His incredibly fascinating and pessimistic talk at something called the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Germany last month. (Note: if you invite Charlie to something tagged as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia” and expect to be uplifted, you
I just saw Batman vs. Superman and since I have opined about this movie before it came out, it seems like I should report back. Here are my quick impressions: Ben Affleck was very good as Batman, pretty good as
Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch recently blogged about an epiphany she had about people who get by at work and those who do so much more. Her epiphany resulted from realizing that a lesson she learned at day jobs (waitress, editing,
In my recent pillaging of the public library, I couldn’t turn down the chance to read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. I had read many accounts of Steve Job’s life and work, at least up to about the time of the iMac.
Writing: I published two novels: Crashpoint and Twistpoint. I was trying to publish 3 books in one year, but Chokepoint didn’t make it. It will be out early this year, I hope. I learned a lot about working with freelance editors, book
Piano man is a classic song. It works on a lot of levels, with the right hooks, it’s not over-produced, and the first time you hear it you could swear it sounds familiar. As a piece of writing, it creates
The next book,Twistpoint (Kagent Series: #2) currently is surrounded by AI-operated robots who are hammering it together right at this moment. I want you to help pick the cover. Thanks to the good folks at Streetlight Graphics for creating these book covers.
Yes, John Scalzi, the Amazon vs. Hachette dispute is a football game. A teeth-gnashing, fight for every inch, go for it on 4th down, football title game. We all know that the lawyers and executives working on this negotiation on
I should have known better, because I can’t paint. But I thought I could assemble and paint a model of the Enterprise-B, an Excelsior-class ship featured in Star Trek: Generations. I have a display in the Lair of various Enterprises
I am looking to add to my fleet of beta readers as I ramp up production to publishing three books a year. I have some awesome beta readers already, but the more the better the cumulative edit. (And all readers have