Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and now splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. His first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, is coming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October. You can learn more at and follow along at @robinsloan.

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Here’s What We Got

Stacks allow you to control the rhythm of an argument at the level of the sentence, the phrase, or even the individual word.