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Sloan is on tour to promote the paperback release of his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, winner of the Alex Award and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and others. But who needs awards when the likes of George Saunders describes your debut this-a-way? "Robin Sloan comes across as so bighearted, so in love with the world—the ancient world, the contemporary world—so in love with love, in love with friendship, in love with the idea that our technical abilities can serve as conduits for beauty, that the reader is swept along by his enthusiasm. It’s a lot of fun—but it’s also a powerful reading experience with a wonderful undeniability."