@greenjon Thank you!
@janellecshane Congrats! SH is a hard market to crack, well done!
@mwlucas Thank you so much!
@janellecshane that was excellent! it seems so natural that droids would form their own language given their allowed subset of signals.
@lunchgirl Thank you so much! I've heard from linguists who read it who said, yeah, that could totally happen. And then started thinking about information density and phonemes
@janellecshane That was very good!
I can't remember the last time I read some scifi, but I adored it as a child. Eifelheim is the last actual book I read that resembles scifi.
Thanks for posting!
@gemlog Thank you so much!!
If you want to read some more science fiction and liked the style of my story, I highly recommend the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. First book is All Systems Red
@gemlog Definitely read the Murderbot Diaries stories.
I started reading them after Janelle Shane recommended them on Twitter and I'm now hooked. Maybe it's because I see a bit of myself in Murderbot: no, not the "Pew Pew" part, the 'I rather not interact with humans unless I have to' part. 🙂
@janellecshane Congratulations! So, you are a certified fiction-writer now :)
@janellecshane That was a great story! I love first contact stories that have some thought put into them, instead of just waving it all off with very advanced translators, and it definitely shows you did a lot of research for this one.
This reminds me I really need to buy your book. And I'm looking forward to reading more science fiction from you, too.
I enjoyed listening to it on their #StrangeHorizons #podcast :)
@janellecshane Thank you for this - I really liked it!
@janellecshane I have read your sci-fi story "68:Hazard:Cold" and liked it a lot! Thanks for sharing and keep them coming :)
@janellecshane It was lovely, loved the linguisticky parts the most. Glad to hear the story on their podcast.
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