We use novels, not old newspapers, to get a sense of what life was like 100 years ago. I believe 100 years from now, future generations will still use novels the same way. They’ll use novels, not tweets or posts like this. And they’ll use the rich ones — the ones that have things to say things about culture and politics, the ones that absorb and synthesize.
Robin Sloan, writing for The New York Times, on the future of fiction. (via jarrettfuller)
Nadyezhda wondered. ‘If one can’t say anything, why say anything?’
The Duel, Anton Chekhov
I think I bookgasmed.