Replace “villain” with “Patrick Nielsen Hayden,” “the monologue” with “blogging on Making Light” and “his dastardly plan” with “what’s up with the upcoming Tor.Com site,” and you’ve got some idea of what’s going on here.
For those of you confused by so many quotation marks, PNH is explaining why Tor is giving away so many free eBooks recently, and how you can be part of it.
Yes, you. Don’t look over your shoulder, man. We’re having a conversation, you and me. What I’m saying is that the plan for Tor.Com is pretty damn cool.
Yes, I’ve known about all this for a while.
Yes, I’m involved in a more than tangential way.
Bwa ha ha ha ha hah ha.
Hmmm, that last sentence was missing something. Oh yes:
There we go.