I hate to be the one to say it, but my dear friend, John Scalzi, is telling lies. He claims that authors aren’t machines.
So, not true. We’re all robots. Every single one of us.
Especially Maureen. She is one of the screaming author models.
Scalzi, himself, is one of the lazy author models. I know this because I am too. Once or twice we’ve gotten through cons by swapping out parts. (There’s not always time to get a tune up in the middle of a busy con.) It’s one of the bonuses of hanging out with same prototype robots.
I hope that’s cleared things up for everyone.