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Science fiction writer James Patrick Kelly has won -- and lost -- many awards. Hear him read his stories, novels and column about the internet.



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Feb 12, 2017 James patrick Kelly
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This story was first published in Asimov's Sceience Fiction Magazine in June of 2003. It is read by the author.
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Topics: robots, sex, house, fairytale
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Dec 2, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This story is read by the author, James Patrick Kelly. It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 1989. If you like what you hear, check out more JPK stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
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Topics: Kelly, fantasy, gardening, jamespatrickkelly, daylily, hosta, telepathy
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Oct 14, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This novelette was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2005. It is read by the author.
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Topics: singularity, dogs, writing, Mondrian, sciencefiction, literature, utopia
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Oct 14, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This novelette was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2005. It is read by the author.
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Topics: singularity, dogs, writing, Mondrian, sciencefiction, literature, utopia
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Sep 4, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This novella was first published in the anthology BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg from the Science Fiction Book Club. It is read by the author.
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Topics: starship, aliens, transporter, space opera, religion, science fiction
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Sep 3, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is a recording of a staged one act play produced by New Hampshire Theatre Project, directed by Genevieve Aichele and starring the late Lisa Richardson. The play was adapted by Jim Kelly from his story, "Breakaway, Backdown" which originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1996. If you like what you hear, why not check out other JPK stuff at his website www.jimkelly.net.
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Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, space, jamespatrickkelly, astronaut
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Aug 5, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This novella was first published in the anthology BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg from the Science Fiction Book Club. It is read by the author.
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Topics: starship, aliens, transporter, space opera, religion, science fiction
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Aug 5, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is the third chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
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Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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Jul 31, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is the second chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
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Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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Jul 30, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is the first chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
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Topic: Aliens, detectives, lesbians, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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Jul 25, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is Part Six of "The Last Judgment" on the Free Reads Podcast. It was written by James Patrick Kelly and is performed by Genevieve Aichele. This novella was the cover story of the April/May 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
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Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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Jul 25, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is Part Five of "The Last Judgment" on the Free Reads Podcast. It was written by James Patrick Kelly and is performed by Genevieve Aichele. This novella was the cover story of the April/May 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
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Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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Jul 25, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is Part Three of "The Last Judgment" on the Free Reads Podcast. It was written by James Patrick Kelly and is performed by Genevieve Aichele. This novella was the cover story of the April/May 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
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Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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Jul 25, 2016 James Patrick Kelly
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This is Part Two of "The Last Judgment" on the Free Reads Podcast. It was written by James Patrick Kelly and is performed by Genevieve Aichele. This novella was the cover story of the April/May 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
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Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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Oct 6, 2012 James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
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This is the Guest of Honor interview between John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly which took place at Readercon in Burlington, Massachusetts in July of 2008
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Topics: Kessel, Kelly, ReaderCon, Sf, Writing
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Oct 5, 2012 James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
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This is the Guest of Honor interview between John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly which took place at Readercon in Burlington, Massachusetts in July of 2008
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Topics: Kessel, Kelly, ReaderCon, Sf, Writing
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Oct 19, 2011 James Patrick Kelly
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This story was first published in the June 2009 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. It is read by the author.
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Topics: colony, lunar, moon, space, exploration
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This is part one of a reading by James Patrick Kelly at the Richard Hugo House from March of 2008. "The Ice IS Singing" was first published in Realms of Fantasy in April 2003.
Topics: skating, horror, JamesPatrickKelly, ice, Christmas
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This column was written and read by James Patrick Kelly. It first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in August, 2004. To read the column and check out the links, click over to my website www.jimkelly.net
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, timetravel: time, timemachine, jamespatrickkelly, hgwells
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Here is the eighteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This story was first published in Asimov's Sceience Fiction Magazine in June of 2003. It is read by the author.
Topics: robots, sex, house, fairytale
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This story was first published in Asimov's Sceience Fiction Magazine in June of 2003. It is read by the author.
Topics: robots, sex, house, fairytale
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Here is the twenty-fifth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the first part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. For more cool JPK stuff, check out my website www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the third part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This novelette was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2005. It is read by the author.
Topics: ingularity, dogs, writing, Mondrian, sciencefiction, literature, utopia
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Here is the eleventh part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the thirtieth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This is the fourth chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This podcast first appeared as a column in the "On The Net" series in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in November of 2004. To read the column and follow the links, check out my website: www.jimkelly.net
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, Cory Doctorow, jamespatrickkelly, filesharing, darknet, DRM
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Here is the twenty-second part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This story was first published online in The Infinite Matrix in January 2006
Topics: humor, YA, comedy, school, schoolbus, paint, yellow
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This short story was first published online at Tor.com in May, 2011. It is read by the author.
Topics: slipstream, raccoons, paranoia, house fire, opthamologist, end of the world
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This short story was first published online at Tor.com in May, 2011. It is read by the author.
Topics: slipstream, raccoons, paranoia, house fire, opthamologist, end of the world
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- James Patrick Kelly
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Here is the twenty-ninth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This story first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2009. It is read by the author.
Topics: Moon, lunarcolony, space, swimming
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Here is the seventh part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This story has a really, really long title: "Bierhorst, R. G., Seera, B. L. and Jannifer, R. P. ‘Proof of the Existence of God and an Afterlife.’ Journal of Experimental Psychology. Volume 95, Spring, 2007, pages 32-36" It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in August 1998 and is read by the author. If you like what you hear check out more JPK stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, God, jamespatrickkelly, heaven, death
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This story is read by the author, James Patrick Kelly. It was first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in May, 2004. If you like what you hear check out more JPK stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, fantasy, devil, jamespatrickkelly, Satan, Eden
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This is a complete and unabridged reading of "Don't Stop" by James Patrick Kelly, which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2007. The introduction and afterword first appeared on James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod on Audible.com
Topics: Ghosts, runners, joggers, audible
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- James Patrick Kelly
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Here is the twenty-seventh part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This is the sixth chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This story was first published in the June 2009 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. It is read by the author.
Topics: colony, lunar, moon, space, exploration
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This story has been nominated for the Science Fiction Writers of America's Nebula Award for the best short story of 2009. It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June of 2009.
Topics: moon, YA, sciencefiction, hibernation, space, Nebula
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This is part three of a reading by James Patrick Kelly at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington in March, 2008. "The Pyramid of Amirah" was first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March, 2002
Topics: pyramids, religion, sacrifice, transcendence, jokes
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- James Patrick Kelly
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Here is the twenty-first part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This story was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June of 1998. It is read by the author.
Topics: aliens, marsupials, gender, science fiction, parents
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Here is the nineteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing,
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the seventeenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the twentieth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
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- James Patrick Kelly
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Here is the fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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Here is the fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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This is part two of a reading by James Patrick Kelly at the Richard Hugo House from March of 2008. "Unique Vistiors" was first published in UNIVERSE edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber in 1999.
Topics: timetravel, extinction, sciencefiction, future, Shakespeare, immortality
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This is the eighth chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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Here is the fifteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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This story originally appeared in the April 2008 issue of Nature. It is read by the author.
Topics: Nature, shopping, shoppers, Kelly, robots, aging
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This is a story that was published on the web as part of the Tumbarumba (http://transition.turbulence.org/Works/tumbarumba/) Anthology. It is read by the author.
Topics: fans, painting, genies, shapeshifters, apprentice, art, allegory
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Here is the ninth part of my novel LOOK INTO THE SUN. Read and hear more of my stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This novella was first published in the anthology BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg from the Science Fiction Book Club. It is read by the author.
Topics: starship, aliens, transporter, space opera, religion, science fiction
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This novella was first published in the anthology BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg from the Science Fiction Book Club. It is read by the author.
Topics: starship, aliens, transporter, space opera, religion, science fiction
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- James Patrick Kelly
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This podcast first appeared as a column in the "On The Net" series in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in May of 2005. To read the column and follow the links, check out my website www.jimkelly.net
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, Hugo, jamespatrickkelly, blogs, Locus, zines
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This is the seventh chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
Topics: Aliens, detective, feminist, lesbian, sciencefiction, religion, suicide
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This story was first published in Asimov's Sceience Fiction Magazine in June of 2003. It is read by the author.
Topics: robots, sex, house, fairytale
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Here is the fifth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the twenty-third part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the thirty-fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the thirty-first part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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This is Part Four of my short novel BURN, first published by Tachyon Publications in December 2005. It was a finalist for the Hugo Award and won the Nebula for Best Novella in May 2007. It was the first podcast and the first Creative Commons licensed work to win a major science fiction award.
Topics: Thoreau, forestfire, planet, Walden, posthuman, humor, apples
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Here is the eighth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the twenty-fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect
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Here is the sixteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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This is Part Two of my short novel BURN, first published by Tachyon Publications in December 2005. It was a finalist for the Hugo Award and won the Nebula for Best Novella in May 2007. It was the first podcast and the first Creative Commons licensed work to win a major science fiction award.
Topics: Thoreau, forestfire, planet, Walden, posthuman, humor, apples
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Here is the twenty-eighth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books. Check out www.jimkelly.net for more JPK wordsmithing.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, novel, jamespatrickkelly, aliens, architect