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A Portion for Foxes
     

A Portion for Foxes

by Brook West
 

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Set in near-future Japan, this novelette tells of Tadashi's quest to finish a virtual reality device to make his elderly mother happier living in the city when she misses life on her farm. And then Tadashi meets the woman of his dreams. . . .

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Set in near-future Japan, this novelette tells of Tadashi's quest to finish a virtual reality device to make his elderly mother happier living in the city when she misses life on her farm. And then Tadashi meets the woman of his dreams. . . .

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013062672
Publisher:
Callihoo Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
190 KB

Meet the Author

Brook West grew up in Holladay, Utah, where he took an interest in fantasy and science fiction at an early age.

He's had an eclectic and wide variety of jobs. He served as a Marine in Vietnam, and later served as a missionary in Japan for the LDS church. As an electronics technician he's repaired everything from radar equipment to mainframe computers. He's spent time at sea, worked as a bookbinder in both Western and Japanese styles, built ultrasonic sensors for artificial arms, worked on field studies of lizard diets, made jewelry, worked as a lifeguard, made maps (including a map of the geomorphology of the Dao Vallis area of Mars), published fanzines, scuba dived, worked in a pharmacy, participated in an archaeological dig in western Utah, and more. He has studied Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic, and is fairly fluent both reading and writing Japanese.

In college he studied world building, earning a degree in physical geography, with a minor in biology. This works nicely when he collaborates on stories with his wife, who is an anthropologist. He builds worlds, and she peoples them. He was a published finalist in the 11th Writers of the Future contest. That story appeared in the same volume as his wife's (which won the contest's grand prize for the year).

He served ten years as the Nebula Awards Editor for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and received the Service to SFWA Award in recognition of his work.

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