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John Scalzi

  1. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: Books!

    The original nerd gift.

    It's December 1st... do you know where your holiday shopping list is? No? Well, we're going to be helping you out there all week, starting with the nerdiest gift of all: books. Here are some mighty tomes that have come out this year that we think your loved ones would be lucky to get.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Star-Lord Lolita

    "What a bunch of super-duper-cuties!"

    The best part of this incredible Lolita Star-Lord design by Siren is clearly the Awesome Mix cross-body bag. Someone make one of those IRL, stat. I will buy the heck out of it. (via NSlayton)

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Klingon Stormtrooper Ballerina Princesses

    Today is a good day to plié.

    Obviously we don't get to attend cons as often as Her Universe's Ashley Eckstein does, but why isn't this something we see everyday? That just doesn't seem fair.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The Golden Compass Alethiometer Tattoo

    Things We Saw Today

    His Dark Materials fans, come forth! (by Carrie Olson of the 920 Tattoo Company, via io9)

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Marion Cotillard & Michael Fassbender In Macbeth

    Things We Saw Today

    Our first look at a new version of Macbeth we previously told you about, starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as "The Macbeths!" (via ComingSoon.net)

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Leather Armor Corsets For You To Drool Over

    Things We Saw Today

    I'm probably never going to own one of these leather corsets by Andrew Kanounov, and that makes me sad. io9 has more pictures if you're feeling masochistic.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Gender-Bent Ice King From Adventure Time

    Things We Saw Today

    This great gender-swapped Ice King/Queen from Adventure Time by Kida-Takashi is pretty fabulous although a little scary. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  8. #FollowFriday: John Scalzi (@scalzi)

    Unless you yourself are a redshirt, you will probably love this guy.

    You know the drill. It's Friday, so it's also #FollowFriday, so we're going to highlight a Twitter feed we like a bunch and suggest that you go follow it, too. This week, we have the feed for Redshirts-writing, Hugo award-winning, Regency-gown-wearing John Scalzi.

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  9. John Scalzi’s Redshirts Being Made Into A TV Series

    Set phasers to EXCITEMENT.

    If you're a fan of John Scalzi's 2012 Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel Redshirtsthen you'll be happy to know that FX will be adapting the book into a limited-run television series. Well, if this were a television show, that's what we'd expect you to be feeling. You know, if that's what the narrative called for.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: E. coli Dalek is Here to Exterminate Your Stomach

    Things We Saw Today

    Quite the likeness indeed, as I'm sure you'll agree. (T0pless Robot)

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  11. Sci-Fi Luminary John Scalzi Swears Off Cons Without Clear and Prominent Sexual Harassment Policies

    A Lesson in Humility

    John Scalzi's no stranger to taking his clout as a successful (not to mention Hugo and Nebula award nominated/winning) science fiction author, the (now former) president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and a blogger with no small amount of renown and using said clout to do good things for women who create and are interested in science fiction, and sometimes even for women in general. He participated in the first Humble EBook Bundle, where fully half of the items available where created by women, was up for a photoshoot with Jim C. Hines, and when the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure defunded Planned Parenthood for very clearly political reasons, he donated all proceeds from the sale of his ebooks to Planned Parenthood. Now the author, often asked to be a prominent guest at science fiction conventions, is issuing an ultimatum to any con that wants him on their floor that is as simple as it is firm: have specific, clear rules about sexual harassment and a path to report them, and make sure that everyone knows it.

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  12. The Hugo Nominees You Can Read on the Internet, Right Now, For Free

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    It's a fact: every time the Hugos or the Eisners or the Harvey awards get announced, you sweep your eyes down a list of books, stories, comics, and movies that you totally meant to read this year, everybody said they were so good, but you never really get around to it. Or, you say to yourself, awesome, I have a new reading list! And then you never actually follow through. Worry not. Here are all of the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, with, wherever possible, links to excerpts and in some cases the full work available online, right now, for free. Get your read on!

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  13. Male Sci-Fi Writers Pose Like Female Cover Models and Vice Versa in This Two-of-a-Kind Print

    i'll just leave this here

    Fantasy author Jim C. Hines has been waging war against poorly photoshopped, exploitative fantasy and sci-fi novel covers for some time now, in the best way he can think of: by taking pictures of himself attempting to emulate the poses on them, and thus highlight and contrast the inherent sexuality that images of women are frequently imbued with against the power that images of men are. This time, however, he's pulled out all the stops: enlisting three other male science fiction and fantasy authors, and one female one to recreate a cover in its entire. If you're interested in owning a high quality signed print of the image on the right for, as Hines says: "your living room, your bathroom, or maybe on your bedroom ceiling. We won’t judge you!" two exist... and they're both being auctioned off for charity. Check here for updates on both auctions. Previously in Genderswap

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  14. The New Trailer for John Dies At The End Looks Fricking Awesome

    There's a new trailer for the oft-delayed adaptation of David Wong's excellent and totally bizarre novel John Dies at the End, and man, can we not wait for this thing. Meat monsters, interdimensional drug trips, the perpetual leer of Paul Giamatti...what else can one ask for? Oh, how about for the whole shebang to be helmed by Don Coscarelli, whose Phantasm will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Those are a whole lot of things that make us happy crammed into two and a half minutes of trailer. Enjoy it with us, won't you?

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  15. Newest Humble Bundle Offers Books! Half by Women! Pay What You Want! OMG Excited!

    And All Was Right With the World

    If you're not an avid video gamer, you might not be familiar with the Humble Indie Bundle, or you might not have had an avid video gamer friend accost you and demand that you immediately take what's offered by the habitual organizer and offerer of DRM-free indie developed games on a pay-what-you-want system where funds go directly to the game makers and game-related charities. This summer, the Humble Bundle branched out a bit, offering a bundle entirely of nerdy musical artists like MC Frontalot, They Might Be Giants, and Jonathan Coulton. Now the Bundle tackles another frontier: books. Here's how it works:

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  16. The Saga of Neil Gaiman’s Hat Shows Twitter In Miniature

    the internet is serious business

    What began with a candid admission of ones own human limitations becomes a harrowing sci-fi narrative featuring Wesley Crusher up against the terrifying foe of Warrellis, the all consuming force from outside space-time that birthed entropy into our universe. And then somebody made a novelty twitter account for it. Previously in Neil Gaiman

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  17. Things We Saw Today: Rings Shaped Like Harry Potter’s Glasses

    Things We Saw Today

    With added lightning bolt, these have to potential to poke you in the eye but if you're anything like me, you don't care. You can find them in thinkupjewel's Etsy shop. (via Neatorama) 

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  18. Things We Saw Today: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Celebrates Their Victory Against France

    Things We Saw Today

    Congrats, ladies! (via The New York Times.)

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  19. An Aural and Visual Tribute: The Redshirts [Video]

    To Boldly Go

    To commemorate the release of John Scalzi's book Redshirts, the author and Tor teamed up with geek musician Jonathan Coulton to write a song of the same name. And then, TrekPropGuy (on YouTube) threw together this delightfully homicidal tribute to all the redshirts who lost their lives in the name of the Enterprise and its five-year mission. It is truly touching. (via TrekMovie.com) Previously in Star Trek

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  20. Things We Saw Today: Some Positively Divine Diablo Nail Art

    Things We Saw Today

    Undomiele of Deviantart, we are duly impressed. You can see a video of how she did this at When Geeks Wed.

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