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From EatLiver.com, via Blame it On the Voices

Posted in Books & Authors May 24th, 2011 by Chip
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The Fuzziest Power Ballad You’ll Hear All Day

Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi’s reboot of H. Beam Piper’s Little Fuzzy, has just been released, and he wanted to do “something special” to draw attention to its release.

the usual sort of book trailers weren’t cutting it for me. I thought, ‘what this book needs is a massive and ridiculous power ballad, just like you’d have during the end credits of the latest summer cinematic explodaganza.’ So I contacted nerd-comedy masters Paul & Storm and dared them to make it real. They dared. Oh, they dared INDEED. Enjoy.

(via Whatever)

Posted in Books & Authors May 16th, 2011 by Chip
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We Still Appreciate All the Fish

Today is the tenth anniversary of Douglas Adams’ (very, very untimely) death. Here’s a rather wonderful piece he wrote back in in 1999 about the Internet:

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

(via LettersOfNote)

Posted in Books & Authors May 11th, 2011 by Chip
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And Then She Met Neil Gaiman

Jenny the Bloggess, who routinely makes me laugh so hard I shoot coffee out my nose (whether or not I’m actually drinking coffee at the time), is a fan of Neil Gaiman.

I should preface this post by saying that Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury have been my two living writing idols since I was a school girl and if you comment “Did you mean Neil Diamond?” I will find you and burn your house down.

When she heard that he was going to be at w00tstock near her home, she “convinced” her husband to let her attend. And because Neil Gaiman is awesome, she had a lovely fangirl moment with him and asked him an interview question.

You can read the entire story (complete with knitted monkey-hat pictures) here.

Posted in Books & Authors November 9th, 2010 by Chip
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John De Lancie Performs The Raven

Posted in Books & Authors, Ephemera October 31st, 2010 by ceejaydp
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Steampunk is…

KeyKeeper, by James Ng

Steampunk is many things to many people. It is a literary style. An aesthetic movement. A way of life to some. It was with all this in mind I decided to ask more than a dozen people what they thought Steampunk is. I told them all a sentence would suffice as I wanted an off-the-cuff reaction, but many went much longer. The answers run the gamut from textbook to a bit silly, which seems about right.
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Posted in Books & Authors October 28th, 2010 by ceejaydp
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Dunkin the Vampire Slayer

Dunkin the Vampire Slayer - cover

What could possibly bring together a 450 pound vampire slayer, a drunken, acid-tongued detective, a good natured carpenter, bureaucratic vampires, giant anacondas, mutant vampire bats, Ho Hos, Twinkies and more one-liners than a night at the comedy club? Dunkin, the vampire slayer blends all this discordance and more into a hilarious adventure that moves from the muggy heat of Florida to the muggier heat of the Amazon. ….If Carl Hiaasson, Tim Dorsey and Dave Barry collaborated on a vampire story, it may have turned out like this absurd romp…. This is part one of a trilogy.
Available at podiobooks.com


Posted in Books & Authors, Conventions & Fandom, Ephemera October 26th, 2010 by ceejaydp
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Go Read This Right Now

On Scalzi’s blog: Things I Don’t Have to Think About Today

Why are you still here? Go! Read!

Posted in Books & Authors October 22nd, 2010 by Chip
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Creator-Blessed ElfQuest Fan Film Crowdsources Funds

LIZ SHANNON MILLER of GIGAOM

The graphic novel series ElfQuest, created by Richard and Wendy Pini, has been a cult favorite among fantasy fans since its debut in 1978, and for years, Hollywood has been developing a feature film around the property. But new media actors/producers Stephanie Thorpe (After Judgement) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest) aren’t waiting around for Warner Bros. to get their version going. Instead, they’re creating a fan trailer for the property, financed by IndieGoGo donations and starring some of web video’s best-known actresses for an all-female cast. And they’re doing it not just with the blessing of the Pinis, but their help.
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Posted in Books & Authors, Ephemera, Movies & TV October 13th, 2010 by ceejaydp
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Warren Ellis: Ghosting the real world

warren ellis, Wired.co.uk

I’m in the middle of starting a new novel right now, and the bad thing about that strange phase of existence is that everything you see and hear somehow relates, in the wankmulch your brain has become, to that novel. Even a shopping list becomes a mass of notation and connective lines — because you’re convinced that the six things on it reveal something phenomenal about the world and your place in it, and there’s a place in the novel where you can shove all that in.
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Posted in Books & Authors October 12th, 2010 by ceejaydp
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