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March 23, 2005

Welcome F6Rider and ValkyrieRiders Visitors

My uncle Gale "oZ" Scalzi was kind enough to put a big ol' ad for Old Man's War on F6Rider.com, the home site for the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club, which is the largest Honda Valkyrie club in the world, and that ad included a link back here. So, if you're coming over from F6Rider.com, howdy! I'm glad to have you visit. Wander through and make yourself comfortable. Here's a bio of me, so you'll know a little more about me than me just being oZ's nephew. Here's also a page about my books, so you know what else I've written.

What you're on now is the Whatever, a blog where I write, well, whatever it is I feel like writing about. At the moment that includes writing and editing (I'll be guest-editing a science fiction magazine soon), the Terry Schiavo issue, rational vs. irrational politics, and playing with Photoshop to create some really spooky pictures (I promise you neither I nor my adorable child actually look like the spooky pictures. I swear). It's a whole range of topics, and I hope you like what you see and will consider coming by often.

Those of you who know Gale personally know about his love for music; well, it runs in the family, and here's some music I've put together myself. Enjoy.

And those of you who are already regular visitors here -- Hey! Check out my uncle's site, why don't you. It's very cool: About seven years ago he put up a page to celebrate his enjoyment of the Honda Valkyrie motorcycle, and now it's the hub of entire motorcycle subculture, complete with awesome road trips and gatherings and 20,000 members. Not bad for a homebrewed site done for the love of it. It's cool. My uncle's cool.

Posted by john at March 23, 2005 10:21 PM

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Soni | March 24, 2005 01:59 AM

What is it with you Scalzi's and this apparently fey touch with websites. Ol' Unc puts up a site about his Honda (like God knows how many enthusiasts) and now it's ground zero for cyclists around the world. You put up a simple blog (which God knows every DNA-carrying amoeboid on the planet has done) and now you've got more steady readers than half the blogosphere put together and several publishing gigs cherry-picked from it's sparkling pages.

If Athena ever goes live, I fully expect the contents to alter reality as we know if on a molecular level. And I am so looking forward to those lilac and sparkle-pink zebras.

Marty | March 24, 2005 05:46 AM

Wow, what a great site. Thanks for sharing, John.

industrial music composer | March 24, 2005 01:19 PM

I love Valkyries

david k | March 24, 2005 06:46 PM

i was wearing my scalzi.com"I hate your politics" t-shirt at work the other day,when one of our customers (viking motorcycles)said'hey, I'm related to him!'I can't remember whether he was a cousin or an uncle,but we had a good time reminiscing about you.he admitted to not having seen you since your wedding(myself as well),but asked that i say hi.Of course,i can't remember his name,I'm horrible that way.So from all us so-cal motocyclists,a shout out to ya!

John Scalzi | March 24, 2005 07:07 PM

Probably my cousin; I've seen my uncle since my wedding. It is indeed a small world! And of course, I'm appalled I haven't seen you since then; we'll have to correct that.

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