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Topic: Excerpt for Project

From: Kim Nohr
Location: Vernon, BC, Canada
Date: 10/27/2009

Hello Great Bear!

My name is Kim Nohr and I am working on a project for my typography and design class. I was hoping to have permission to copy an excerpt from /Slant/ for my project and wanted to contact you for permission.

I finished reading /Slant/ this summer and the thinking/aware computers were astounding. I have been going back to the story over and over in my head. It would be ideal for my design which I wanted to be about computers and humans. My type face is Minion and its purpose is to serve humanity. The thinkers and the way they communicated with each other and the fear created when one had no parameters about hurting humans... I have been thinking about it over and over for the past few months.

I hoped to be able to print a small excerpt. Particularly about the two super-computers. It's for my final assignment in class. I will not be selling these works. I will create a copy for the type designer and for you. It's a first-year student effort but I would be really honoured if you would let me use an excerpt.

Thank you so much for your time! I loved /Slant/. It's one of the best science fiction novels I have ever read. Thank you so much! ~ Kim Nohr

Re: Excerpt for Project

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/05/2009

Hello, Kim! Please feel free to use the short text for your project. I'd love to see an image when it's finished.

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