John Scalzi, one of my favorite bloggers and authors, went on hiatus for a few weeks while he set off to Australia (arrrgh, I'm so jealous of that) for a convention. He's an interesting bloke and I "get" him, so I've been a fan since I was a young roofer ;-); in fact, my internet relationship with him has grown from Netscape Navigator at $3.99/month to Internet Explorer 8.
During his holiday, I didn't go to his blog because although he had some wonderful writing guests, it wasn't HIM, you know? So, after remembering that he would be back around mid-Sept., I happily set out to catch up on all the news I've been missing while he was gone.
First, if you haven't heard, he has an awesome project with Wil Wheton to fight lupus. Here's the announcement from his blog:
Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi and Subterranean Press are proud to announce the publication of CLASH OF THE GEEKS, a special and fantastical electronic chapbook. It features stories by Wheaton, Scalzi, New York Times bestseller Patrick Rothfuss, Norton Award winner and Hugo Best Novel nominee Catherynne M. Valente, Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Rachel Swirsky, and others, and is for the benefit of the Michigan/Indiana affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America.
The chapbook is available in multiple DRM-free electronic formats at http://unicornpegasuskitten.com. It is free to download, but voluntary payment is strongly encouraged, via Paypal or by tax-deductible donation, with links to both provided at the unicornpegasuskitten.com Web site. All proceeds from this chapbook will go to the Michigan/Indiana affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America.
Yes, it's a free download, but for $5 (or more, if you could afford it), you get some very fine writing from wonderful science fiction authors. AND CHECK OUT THIS COVER:
How could you resist THAT (Yes, that's Scalzi, who, in real life, isn't green)?
So anyway, geeks and fans of geeks, please help out a good cause and, with a small donation, get this chapbook.
And second, if that giant kitten doesn't get you, check out the following video, also swiped from John's site. This is what kitties in heaven sing like:
Meow Translation: Donate at http://www.unicornpegasuskitten.com/!