So an 11

RT @bookishseawitch@twitter.com

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

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bookishseawitch/st

RT @andybudd@twitter.com

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.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/andybudd/status/15

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

RT @yourariesmedia@twitter.com

THREAD: 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.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/yourariesmedia/sta

RT @lemeilleurpat@twitter.com

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?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lemeilleurpat/stat

RT @drvolts@twitter.com

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. twitter.com/jbouie/status/1544

🐦🔗: twitter.com/drvolts/status/154

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

miniver.blogspot.com/2014/03/a

RT @jsrailton@twitter.com

NEW: @Apple@twitter.com's 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.

Some thoughts 1/
apple.com/newsroom/2022/07/app

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1

RT @swordsjew@twitter.com

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

🐦🔗: twitter.com/swordsjew/status/1

RT @StormFaerywolf@twitter.com

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.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/StormFaerywolf/sta

Anyway, I recommend all of these writers ... except Simmons, who turns out to be a bloodthirsty fascist

miniver.blogspot.com/2006/05/w

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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!)

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I know that @ThornCoyle@twitter.com carefully curates their own covers, to communicate the distinct voices of their different series

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Some contemporary SFF covers do well at communicating their contents — I suspect that the versatile @gaileyfrey@twitter.com'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

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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?

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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.

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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.

RT @mnolangray@twitter.com

To whoever is doing this to scifi book covers: I just want to talk.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mnolangray/status/

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