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May 21, 2006

Pictures from the Scalzi Compound

Because I've been too busy writing The Last Colony to write something here today. Today's scene involved a sorghum field! Aren't you excited.

Posted by john at May 21, 2006 10:27 PM

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Steve | May 21, 2006 10:48 PM

Wow! Sorghum! The *real* meaning of the S in SF.

I can't wait for The Last Colony if it features sorghum! I know the chinese make wine out of it.

Hey, is sorghum a grass or a legume?

:P

John Scalzi | May 21, 2006 10:49 PM

It's a grain.

Steve | May 21, 2006 11:10 PM

Ah ... so a variety of grass. Well, that's my sorghum interest expired ... luckily I'd still be 99% likely to buy the book even if it didn't feature grain.

John Scalzi | May 21, 2006 11:15 PM

It also has a scene involving a goat.

Steve | May 21, 2006 11:41 PM

A goat! Heck, where do I preorder this SF (speculative farming) thrillride?

If it doesn't give away too much, is there any goat/sorghum interaction?

John Scalzi | May 22, 2006 12:49 AM

Oh, wouldn't you like to know.

Wan Zafran | May 22, 2006 01:30 AM

Yes, we would like to know, Mr Scalzi.

John Scalzi | May 22, 2006 07:23 AM

Well, you'll all find out. About a year from now.

Harvey | May 22, 2006 08:51 AM

Would this be "HAGGIS" in the book?

Harvey | May 22, 2006 08:58 AM

IF you fed the goat sorghum and then gave it sugarcane would it produce molasses?


or just darker goat s___t?

Oh! wait...... a double dose of sorghum molasses

just what the Dr. ordered for the religious left and right.

Joe Hass | May 22, 2006 09:07 AM

Farmer: I keep telling you, I just grow sorghum here.
Man: [voice over] Uh huh. And where are the hookers?
Farmer: [points] 'round back. [realizes] Whoops.

Doug | May 22, 2006 07:34 PM

Having grown up just out side of Tipp City, dated a young woman from Casstown, and played Bradford in High School sports, I always get a kick out of your pictures of the area. It's kind of cool knowing there's a good SF author keeping watch over the old neighborhood! :-)

Smurf | May 24, 2006 09:02 AM

I suppose I'm playing myself, but those two tire swing thingys looked like handcuffs to me.

Wild Waldo | May 24, 2006 09:32 PM

You must be constantly using that camera, with all the shots you keep turning up. I think that second one in this post (the playset?) is probably the shot I liked most out of all that I've seen here yet.

Granted, I'm hardly an art critic, and am still learning the world of photography myself, but it's fun to watch your progression as you get more and more able to capture what you were looking for.

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