Pirates of the Universe by Terry Bisson

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A New York Times Notable Book for 1996.

"It is the Bissons of the field ... upon whom the future of science fiction depends."
—Washington Post Book World

"What's not to like? Laconic, corrosive future satire with a real space hero and vacuum jellyfish aliens that embody the strong anthropic principle. America never had it so good!"
—John Kessel, Nebula winning author of, Good News from Outer Space

Here come the Peteys! Vacuum jellyfish the size of small moons, they drift through our solar system like messengers from another universe. Some worship them, others study them, and still others hunt them for their skins, which are more valuable than gold or even oil on the ruined, depleted Earth.

Gunther is a hunter. He knows the rules. He knows the risks. He knows the rewards. What he doesn't know, is that he's being hunted too.

About the Author: Best known for his short stories "They're Made out of Meat" and "Bears Discover Fire," Terry Bisson has won every major award in SF, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Sturgeon and Locus awards, and France's Gran Prix de l'Imaginaire. He lives in California.

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Terry Bisson is a well-known author of science fiction books for adults and children. He lives in New York.
Published May 21, 2013 by JumperCable Books. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gordon gets to create a new universe, while the annoyingly passive Gun gets his girl and retires to his anodyne theme park.

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In the six years since the publication of his celebrated satire Voyage to the Red Planet, Bisson has published only short stories--one of which, ""Bears Discover Fire,"" won both a Nebula and a Hugo.

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