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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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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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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 story was first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March, 2011. Fantasy or horror -- you be the judge.
Topics: fantasy, horror, couples, marriage, White Mountains, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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by 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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by 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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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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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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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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by James Patrick Kelly
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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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by 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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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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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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This is Part Four 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.
Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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This column was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction in April 2004 and is read by the author. To read the column and follow the links check out www.jimkelly.net
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, FTL, jamespatrickkelly, starship, space, light years
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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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by 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 December of 2001. To follow the links, click over to my site www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, singularity, jamespatrickkelly, vernorvinge, posthuman
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This column first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in March of 2003. If you want to read the column and pursue the links, click my website: www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, humor, jamespatrickkelly, comedy
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Here is the second part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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This is the fifth 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 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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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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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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This story was originally published on the Infinite Matrix website in September 2002. If you like what you hear check out more JPK stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
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This story is read by the author, James Patrick Kelly. It was first published in REDSHIFT edited by Al Sarrantonio in April, 2001. If you like what you hear check out more JPK stuff at www.jimkelly.net.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, singularity, jamespatrickkelly, upload, posthuman
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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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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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This is Part One 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.
Topics: feminism, transgender, science fiction, detective, aliens
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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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Here is the fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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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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,
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Here is the seventeenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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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Here is the fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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.
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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.
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Here is the third part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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Here is the eighteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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.
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Here is the fifth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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