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Making Conversation

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A collection of essays drawn from the online world on subjects as varied as moderation and trolling, cooking, hamster-rearing, fanfic, narcolepsy, the engineering marvels of the IBM Selectric, and more.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 17th 2016 by NESFA Press
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Sherwood Smith
Pygmy mammoths!

Lost fandoms!

How to do engaging narrative voice . . . gross recipes for food you wouldn't want to eat . . . transnistrian infundibulators. Narcolepsy.

The thing about this collection of essays is that you can open the book to any page and fall into a witty, sharply observed, delightful bit of arcana, or wisdom. "Chaos is Not Your Friend" is disturbingly current, though it first appeared in 2004. Then there are glimpses of the fannish past--and that includes Lost Fandoms.

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John
This is the second collection of post and responses from author’s blog, “Making Light.”
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Hit or miss as with so many essay collections but when she hits it is out of the park. Definitely a keeper for those ten minute reading opportunities when you want to be able to read something and finish it is short amount of time.
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