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Jo Walton for Tor.

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But... but... what color nail polish was Jo wearing when she wrote this?

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It's the fluffiest, content-lite blurbing passing for a review I've read in a while. She doesn't seem to know what a review - even of a classic novel - is supposed to consist of. So while we're at it I demand to know what color nail polish she's wearing and also what she plans to have for lunch. I mean, that's the point of the Twitter gener... SQUIRREL!...


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Post Re: Jo Walton reviews Starman Jones for Tor
Well for that matter Charlie Brown reviewed Moon recently also.....was that also a new release?


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Eh, if anyone this side of Panshin writes a modern review of a Heinlein novel, I'd call that a win for our side. I won't look a gift horse in the mouth.


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Yes, yes, I figured you or someone else would say something about all publicity, good publicity, etc. so forth.

But other than the mention of the title, that "review" does nothing to inspire a newcomer to want to read the book. If anything it's a little offputting. Only a newish RAH reader who perhaps had not heard of or gotten 'round to that title would be inspired.

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