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A Comment On Anxiety

Back in the summer 2018, I wrote for the blog like I do now. For my last post of the summer, I mentioned that I felt bad I never responded to anyone’s comments the entire time. I proceeded to say that if I could do it over, I would’ve responded more. Yet, it’s been almost […]

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A Quick Note on the Malleting of Comments

Folks: I’ve recently begun to see an upswing in comments which begin with some variation of “I expect this comment to be deleted/malleted/otherwise expunged, but…” I think this is done for two reasons. About five percent of the time it’s someone genuinely not knowing whether what they’re about to write is going to cross the […]

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Small Administrative Note Regarding Comments

Which is: The spam filter has been unusually aggressive in the last month and is capturing a larger-than-expected number of actual comments from real humans. So if your comment doesn’t post immediately, don’t panic: I will (probably) find it in the spam queue and release it at some point. Now, back to your scheduled Saturday […]

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Technical Note on the Site’s Mobile Theme

Which is that for some people there’s a UI bug that puts the “Exit Mobile Version” banner over the “Post” button when you want to leave a comment. I verified it being an issue on Android; I haven’t checked it elsewhere. I’m looking into it to see if I can fix it. In the meantime, […]

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Not a Single One of You Correctly Guessed the Holiday Song I Was Thinking of for the “Murder By Other Means” ARC Contest

None of you! 577 comments, not a single one correctly guessed the song I was thinking about. Which, incidentally, was this one: Now, “Santa Claus’ Party” is not a “top tier” holiday song in terms of popularity, but I didn’t think it was so hopelessly obscure that out of a few hundred people not a […]

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I’m Giving Away an ARC of The Dispatcher: Murder By Other Means

You wanna win it? Here’s how you do it: I’m thinking of a holiday song right now. Guess which one it is in the comments. That’s it! Now, THE RULES: 1. One guess per person. Don’t post a list of songs, y’all. 2. When you leave your comment, make sure the email address you put […]

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Spam Filtering Note

In the last couple of days I’ve been getting emails from folks asking if I’m moderating people more than usual and/or have revoked people’s posting status. The answer: Nope — but it does appear the site’s spam filter is being unusually aggressive recently, and comments have been getting kicked into the spam folder. That being […]

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New Books and ARCs, 2/26/21

Another February is almost in the books — but not before we have time for another stack of new books and ARCs! What here is calling to you? Share in the comments.

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New Books and ARCs 2/12/21

Just in time for the Valentine’s weekend, here’s a stack of news books and ARCs to peruse. Which ones here speak to your heart? Share in the comments!

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Housekeeping 1/20/21

Small note here that thanks to the lovely people at WordPress, there are a couple minor improvements that have been implemented here today. The first is that now each post has a byline up top, so that you’ll know who is writing a piece even without our pictures and our initials at the end. I […]

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New Books and ARCs, 7/15/21

We’re at the mid-point of July, and what better time to show off a hefty collection of new books and ARCs that have some to the Scalzi Compound. What here is calling to you for the second half of the month? Share in the comments. — JS

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New Books and ARCs, 6/25/21

Baen Books sent me a ton of stuff recently, so, guess what? It’s an (almost) Baen exclusive stack of new books and ARCs this week! Anything here catching your eye? Talk about it in the comments. — JS

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New Books and ARCs, 6/18/21

Ready for another stack of new books and ARCs? Because ready or not, here it comes! What in this stack would make for excellent summer reading? Share your thoughts in the comments. — JS

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News Books and ARCs, 12/29/20

Behold the penultimate stack of new books and ARCs for 2020! What things here would you like to take into the new year? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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New Books and ARCs, 4/2/21

No foolin’, April’s first stack of new books and ARCs has got something for just about everybody in it. What here is a book you’d like to have for your own this spring? Share in the comments!

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New Books and ARCs, 3/19/21

Spring is almost here, and what better time to peruse a fine stack of new books and ARCs. What here is something you are looking forward to taking into a new season? Share your thoughts in the comments. — JS

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New Books and ARCs, 11/20/20

Here comes the weekend — and here comes a stack of new books and ARCs! What here is calling to you? The comments exist for your sharing. — JS

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The Last Emperox Spoiler-Filled Discussion Post (WARNING: Spoilers!)

Now that The Last Emperox has been out for a full week, I think it’s time to open up a place for people who have read the book to be able to discuss it without worrying that they will spoil the plot points for others, so for the next few days at least I will […]

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New Books and ARCs, 1/15/21

Here it is, the book stack of new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound in 2021! What here would you like to start this new year with? Share in the comments.

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To Talk, Or Not

Easyrihiner asks, in the comment thread from yesterday’s Five Things post: What’s your take on authors/artists that aren’t talking about current events right now? I don’t attach a value judgment to it. There are any number of reasons why a creative person isn’t commenting on current events. Some reasons, and in no specific order, might […]

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