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James Patrick Kelly


USA flag (b.1951)

James Patrick Kelly (please, call him Jim) has had an eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His short novel Burn won the Science Fiction Writers of America's Nebula Award in 2007. He has won the World Science Fiction Societys Hugo Award twice: in 1996, for his novelette Think Like A Dinosaur and in 2000, for his novelette, Ten to the Sixteenth to One. His fiction has been translated into eighteen languages. He produces two podcasts: James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod on Audible and the Free Reads Podcast (Yes, its free). His most recent publishing venture is the ezine James Patrick Kellys Strangeways
 

Awards: Nebula (2007), Hugo (2000), Hugo (1996)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Messenger
   1. Planet of Whispers (1984)
   2. Look into the Sun (1989)
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Novels
   Freedom Beach (1985) (with John Kessel)
   Wildlife (1994)
   Solstice (1999)
   Ninety Percent of Everything (2001) (with John Kessel and Jonathan Lethem)
   Burn (2005)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Itsy Bitsy Spider (1997)
   Bernardo's House (2014)
   Men Are Trouble (2016)
   Surprise Party (2016)
   Grace's Family (2018)
   King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats (2020)
   What It Means To Be A Car (2023)
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Anthologies edited
   Feeling Very Strange (2006) (with John Kessel)
   Rewired (2007) (with John Kessel)
   The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) (with John Kessel)
   Digital Rapture (2012) (with John Kessel)
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Series contributed to
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James Patrick Kelly recommends
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No/Mad/Land (2024)
Francesco Verso
"...first rate futurism."
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The First Bright Thing (2023)
J R Dawson
"J.R. Dawson bids you step under the Big Top to witness one of the most fantastic circuses in genre history. The time-travelling stars of this show band together to form a unique family with Rin, the Ringmaster, at center stage in this vividly imagined world. The First Bright Thing shines!"
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Station Eternity (2022)
(Midsolar Murders, book 1)
Mur Lafferty
"Mur Lafferty proves once again that she has the rare talent to blend and bend the sister genres of mystery and science fiction. She gathers her cast of characters, both humans and exuberantly-imagined aliens, onto a sentient space station whose identity problems may cause the deaths of all aboard. Meet resourceful and mordant sleuth Mallory, already cursed with being a serial witness to murder, who's in a race to solve the mystery of Station Eternity and avert an interstellar fiasco. Smart and sassy, here's the book that will blast you to orbit."

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Books containing stories by James Patrick Kelly
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2022)
(Best Science Fiction of the Year , book 6)
edited by
Neil Clarke
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The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories: Second Annual Collection (2021)
(Year's Top Robot and AI Stories, book 2)
edited by
Allan Kaster

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Awards
2007 Nebula Award for Best Novella : Burn
2000 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : 1016 to 1
1996 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : Think Like a Dinosaur [short story]

Award nominations
2013 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Last Judgment
2013 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Declaration
2013 Locus Award for Best Anthology (nominee) : Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology
2011 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Plus or Minus
2011 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Plus or Minus
2011 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Plus or Minus
2010 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Going Deep
2010 Locus Award for Best Anthology (nominee) : The Secret History of Science Fiction
2009 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Don't Stop
2009 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Wreck of the Godspeed: And Other Stories
2006 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Men Are Trouble
2006 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Burn
2006 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Burn
2005 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Wreck of the Godspeed: And Other Stories
2005 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Best Christmas Ever
2004 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Bernardo's House
2004 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Bernardo's House
2003 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Strange But Not a Stranger
2002 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Undone
2002 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Undone
2002 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Undone
2001 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Ninety Percent of Everything [short story]
1999 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Lovestory
1998 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Itsy Bitsy Spider
1998 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Itsy Bitsy Spider
1998 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Think Like a Dinosaur: And Other Stories
1998 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Itsy Bitsy Spider
1996 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Think Like a Dinosaur [short story]
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Wildlife
1992 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Standing in Line with Mr Jimmy
1991 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Mr Boy
1991 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Mr. Boy
1990 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Faith
1990 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Dancing with the Chairs
1988 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Heroics
1987 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Rat
1987 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Rat
1985 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Saint Theresa of the Aliens


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