Monthly Archives: July 2019

A Goal Entirely Hit

In December, when I started edging towards 200 pounds and was getting winded walking up the stairs in my house, I decided to start exercising and counting calories, with an eye toward getting in better shape, and getting down to 170 pounds. My original hope was to hit 170 pounds on my birthday, which was […]

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The Big Idea: Kali Wallace

Is the glass half empty or half full? If you’re Kali Wallace, writing here about her new novel Salvation Day, you might say that it doesn’t matter, that’s the only glass we have. KALI WALLACE: We’re doomed. You don’t have to take my word for it. Ask anyone! We’re killing the earth, we’re setting everything […]

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Smudge Watches Over You This Monday Morning

And assures you that you’re gonna make it through this week juuuust fine. Busy writing today. See you later.

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Endgames, Tinkerbell and Happily Ever After

In the wake of a recent mild uptick in people being angry at me for existing, a question in email, which I am paraphrasing for brevity: What do you think these people are hoping for with these posts? What’s their endgame, and how do they think it will affect you? Well, in the case of […]

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The “Christmas in July” Winning Number Is:

364. And only one person guessed it, so congrats, Lynne Everett! The ARC will be winging its way to you, oh, probably Monday. Thank you to everyone who played along!

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A Telling Insight Into My Soul

If you’re the sort of person who is determined that you and I are to be enemies, and you were at the top of a long stairwell, I wouldn’t push you down the stairs. But if you happened to trip on your own shoelaces, I might chuckle to myself the entire time you fell.

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The Big Idea: Marko Kloos

Military science fiction is a popular genre, and certainly Marko Kloos knows that, having written the very successful “Frontlines” series. But for his new series, which begins with Aftershocks, Kloos decided he wanted to try a different strategy, regarding “MilSF.” Here he is to explain it. Giraffes may be involved. MARKO KLOOS: A good friend […]

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4th of July Skies

They were pretty without the fireworks. As for the 4th in general, this is what I had to say about it today on Twitter: This 4th of July I am celebrating the better nation I know we could be, and committing myself to the work it will take to become it. Also, I’m having pie. […]

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Sunset With Cat 7/3/19

Spice has all the fireworks she needs behind her. She’ll probably get more over the next couple of days, to be sure.

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Have “Christmas” in July!

Hey! Want to win this ARC of A Very Scalzi Christmas, a collection of Christmas-related stories from me, including three new, never-before-published stories (including one ironically called “Christmas in July”)? Well, you can! Here’s how: 1. I just rolled a number between 0 and 999 using a ten-sided die (which I rolled three times), which […]

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The Big Idea: Jim Ottaviani

It’s not every day that you get invited to meet one of your heroes. In this Big Idea for Hawking, author Jim Ottaviani talks about planning to meet a man he and the book’s artist Leland Meyrick absolutely admired… and how things didn’t quite go to plan. JIM OTTAVIANI: With a few exceptions — Armstrong […]

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The Not Cool Reincarnation

As an addendum to last week’s post about our minivan, which held the license plates “Not Cool,” being towed off after 16 years of service, here are Krissy and Athena attaching said plates to Athena’s new vehicle, a GMC Terrain. As we all know, the soul of a car is contained in its licence plates, […]

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Some Quick July 1 Notes

To catch you all up with what’s going on with me: One, I have not finished The Last Emperox yet. But I’ve taken down the “semi-hiatus” notice because, well. At this point I’m just gonna do what I’m gonna do. Don’t worry, I have more than two weeks to finish it. At this point. Two, […]

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