Think Like a Dinosuar

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This first major retrospective collects Kelly's finest short fiction from a 20-year career and includes a dazzling array of work, from hard science fiction and Twilight Zone-inspired fantasies to stark futuristic horror. The grim fable "Pogrom" presents a near-futuristic scenario in which internecine warfare has broken out between the aging boomer generation and a youthful dispossessed proletariat who must support them. The landmark novella "Mr. Boy" is the wildly inventive tale of a genetically stunted ...
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Overview

This first major retrospective collects Kelly's finest short fiction from a 20-year career and includes a dazzling array of work, from hard science fiction and Twilight Zone-inspired fantasies to stark futuristic horror. The grim fable "Pogrom" presents a near-futuristic scenario in which internecine warfare has broken out between the aging boomer generation and a youthful dispossessed proletariat who must support them. The landmark novella "Mr. Boy" is the wildly inventive tale of a genetically stunted 12-year-old who literally lives inside his mother, who has turned herself into a three-quarter-scale model of the Statue of Liberty. "The First Law of Thermodynamics" is a remarkable evocation of the psychedelic sixties-the time of Vietnam, Kent State, and acid rock-in which, like that era itself, nothing is what it appears to be. The now-famous title story, "Think Like a Dinosaur," is a tale of a transporter beam maintained by aliens, through which humanity can visit the stars.


About the Author:
James Patrick Kelly is the author of Strange but Not a Stranger, Wildlife, Heroines, Look into the Sun, Freedom Beach, and Plant of Whispers. He has won the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award twice. He writes a column on the Internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930846203
  • Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2003
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,092,612
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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