Interpreting the Gamma

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:

  1. Insinuates that he is friends with Neil Gaiman.
  2. Implies that he does not approve of Neil Gaiman’s heavily-criticized globetrotting excursion in the face of the Scottish lockdown.
  3. Insists that he is not obliged to publicly condemn Neil Gaiman’s behavior.
And all without actually staking a position to which he can be held accountable. Comments, of course, are closed. Secret King wins again!

A solid, creditable performance. I give it 8 of 10.