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Old February 21 2009, 01:50 AM   #8
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Re: Slightly OT: An election story to amuse us all

Definitely entertaining, and more on-topic than you might think.

The "interstitial material", as some reviewers called it, in A Singular Destiny put me in mind of similar approaches in other novels I've enjoyed in recent years. To name two: David Brin's Earth, and Robert Sawyer's Terminal Experiment. Stuff that served purposes ranging from mood-setting to background info-dumping to comedy relief to foreshadowing.

Deeply appreciated, Keith.

Dwight Williams
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