“The Allatians believe that they have a writing system superior to all others. Unlike books written in alphabets, syllabaries, or logograms, an Allatian books capture tone, voice, inflection, emphasis, intonation, rhythm.
It is simultaneously a score and a recording.”
“The Quatzoli do not believe that thinking and writing are different things at all.
They are a race of mechanical beings, themselves books. Each carries within its stone brain a written record of the accumulated wisdom of all its ancestors.”
“The Tull-Toks claim that everything in the universe can be read. Each star is a living text, each planet contains a poem, written out in the bleak, jagged, staccato rhythm of bare rocky cores or the lyrical, lingering, rich rhymes of swirling gas giants.”
You can follow @singareddynm.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.