Yet Another Travel Day

Yet Another Travel Day

On the way to Chicago for C2E2. If you’re going, see you there. If you’re not going, well, I’m sure you’ll have a nice life anyway.

I may update when I’m in. Until then — later!

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There is a Dog Cleverly Hidden in This Picture!

There is a Dog Cleverly Hidden in This Picture!

Can you find her?

Look closely!

Don’t give up!

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May 2014 Big Idea Slots All Filled

May 2014 Big Idea Slots All Filled

The headline says it. I believe I’ve contacted all outstanding queries, but in case I missed yours, here’s your notification. Moving on to June now.

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And Now, Rebuttals

And, no, I’m not trying to be “the voice of reason” with regard to the Hugos. These are my views; disagree if you like. I COULD BE WRONG

— John Scalzi (@scalzi) April 20, 2014

And, now, for your information and consideration: People who disagree and think I am very, very wrong with regard to my thoughts on the Hugos this year:

Sheweta Narayan

Arachne Jerico

Rose Lemberg

Kate Nepveu

You may find…

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My C2E2 Schedule

If you’re going to be at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend — and why wouldn’t you be? How could you not be? — then this is where you will find me.

Friday, 4/25

1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S402: “Science Fiction”: Daryl Gregory, M.D. Waters, Gary K. Wolfe and I are going to talk about the genre of science fiction and finally settle all lingering questions about the field. after which the aliens will finally…

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Wheel of Time; Hugo Novel Nominees; How I Read Nominated Works

Wheel of Time; Hugo Novel Nominees; How I Read Nominated Works

Because you asked, that’s why.

* Tor has decided to place the entire Wheel of Time series into the Hugo voters reading packet, which has surprised many — that’s 15 books, which is a hell of a lot of reading — and I think has convinced some others that this year’s Best Novel Hugo race might be over before it begun. Well, I have a couple of thoughts here.

One, good on Tor for committing the entire…

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The Big Idea: Daryl Gregory

The Big Idea: Daryl Gregory

Your brain: Is it your friend? Or is it something else entirely — something maybe a little less chummy with you than you thought? Ask Daryl Gregory, because he’s given it some thought (with his brain!!!!) for his newest novel, Afterparty.

DARYL GREGORY:

Your brain is lying to you. Not just about the small stuff, like when it makes you fall for an optical illusion, messes with your sense of time,…

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New Books and ARCs, 4/21/14

Another day, another hefty stack of new books and ARCs at the door. What appeals to you in this stack?

New Books and ARCs, 4/21/14

Another day, another hefty stack of new books and ARCs at the door. What appeals to you in this stack?

A Relevant Bit of Information

A Relevant Bit of Information

I am soooooooooooooooooo behind on my e-mail at the moment. That includes Big Idea queries. Sorry. Trying to catch up.

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Lazy Monday

Yup, it looks like it’s gonna be one of those days here at the Scalzi Compound. There are worse things.

Lazy Monday

Yup, it looks like it’s gonna be one of those days here at the Scalzi Compound. There are worse things.