Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly
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.

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James Patrick Kelly is the winner of two Hugo Awards and is the author of "Burn, Think Like a Dinosaur, "and" Wildlife. "He is a columnist for "Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine "and serves as chair of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire. John Kessel is a Nebula, Sturgeon, Tiptree, and Locus award winner and the author of "Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News from Outer Space," and "The" "Pure Product." He teaches science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University and his criticism has appeared in "Foundation," "Los Angeles Times Book Review,"" The New York Review of Science Fiction," and "Science Fiction Age." He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Published August 1, 1997 by Golden Gryphon Pr. 275 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From the author of Look into the Sun (1989), etc., a first story collection of 14 tales, 198497, including the Hugo Awardwinning title piece about the moral and ethical complications that ensue when intelligent space-traveling dinosaurs introduce a teleportation device to Earth.

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