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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 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 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 novelette was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2005. It is read by the author.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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This is Part One 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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This is Part Three 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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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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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.
Topics: Kelly, sciencefiction, singularity, jamespatrickkelly, vernorvinge, posthuman
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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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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.
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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Topics: Kessel, Kelly, ReaderCon, Sf, Writing
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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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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 thirty-fourth 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 thirty-third 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-seventh 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 eighth 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 eleventh 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 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 fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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Here is the fourteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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.
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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 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 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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Here is the fourth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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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Here is the tenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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Here is the thirteenth part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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
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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.
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Here is the thirty-second 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 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 twenty-fourth 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-eighth 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 twenty-ninth 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-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-sixth 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-third 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 second part of my 1989 novel LOOK INTO THE SUN published by Tor Books.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 seventh 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 is the sixth chapter of my 2004 novelette "Men Are Trouble" which first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June 2004.
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