The Girl Who Loved Animals by Bruce McAllister
And Other Stories

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From his first professional story written when he was 16, “The Faces Outside,” to his most critically acclaimed work, the novelette Dream Baby—a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards—these 17 stories showcase the author’s five decades of science fiction writing. Whether it be an elderly woman who uses her vast wealth to create a genetically perfect son (“Angels”) or a young boy who learns the rituals of an alien culture in order to obtain an assassin’s help for his unborn sister (“Kin”), the stories resonate with a child’s sense of wonder coming face-to-face with the realities of the human condition in a science-fictional world. The book also features story notes that reveal each story’s origin as well as the influences—both literary and human—on the author’s life and writing career. An introduction by science fiction great Harry Harrison, an afterword by the John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Barry N. Malzberg, and cover art by 2005 Chesley Award–winner John Picacio, make this a keepsake collection.
 

About Bruce McAllister

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Bruce McAllister has been a writer of science fiction stories and novels for five decades. He is a former teacher at the University of Redlands and, in addition to being a writer, is currently a freelance writing coach and book and screenplay consultant. He lives in Redlands, California.
 
Published October 1, 2007 by Golden Gryphon Press. 308 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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