So an 11
she’s a 10 but she has so many books in her TBR pile she’ll have to be buried with them like a pharaoh
Nobody with any choice in the matter is returning to the suburban office park. https://twitter.com/PaulSkallas/status/1544497712334258176
People say they don’t have time to read books. However they’d have plenty of time if they stopped following the news, responding to work emails or interacting with colleagues.
A helpful thread for this white guy trying to make sense of the oddly hollow feeling after Lucas finally got more to do in S4, among many other things
THREAD: #StrangerThings has Anti-Blackness as a significant root of the series’ fabric. “Representation,” but at the expense of Black characters through the white gaze, colorism, Anti-Black tropes, erasure, and a lack of character development.
NFTs have become a sociological innovation by pushing the boundaries of our understanding and asking us to question who, really, is the victim of a scam?
This is the root of it. Public goods are equalizing agents; in their absence, there is only raw power competition in which the groups with legacy power win.
I want the left to defend public goods -- the *idea* of public goods -- as passionately as cons attack them. https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/1544703633933090816
Looking very directly at the parallels between transphobia and antisemitism
Thread looking directly at the logics of genocide
I made a bunch of refinements to my essay about my vocabulary for talking about different points on the political spectrum and the relationships between them
NEW: @Apple@twitter.com's #LockdownMode is radical reduction of the threat surface of an iPhone.
Cannot overstate how big a change this is for Apple.
So important that people at higher digital risk have the option to harden their phones.
This is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. (Detroit, MI)
as i see it, you cannot begin to meet the current moment without grasping two things:
*opponents of civil rights are acting from a set of beliefs that has its own internal coherence and logic, and
*they are telling you what they want to do, and they will do it
Here is a snap from my old journal from my Faery tradition training. This was an angelic being I encountered. It appeared as many free-floating geometric shapes, held together by a sort of "cloud", with many different insect-like yes and a plume on top. Definitely different.
Anyway, I recommend all of these writers ... except Simmons, who turns out to be a bloodthirsty fascist
Meanwhile, much as I love the designs of the re-issues of these novels by (IMHO) the greatest living American writer, they don't suggest how very different they are from one another.
(Though in fairness, that original 'Nova' cover also misrepresents what it will deliver!)
I know that @ThornCoyle@twitter.com carefully curates their own covers, to communicate the distinct voices of their different series
Some contemporary SFF covers do well at communicating their contents — I suspect that the versatile @firstname.lastname@example.org's agent had a hand in ensuring that we can tell which of these books are adventure yarns, which is a YA about friendship, and which are bracing examinations of identity
Later editions of 'The Iron Dragon's Daughter' made different promises for what one would find inside:
something a bit literary? maybe gritty and pessimistic?
I am reminded of when an SFF shopkeeper looked at the books I was buying and told me that I should pick up Michael Swanwick's 'The Iron Dragon's Daughter', saying, "the cover will make you think you don't want it, but you do".
They were right on both counts.
This is an old guy grumble but I am an old guy.
It is not that the newer covers are bad. They are lovely. They are better!
But I do not know how to decode them and discern what kind of book I am looking at. Old SFF covers have a semiotics.
To whoever is doing this to scifi book covers: I just want to talk.
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