View From a Hotel Window, 9/25/23: CVG

And here we have another quality parking lot photo, both foreground, and especially, background.

Tonight at 7pm: Cincinnati, I’ll see you at the Joseph-Beth booksellers! And then, that’s it for this leg of the book tour. Do I go home from here? Dear me, no! I’m off to Budapest tomorrow, to be the Guest of Honor for the International Book Festival there. So no home for me. However, Krissy is coming to see me tonight, so at least I get to see my spouse, which makes me happier than you can imagine.

If you’re in Cincy, please come see me tonight!

— JS

14 Comments on “View From a Hotel Window, 9/25/23: CVG”

  1. Truly an excellent lot.
    When do we get the parking lot calendar? I guess we’ll have to check out Budapest first.

  2. Lisa and I really enjoyed your presentation and reading in Chapel Hill, John. In fact, she says that when you get tired of this novel thing, you should become a straight up performer :D

    By the way, I assume you’ve read Larry Niven’s Inconstant Moon?

  3. Thanks for the preview of your upcoming coffee table book “View From a Hotel Window.” Can you remind us, will that be shipping near the holidays so we can place our orders or will this be coming early next year?

    You’re an inspiration in jumping from award winning novels to trying something totally new. Keep those creative juices flowing! ;-)

    Enjoy the book tour and sounds like you are having a great time. Thanks for the updates and allowing us to respond and tease a bit. I like the person who mentioned a calendar too. Your fans, we are a strange bunch.

  4. If any of the cars at home need parts, you could just mosey on across and pull them. Truly impressive junkyard and you have outdone yourself for parked cars on this tour.
    Enjoy Budapest.

  5. @Eddie: By the way, I assume you’ve read Larry Niven’s Inconstant Moon?

    Not that you asked my opinion, but what a terrific story! It’s been years since I last read it, but I bet it still holds up.

  6. I’m thinking that there is a note somewhere in your frequent traveller profile: “Likes parking lot view rooms for some reason..”

  7. There are elements hidden within the world’s governments and the Masonic fraternal organizations that are currently working on a plan to create massive chaos in order to move in and establish a global government ruled over by, put on your tin foil hat, pre-flood, biblical giants. The REAL villains have known G-d is real the entire time (yes, I know this sounds mental). I saw one of these giants in 2019 in some underground facility I happened to find the entrance to while exploring an abandoned power plant complex where a young girl was murdered. It was 14 feet tall and had snow white skin… I don’t know what the Hell it was but as I ran from it, I was immediately arrested by police who had been outside waiting for me to emerge and there was a military helicopter with a spotlight flying overhead. One of the cops told me “we already run the world. you’re too late.” I am not sure what the heck I saw but ever since, I have gotten death threats, people hack my computer constantly, even my own father, a high-rank, local freemason, has told me that I am a “dead man” for opening my big mouth. He’s also a member of the Nazi party… It’s literally the Nazis behind all of this. They never “lost” WW2. It was a CASH GRAB to fund the REAL war… fought from the boardrooms around the world with the end goal of enslaving humanity and restoring ancient Babylon as the dominant world power. I know this sounds far-fetched but I am telling the truth. I spent every penny I had and every waking moment the last 4 years trying to warn people but I am just a regular guy – no one believed me except mentally ill types and a few hardcore Christians that understand the Bible is more than just some “fairy tale”. I think they intend on launching their plan next month on Halloween or sooner. I keep hearing big name Youtubers saying “Ogtober”. Og of Bashan is the name of the Amorite king of the “underworld” and is synonymous with Azazel, the Archangel of Death. It’s the 200 fallen angels… they are going to start a nuclear war and no one would listen to me. I let the world die because I didn’t care enough about myself to live a proper life. I am sorry.


  8. …and now for something utterly off topic

    excerpt from Terry Pratchett’s biography:

    The group’s friendship expanded over conversations at lunch. They seemed to have the same kind of mind, and the same sense of humour – educated, interested in science and engineering, immersed in pop culture, unashamedly nerdy. One day they were discussing why toast falls jam side down. Terry mentioned that his cats, by contrast, always landed on their feet. So what, they began to wonder, would happen if you glued a piece of toast, spread with jam, to the back of a cat and dropped it? And the conclusion was that the cat would remain in mid-air, spinning, and the situation wouldn’t be able to resolve itself. Ergo, the Table of Eight had discovered anti-gravity, right there over lunch. QED, and pass the salt.

  9. @Old Bob — It sure did on my last re-read, a couple of years ago. Not sure I can say the same for Ringworld.

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