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"Redshirts" has been nominated for this year's Seiun Award (the Japanese equivalent of a Hugo) in the International novel category. Also nominated: The Martian, Ready Player One, Among Others, The Dervish House and Pathfinder. 

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星雲賞は、日本のSF及び周辺ジャンルのアワードとしては最も長い歴史を誇るSF賞です。 星雲賞は、前年度に発表された作品の中から、SF大会参加者のファン投票により最優秀作品を選ぶものです。 第46回星雲賞は、4月18日から5月31日にかけて第54回日本SF大会参加者による投票がおこなわれ、8月29日に発表される ...
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There's also some great stuff in the other categories as well - the now-complete Evangelion and Oh! My Goddess Manga are up for awards in that category and are definitely worth reading. If it wasn't for the fact that Eva Vol. 14 hadn't come out in the US this year instead of last year, I would have put it forward for nomination in the Hugos (I put up the equally good Gundam: The Origin - Battle of Loum instead).
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My upcoming novel The End of All Things is FINALLY finished (yay!) and like The Human Division will be released episodically electronically before the hardcover edition. The folks at Tor are showing off the novella covers and release dates. Check out the AMAZING John Harris artwork on these. 

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/04/cover-art-and-release-schedule-for-john-scalzis-the-end-of-all-things-novellas
Cover art and release schedule for John Scalzi's The End of All Things novellas.
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Noooooo, don't let it end... nooooooooo...
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To all my nerdy friends, and that means you!
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That's a great way to celebrate pi day!
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Subterranean Press is working with Humble Bundle to create a pay-what-you-want, DRM-free ebook bundle, featuring awesome authors like Cherie Priest, Ted Chiang, Dan Simmons, Connie Willis, Harlan Ellison, Joe Lansdale and a ton of others (including me). A cut of the proceeds goes to the Worldbuilders charity as well. Come get it -- it's only available for a limited time. And tell your friends!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books
In celebration of the publisher's 20th anniversary, we proudly present $96 worth of sci-fi, fantasy and horror in the Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle.
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Got it! 
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I do a lot of work with Subterranean Press, and for a limited time (a couple of weeks), they've bundled up a bunch of my work for a low price to benefit a local athletic charity. Check out the bundle; it's a good way to get a lot of my stuff for not a lot of cash.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/02/10/subterranean-scalzi-super-bundle-available-for-a-limited-time/
A couple of years ago, Subterranean Press released a “super bundle” of short stories and non-fiction books from me, perfect for completists who want to get lots of stuff of mine for a nice, low price. SubPress has revived the super bundle for a limited time with three new works in it: “To Sue ...
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So weird. Checked on the web, and the cover was different than the one on my Nook device. So, archived, then un-archived to force a redownload, and now it's the correct version. I'm thinking the first time it was the older original version that downloaded.
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Today marks the release of my graphic novel Midnight Rises, available today as a downloadable iOS app (Android coming soonish). The first episode is FREE, and the two subsequent episodes are just 99 cents, and you can get them in-app. It's a story set in the same world as the video game Midnight Star, which is coming out VERY soon now. Please check out the graphic novel -- and if you like it, tell people about it! Every bit helps.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midnight-rises-graphic-novel/id807635742?v=5

Want more details? I have them on my Web site:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/01/29/midnight-rises-my-graphic-novel-out-now-on-ios
Get Midnight Rises (Graphic Novel) on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Good lead in, I hope the shooter keeps the story going.  Graphically it was very interesting in how it used foreground and background layers, although the comic app was perhaps a bit more complicated that it needed to be.

I'd rather a 400 page Scalzi novel, but this was a fun way to spend a few minutes.
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If you're in the Los Angeles area, tomorrow (Sat, 4/18) I'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books, in conversation with Wil Wheaton. 12:30 in Town and Gown, with me signing afterward. Come on down, it'll be fun!

http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/#18Town1230
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It was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. #butts
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Hey, I have a reason for you to go to Minneapolis in October.
https://youtu.be/vTTMdK7vwOE
Learn more at: nerdcon.com
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I'm quoted in the Los Angeles Times piece about the passing of Terry Pratchett. And as I note in the piece, his facility for humor was something I paid very close attention to -- it's not always easy to write humor in speculative fiction, and so it pays to learn from a master, as he was. He will certainly be missed.

http://www.latimes.com/books/la-et-jc-terry-pratchett-dead-20150312-story.html
Author Terry Pratchett, who earned acclaim for his "Discworld" science fiction series, died Wednesday at 66. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease seven years ago.
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He restored my interest in speculative fiction when most of it was more violent than required.
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The Audie Awards celebrate excellence in audiobooks. I was asked to announce this year's finalists in the Fantasy award category. And I did! They're on my site here (and on the image you can see here): http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/02/11/announcing-the-audie-award-finalists-for-fantasy-2015/ Congratulations to the finalists!
The folks at the Audie Awards asked me if I would be willing to announce the finalists for the Fantasy catory of awards, and of course I was delighted to. The Audie Award, for those of you not aware, are the awards given out for excellence in audiobook achievement. This year, the finalists in ...
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I'm nerding out even typing this: I have a video game out! Midnight Star, which I helped to create, is now available on iOS (other formats to follow) and is free to play. It's action packed and full of aliens you can shoot and is really a lot of fun. Try it!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midnight-star/id694850851?v=14

Also, if you're curious of my own thoughts on the game, they're here:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/02/05/midnight-star-available-now-worldwide-on-ios

Enjoy!
Get Midnight Star on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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+Ted Lehrman not sure if this works on the iphone but here you go.
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If you live in or near the Darke or Miami counties of Ohio, I'll be doing my first standalone event of the year this Friday evening (1/23) in Greenville. Details at the link. Come on by!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/01/20/author-event-this-friday-at-the-montage-cafe-greenville-oh-7pm/
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