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Dan Koboldt is a genetics researcher who has co-authored more than 70 publications in Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. Every fall, he disappears into the woods to pursue whitetail deer bow and arrow. He lives with his wife and three children in Ohio, where the deer take their revenge by eating all of the plants in his backyard.

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Dan Koboldt is on page 240 of 480 of Spinning Silver: A little over halfway through. The writing is lovely. This isn't necessarily my "type" of story, because no one has yet been stabbed. It often has me feeling a little sad for the characters, too. Even so, I can't stop reading.
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“The best illusions aren’t a matter of technology, but of performance. First, you open the minds of the audience. Then you fill them with exactly what you want them to know.”
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