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Keith Ammann

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Keith Ammann Glad you're enjoying them! W/r/t Live to Tell, it's not my decision or even necessarily my publisher's whether or not to publish an audiobook edition.…moreGlad you're enjoying them! W/r/t Live to Tell, it's not my decision or even necessarily my publisher's whether or not to publish an audiobook edition. Instead, an audiobook publisher has to buy the rights. Tantor bought the audiobook rights to The Monsters Know, and Simon & Schuster kept the audiobook rights to MOAR! Monsters in-house, so it's published by Simon & Schuster Audio. However, no one offered to buy the rights to Live to Tell. TBH, I'm not sure that Live to Tell would make that good an audiobook, anyway, since the reader has to be able to see the battle maps in the last section for it to make sense, and there's no good way to translate those to audio.(less)
Keith Ammann It’s spelled "bin'azg," and it's meant to be pronounced bin-AHZG, with a clear glottal stop (as in "uh-oh") between the syllables.…moreIt’s spelled "bin'azg," and it's meant to be pronounced bin-AHZG, with a clear glottal stop (as in "uh-oh") between the syllables.(less)
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Glad you're enjoying them! W/r/t Live to Tell, it's not my decision or even necessarily my publisher's whether or not to publish an audiobook edition. Instead, an audiobook publisher has to buy the rights. Tantor bought the audiobook rights to The Mo See Full Answer
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This book contains a great deal of useful and very important information on how power corrupts, on how it attracts the corruptible, and how and why people are poor judges of integrity in leaders, and I wish I'd liked it better than I did. However, I ...more
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“In studying a philosopher, the right attitude is neither reverence nor contempt, but first a kind of hypothetical sympathy, until it is possible to know what it feels like to believe in his theories, and only then a revival of the critical attitude, which should resemble, as far as possible, the state of mind of a person abandoning opinions which he has hitherto held. Contempt interferes with the first part of this process, and reverence with the second. Two things are to be remembered: that a man whose opinions and theories are worth studying may be presumed to have had some intelligence, but that no man is likely to have arrived at complete and final truth on any subject whatever. When an intelligent man expresses a view which seems to us obviously absurd, we should not attempt to prove that it is somehow true, but we should try to understand how it ever came to seem true. This exercise of historical and psychological imagination at once enlarges the scope of our thinking, and helps ...more Bertrand Russell
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The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
True courage comes not from being certain and unafraid, but from doing what must be done even while being terrified and full of doubts.”
Judging by our politics, this doesn’t seem a popular view of courage in leadership. We seem to prefer our leaders to be utterly convinced of their announced course, to give no quarter to alternative points of view, to leave no room for new information, to never apologize or explain, to display the illusion of strength rather than strength of character, to just be the human version of a locomotive going at full steam down the rails. While I can cite multiple theories explaining why this kind of stay-the-course, doubt-free form of political posturing is actually good for aggregating voter ...more
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The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
Weigh the fish, the universe is knowable. A cruben breaches; the remora detaches. Mewling child, cooing parent, Grand-souled companions, brothers, Wakeful weakness, Empathy that encompasses the world. To imagine new machines, to see unknown lands, To believe the grace of kings belongs to all. Grateful.
One of my favorite parts of TWOS involves the relationship between Luan Zya and Zomi Kidosu. They are, respectively, the best teacher and the best student. Significant turns in my life were catalyzed by teachers and mentors. Elementary school, middle school, high school, college, law school, clerkship, first job, second job, third job—at every stage a teacher stepped forth and said something kind to me that I still remember decades later, made me believe in myself when I had no reason to, showed me a novel way of looking at the universe, modeled for me how to be what I wanted to be … I would ...more
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Not every mind learns the same way. A knife needs to be sharpened against stone, but a pearl needs to be polished with soft cloth.
There’s a lot of “what works for me must work for everyone” in life. A reader thinks that a book he hates must be hated by every right-thinking individual. A family thinks that the way they go about budgeting must be the way everyone else budgets. A city thinks that their solution to housing should be applicable to every place. A country thinks that its way of life must be desirable for everyone in the world, and if the country is sufficiently powerful, that way of life should be imposed on others at point of sword. The internet also seems to be a medium uniquely suited to the genre of ...more
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“Surely [stab] we can come to some [stab] mutually satisfactory arrangement?”
Keith Ammann, The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters

“(It’s a skull! That’s on fire! And hovering! And talking to you!),”
Keith Ammann, The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters

“A chasme (kaz-mee) is a four-legged demonic mosquito the size of a horse.”
Keith Ammann, The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters

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“Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.”
Italian Proverb

“To see what’s right and not do it is cowardice.”
Confucius, The Analects
tags: ethics

“Cowards can handle Arms, can strike where they are sure to meet with no Return, can wound, mangle and murder; but it belongs to brave Men to spare, and to protect.”
Benjamin Franklin, A narrative of the late massacres, in Lancaster County, of a number of Indians, friends of this province, by persons unknown: with some observations on the same

“The culture of our world, right now, is crafted by little boys who only recall being stood up on their first date, and nothing they got after. They don't remember the sand they kicked in other people's eyes, only their own injuries. Our art is cynical and bad-ass and made by people who will not be happy until you join them in the church of "everything is fucked up, so throw up your hands." This is art as anesthesia.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The ax forgets; the tree remembers.”
Shona proverb




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