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  • I saw this on Twitter and thought it's a really nice story about serendipity. I wish to offend no one, but let me know if I have to take it down or anonymize it. Redshirts is a book and Quake is a video game

    I almost gave up on Scalzi's Redshirts, but in the second half I started to literally laugh out loud.— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) June 17, 2012

    Seeing a tweet from @ID_AA_Carmack about Redshirts reminds that MANY years ago, I sent him an email offering to write a Quake novel.— John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 18, 2012

    @scalzi Wow, I am slightly astonished at that.Now I am wondering if there are any other potentially great authors or musicians that I ...— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) June 18, 2012

    @scalzi ... may have demoralized by ignoring.I have always tried to be supportive of aspiring programmers, but I have ignored many others.— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) June 18, 2012

    @ID_AA_Carmack Heh. I wasn't demoralized; I knew at the time it was a shot in the dark. And there was no way to know I'd write novels later.— John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 18, 2012
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