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ISBN: 978-1-61037-320-3
Ebook: 978-1-61037-321-0
Page count: 222
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Published: August 2016

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Edited and designed by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Cover design by Jas Hayden, incorporating calligraphy by Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Other NESFA Press books by Teresa Nielsen Hayden:
Making Book

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Framingham, MA 01701
fax: 617-776-3243

Twenty-two years ago, there was Making Book. It was a finalist for the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction Book, but lost out to the dead guy. It's been through three printings and is still available from NESFA Press.


Making Conversation, selected from TNH's writing since 1994, will be first available at MidAmeriCon II, and afterward from NESFA Press in softcover and e-book form. 222 pages, 59 essays (long and short) about time, space, genre, editing, gardening, saints, libraries, food, democracy, drink, insanity, fear, hamsters, chaos, moderation, palimpsests, fanfic, clichés, books, slush, spelling, scams, sleep, fantasy, policing, infundibula, trolls, writing, knitting, fandom, habaneros, exposition, management, Selectrics, Brooklyn, literary agents, pygmy mammoths, and the true cure for scurvy.

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Original printing, xx copies, $15.00 at MidAmeriCon II, August 2016.