Today’s Thought Expressed on Twitter

Today’s Thought Expressed on Twitter

Saw a few more posts about the Hugos this year and was going to respond but then my brain went SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP, so I think I’m done.—
John Scalzi (@scalzi) August 27, 2014

Yeah. Moving on. I’m not saying you have to. Please, follow your bliss. But I’m already looking toward next year. Which should be very interesting because there are so many good sf/f books this year.

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View From the Hotel Window, 8/26/14: Houston

Hello, Houston!

The Tour Baggage This Time

The Tour Baggage This Time

The Lock In tour lasts for four weeks,but the good news is that Tor arranged the tour so that I come home about once a week for a day or two. Aside from being an awesome thing that will let me save my sanity by allowing me to see my family, and thus not turn into a gibbering, insensate lump two weeks into the tour, it also means that I can pack quite a bit lighter, secure in the knowledge that I…

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Comments Are Now Officially (Mostly) Closed Through September 21

Comments Are Now Officially (Mostly) Closed Through September 21

As promised. If you missed why, here’s why, and for what entries comments will still be open for.

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New Books and ARCs, 8/25/14

Just catching up before I head off on the book tour: Here are latest books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound.

New Books and ARCs, 8/25/14

Just catching up before I head off on the book tour: Here are latest books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound.

The Doubleclicks Cover “Friday I’m In Love” Because I Asked Them To

The Doubleclicks Cover “Friday I’m In Love” Because I Asked Them To

And it is adorable.

Also, they let you know about their upcoming tour, which you should go see them on; the song shows up immediately thereafter.

You may recall that I also essayed this song a few months back. The Doubleclick version is somewhat more musically competent.

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On The Matter Of When to Buy Lock In and In What Format

On The Matter Of When to Buy Lock In and In What Format

Whenever a new book of mine comes close to a release date, I get emails and social media queries from folks asking me what format they should get the book in and when, in order to give me the most money/exposure/whatever. Okay, since you asked, here are some thoughts on the subject.

1. Buy it in whatever format you like, whenever you like.Honestly, you’re the customer. You want it in hardcover?…

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Pre-Tour Procedural Bits

A bit of housekeeping here for folks.

First, as most of you know, tomorrow I will be starting a fairly long book tour, one that ends on September 20 (there are a couple of dates past that, but they don’t require me being out on the road on a more or less constant basis). Here’s what me being on the road will mean in terms of this site and being able to contact me.

1. Comments will (generally) be…

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A Moment Of Recognition

A Moment Of Recognition

It’s a beautiful, sunny August Sunday, I’m in my kitchen, listening to mellow music, just before heading off to do a bit of shopping for my book tour, at which I will get to see a bunch of friends and fans all over the country. My plans for the evening: Spend it with my wife and kid and enjoy being with them.

Life is really good. I think it’s worth noting that it is, and that I’m grateful for it.

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Some Lock In Reviews for Your Weekend Pleasure

Some Lock In Reviews for Your Weekend Pleasure

As we go into release week for Lock In, a quick look at some reviews of the book from the last several days, all positive (hooray!):

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“[T]here must be magic (defined here as a combination of skill, vision and intuition) behind Scalzi’s talent for turning out one compulsively readable book after another. Reading his novels is like watching the finest episodes of…

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