Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:46:17 +0000 24 Years Fun fact: As of today, Krissy and I have been married for 24 years. Also fun fact: Every day I get to be married to Krissy is a good one. Many of those days are great! And some of them are genuinely spectacular. I hope you have a very good John and Krissy Got Married […]
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:08:50 +0000 Taking a Walk for Refugees I woke up this morning and checked Twitter and discovered that Neil Gaiman had told me to take a hike — or more accurately, he had tagged me as someone he challenged to walk 2,000 steps by Refugee Day (which is June 20th) as part of #StepWithRefugees, to raise awareness of the roughly one billion […]
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:14:22 +0000 New Books and ARCs, 6/14/19 Gaze upon it, if you will: The latest stack of new books and ARCs to arrive at the Scalzi Compound. Do you see anything here that intrigues you? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:46:00 +0000 Sunset, 6/13/19 It was gray and rainy all day, so the fact there’s a sunset to see at all is a minor miracle. And it was a good one.
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:48:57 +0000 Men, Women, House Cleaning An essay in the Guardian, entitled “Want to be a male ally? Start by cleaning the house” and the discussion of the essay over on Metafilter has prompted me to have some thoughts about house cleaning and relationships. These are in no particular order: 1. Essays like this feel purpose-driven to make dudes establish their […]
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:54:44 +0000 The Big Idea: David Walton In his Big Idea for Three Laws Lethal, author David Walton introduces you to those who hold your life in their (figurative) hands — whether you like it or not. DAVID WALTON: Don’t look now, but intelligent robots are about to decide if you live or die. Somehow, while we weren’t paying attention, we slipped […]
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:40:21 +0000 Today in “Things I’m Doing That I’ve Never Done Before” I agreed to do a 5k run with my friend later this year. I made clear to them that I couldn’t promise I wouldn’t vomit at, like, mile three, but they were undeterred. It’s a few months away so I have time to prepare, at least. Honestly who am I and what have I done […]
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:04:51 +0000 The Big Idea: Richard Kadrey In his new novel The Grand Dark, author Richard Kadrey takes a bit of swerve — and creates a world both like and unlike our own, in a particular time, and in a particular place. RICHARD KADREY: I’ve been thinking about The Grand Dark for a long time. Years, in fact. But I couldn’t figure […]
Love Death + Robots Renewed for Season Two And Oscar-nominated animation director Jennifer Yuh Nelson is coming on board as Supervising Director. All the details (that has been announced anyway) are in this Hollywood Reporter article. Before you ask, I don’t have any other information that I can share about anything, so any question you ask beyond what’s in the article linked to […]