Science fiction author John Scalzi began writing the Whatever blog in 1998, posting about a wide variety of topics including the core themes of politics, writing, and science fiction, which helped him accrue an audience of roughly 40,000 daily readers over the course of a decade. In 2002, Scalzi serialized a novel, Old Man’s War, on his website and got the attention of Patrick Nielsen Hayden, a senior editor at Tor Books—which, starting in 2005, published that book, three sequels, and another novel over a three-year period, with yet another book on the way for 2009.
Publishing industry observer Ron Hogan will interview Scalzi and Nielsen Hayden about, among other topics:
Ron Hogan created Beatrice.com in 1995, making it one of the oldest continuously running literary websites on the Internet. He also writes about the publishing industry at GalleyCat.com and speaks frequently at industry conferences and book festivals, including Tools of Change and BookExpo America.
from Wikipedia: John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an author and online writer, best known for his Hugo Award-nominated science fiction novel Old Man’s War, released by Tor Books in January 2005, and for his blog Whatever, at which he has written daily on a number of topics since 1998. He has also written a number of non-fiction books.
From Wikipedia: Patrick James Nielsen Hayden (born January 2, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan), often abbreviated as PNH, is an American science fiction editor, fan, fanzine publisher, essayist, reviewer, anthologist, teacher and blogger. He is a World Fantasy Award and Hugo Award winner (with nine nominations for the latter award), and is a Senior Editor and the Manager of Science Fiction at Tor Books.
Tobias Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling Caribbean-born science fiction author of several novels and fifty short stories. He also consults and designs eBooks for Subterranean Press.
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