John Scalzi attempts to finesse a tricky social triangle. And he actually does a pretty good job of walking the tightrope, in which he simultaneously:
- Insinuates that he is friends with Neil Gaiman.
- Implies that he does not approve of Neil Gaiman’s heavily-criticized globetrotting excursion in the face of the Scottish lockdown.
- Insists that he is not obliged to publicly condemn Neil Gaiman’s behavior.
A solid, creditable performance. I give it 8 of 10.