It’s All Beautiful and Nothing Lasts

It’s All Beautiful and Nothing Lasts

“It’s all beautiful and nothing lasts.”It’s a phrase that showed up in a dream of mine last night, as something I said to my wife as we were crossing a street in a big city. The street was where her father’s family’s farm used to be, in the dream — something that had some resonance in the real world, as her father’s family’s farm is now part of the Dayton International Airport. The dream me made…

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The Doubleclicks Tell You How to Do Kickstarter

And they’ve done an unsurprisingly thorough job of it. If you’ve ever wanted to do your own Kickstarter/crowdfunded project, …

The Doubleclicks Tell You How to Do Kickstarter

And they’ve done an unsurprisingly thorough job of it. If you’ve ever wanted to do your own Kickstarter/crowdfunded project, …

Hey, Did I Mention I’m Gonna Take the Weekend Off?

Hey, Did I Mention I’m Gonna Take the Weekend Off?

No? Well, look, I just did.

See you Monday!

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New Books and ARCs, 10/17/14

New Books and ARCs, 10/17/14

Lots of books and ARCs this time around. Tell me which of these you crave, down there in the comments.

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Reminder: I’m in Chicago Next Tuesday, 10/21, at the Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park, 6pm

Reminder: I’m in Chicago Next Tuesday, 10/21, at the Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park, 6pm

Yes, if you’re in or around the University of Chicago — my alma mater — or, heck, just in the city of Chicago in general, come on down and see me. This is the very last official stop of the Lock In tour, and after this I have no more scheduled public appearances until 2015. So if you want to see me this year, this is the time and the place.

Here are all the details. See you there!

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One Song, Two Takes: “Kiteflyer’s Hill”

One Song, Two Takes: “Kiteflyer’s Hill”

My pal (and musician and songwriter) Mark Nevin wrote a song called “Kiteflyer’s Hill” for Eddi Reader, with whom we had been in the band Fairground Attraction, for her solo album Angels and Electricity. He’s recently also done a version of it for his own solo album Beautiful Guitars, which will be out in the next week or so. I have the album, and it’s well worth getting if you’re a fan of…

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The Big Idea: Rajan Khanna

There are many interesting things about Rajan Khanna’s debut novel Falling Sky, but the one that pings my radar is that involves dirigibles, and that (of course!) …

The Big Idea: Rajan Khanna

There are many interesting things about Rajan Khanna’s debut novel Falling Sky, but the one that pings my radar is that involves dirigibles, and that (of course!) …

Our New Toy

We’ve been having a pretty good year here at the Scalzi Compound,and we decided to go ahead and splurge on something that Krissy has wanted for a while now. And here it is: A big ol’ hot tub that seats six, and a big ol’ gazebo to cover it. And thus we have become Hot Tub People, who will now have to give ourselves over to the hot tub lifestyle, complete with hot tub friends and hot tub parties,…

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Quick Procedural Note re: Comments and Embeds

Quick Procedural Note re: Comments and Embeds

Recently WordPress changed something on the backendrelating to how comments are handled (not just here, but globally) and as a result urls for images now embed in comments. Well, I’m not a fan of that; images have the potential to send things off the rails pretty quickly. I’m talking to WordPress about pulling it from the site (they’ve been very helpful), but in the meantime I’m taking the…

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A Momentary Pause to Appreciate the Beauties of Autumn

Yup. I like where I live. Hope you’re enjoying your day too, wherever you might be.

A Momentary Pause to Appreciate the Beauties of Autumn

Yup. I like where I live. Hope you’re enjoying your day too, wherever you might be.