James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards and his stories have been translated into nineteen languages. Many of the stories in Strangeways, his new digital magazine, have been chosen for selection in Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies. Publisher's Weekly calls Kelly "A meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form ... delivers tight, deceptively simple tales with complex, often delayed reverberations." Locus Magazine writes, "The overall effect of these tales is that while Kelly is something of a dark romantic with a fondness for getting his characters into tragic circumstances of isolation and alienation, he's also someone in love with the sheer narrative possibilities of SF, and with its old-fashioned capacity for wonder."
James Patrick Kelly's Strangeways Number 3by James Patrick Kelly
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Hugo and Nebula award winning writer James Patrick Kelly returns with a guided tour of the end of the world as we know it. Having a hard time keeping up with the sweeping changes in technology and culture? Wondering where it’s all going to? So have many futurists and science fiction writers. In fact, some have predicted that a techno-cultural Singularity is imminent, a moment in the not-too-distant future when the accelerating rate of change opens onto a post-human future. Here are two stories of the coming Singularity. In “The Edge of Nowhere” survivors of a Singularity find themselves trapped in a strange village where nothing seems real, not even themselves. And in “Barry Westphall Crashes the Singularity” a guy steps out of a bar and into the future because a world-spanning artificial intelligence is prying into his sex life. All this plus an essay speculating on the likelihood that our kids will be software when they grow up are featured in Strangeways Number Three.
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