your Week

I saw this beaut on the way to the gas station this morning; I pulled over to snap a photo with my phone. As a fun bit of trivia, the place I pulled into was Harris Creek Cemetery, which many of you may recognize as the cemetery at the very beginning of Old Man’s War. […]

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20 Years of Scalzi.com

Today’s a day some some personal significance: 20 years ago today I secured the “scalzi.com” domain, making it my permanent home on the Web and on the Internet. To some extent it happened out of necessity — I was about to be laid off from AOL and all my email addresses there were about to […]

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New Books and ARCs, 3/2/18

A new month and a new stack of books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound. What in this stack do you want to put into your own “to be read” pile? Tell us in the comments.

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The Big Idea: Alan Baxter

  As any metropolitan partisan will tell you, cities have their own feel and personality — but in Hidden City, author Alan Baxter takes that idea and, shall we say, runs with it. Get ready. ALAN BAXTER: Cities are living things. Some are so alive they’re almost sentient. Imagine a brain, made of billions of […]

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The Big Idea: Rachel Hartman

In imagining the story and characters that make up her novel Tess of the Road, author Rachel Hartman had to go places she initially didn’t expect or want to go. She’s here now to explain why she did eventually go there, and what it means for her and her work. RACHEL HARTMAN: I can’t discuss […]

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