Think Like a Dinosaur

Think Like a Dinosaur : And Other Stories

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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 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. This replaces 0965590194.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 19mm | 371g
  • Collinsville, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1930846207
  • 9781930846203
  • 1,438,063

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""Readers attuned to Kelly's singular attitude and approach should find much to appreciate."
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About James Patrick Kelly

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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