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March 23, 2006

Dear Asimov's and Analog: Not to Complain, But...

The Web sites for Asimov's and Analog have a "blogs" section that's supposed to rotate between various science fiction blogs once a month but has had mine (and Jonathan Strahan's) featured since November. It's not that I don't appreciate the attention, but five months is a sufficiently long time, and also, since both Asimov's and Analog are owned by Dell Magazines, which sponsors the Campbell Awards, having my blog featured there (and not the blogs of the other five Campbell nominees) sends some potentially troublesome, albeit certainly inadvertant, messages.

Basically, this would be a good time for these sites to rotate their blogs. Might I suggest the blogs of Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier? Thanks.

Posted by john at March 23, 2006 12:35 PM

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CoolBlue | March 23, 2006 02:59 PM

Steve Barnes also has a blog at http://darkush.blogspot.com/

John H | March 23, 2006 05:34 PM

Not to slight Scott or Justine - I think they are wonderful writers. But they tend to be occasional bloggers at best. Perhaps they stuck with your blog because you're constantly adding new entries...

Jonathan Strahan | March 23, 2006 07:05 PM

As much as I appreciate the attention, and as wonderful as your blog is, I can only second that. There are a lot of great blogs out there: go pay attention to them too.

David Moles | March 24, 2006 02:50 AM

Heh -- I just got an email from them asking if they can use mine. Which I believe they already did just last August or September.

David Moles | March 24, 2006 02:51 AM

(P.S.: John: Award nominations: Congrats!)

John Scalzi | March 24, 2006 04:03 AM


They never asked me if they could use mine. Not that I minded, of course.

They do seem to have updated their blogs. Interestingly, the blogs they have updated to seem to be discontinued (both point to newer blogs their authors are doing).

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