Monthly Archives: April 2018

New Books and ARCs, 4/11/18

Oh, look, new books and ARCs at the Scalzi Compound. That so rarely happens! So, anything here that tickles your fancy? Tell us all in the comments!

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Finally a True Sign of Spring

To wit, the lawncare people come to aerate and fertilize the yard. It’s a nice, sunny day, too! Let’s hope it sticks.

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The Big Idea: Ilana C. Myer

It’s an adage that writers use everything for their writing. In the case of Fire Dance, the follow-up to Ilana C. Meyer’s fantastic debut Last Song Before Night, a trip to Spain laid the floor for her novel to dance upon. ILANA C. MYER: The heart of a story doesn’t always come first. This one […]

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One Week Until Head On

The author copies for Head On have arrived at the Scalzi Compound and they look groovy. In just a week they hit the stores. Wheee! Also, a reminder that if you want signed copies, Barnes & Noble have a bunch available for pre-order. Or you can get me to sign one for you when you […]

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The Big Idea: The Oracle Year

I’m going to make the prediction that you’re going to want to read author Charles Soule’s Big Idea post on The Oracle Year, in which he talks about the future and how each of us makes predictions, every single day of our lives, and what that means for his novel. Am I correct in my […]

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And Now, Almost Entirely to Shove the Picture of Me at the Hospital Down the Page a Bit, Here’s Me Wearing a Clown Nose

As one does. This photo was taken at the Subterranean Press warehouse last week, while I was signing and personalizing pre-orders of Head On. Why did they have a clown nose? Maybe because they’re a fun-loving lot! Or maybe because they have a basement clown abattoir filled with body parts. Maybe both! Anyway, here you go. […]

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How I Spent My Afternoon

Spoiler: I’m fine. For the last few days I’ve been having a bit of a low grade pain in my chest that wasn’t really going away. I mentioned it to Krissy last night, who informed me I’d be calling to schedule a doctor’s appointment this morning, and this morning, when I indeed called to schedule […]

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The Big Idea: Leo Carew

For his debut novel The Wolf, author Leo Carew considers what it might take to be more human than human — not superhuman, but differently human. And what does it take? Read on, humans! LEO CAREW: Our current age is unusual, in that we are the only species of human on earth. For most of […]

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I Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny That I Am A Timeless Goofy Immortal

So @laurenalexg and I both did a double take last night, thinking we saw a photo @scalzi hanging in a restaurant. This is some serious Altered Carbon shit. pic.twitter.com/hSIMwLwuFi — Peter V. Brett (@PVBrett) April 5, 2018 No comment. NO COMMENT I SAID.

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The Big Idea: John Schwartz

  Anyone who knows me knows that I spend I lot of time urging people — particularly writers — to get their financial houses in order. John Schwartz is a writer — a reporter in fact — and the way he got motivated to get his financial ducks in a row was to give himself […]

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The Summer Kills: “Collide”

My brain is a bit scrambled today, so in lieu of subjecting you to unintelligible babble, here, have this pretty nifty song by the new band The Summer Kills, which features my pal Matthew Ryan on vocals. It’s called “Collide,” and if you like Achtung Baby/Zooropa-era U2, this will be your new jam: If you […]

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Consuming Fire UK Cover Reveal + Head On Gender Thoughts

First, hey, look: Here’s the UK cover to The Consuming Fire! Ooooh, pretty. Bella Pagan, my Tor UK editor, writes about it here, and specifically does a shoutout to cover designer Lisa Brewster for her work. Which pleases me: Always give credit where credit is due, I say. Also today, a piece I wrote on […]

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What The Hell, April Fool’s Snow Storm: A Photo Essay

It’s not like we needed more snow at the moment, it being April and all, harumph, harumph, but at least it’s pretty.

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