Item description for Wreck of the Godspeed: And Other Stories by James Patrick Kelly...
Overview Thirteen short stories, from a HAL-like interstellar ship and a colorful group of pilgrims seeking new worlds, to a retelling of the Garden of Eden story from the serpent's view.
Providing new insights into the human psyche, this remarkable collection gathers 13 cutting-edge tales of science fiction that reveal both the dark and light side of progress. In the Nebula award-winner, "Burn," an idyllic planet wrestles with ecological responsibility and terrorism, while the problems and temptations of a happy virtual reality are examined in "The Dark Side of Town." Colorful pilgrims travel to new worlds until their ship's artificial intelligence begins to act strangely in the namesake, "The Wreck of the Godspeed," and the extent that future television programs will go to get ratings is explored in "The Leila Torn Show," Combining hard technology with complex, character-based dilemmas, each inventive narrative shares the message that science is not a panacea and often leads to personal decisions that are neither clear nor easy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Golden Gryphon Press
ISBN 1930846517 ISBN13 9781930846517
Availability 0 units.
More About James Patrick Kelly
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.
James Patrick Kelly currently resides in Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire.