Robin Sloan

This morning, prompted by this clipping from @leonardr's great novel Constellation Games, I started a new season of the email newsletter PRIMES with a recommendation to read the book:

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From the newsletter:

When I saw the Kindle clipping pop up this morning, I felt a rush of "aw, I loved that book!" and of course my first impulse was to tweet it, which is a statement approximately equivalent to: my first impulse was to write it on a slip of paper and throw it into the wind. It doesn't work anymore, Twitter; not for things like this. Appreciations, recommendations -- they are swept away and the people who ought to see them, don't.


Or it’s seen but goes into the fav hole—like the five hole in hockey. It scores a point but becomes a tally, not information that gets used as it was intended.


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