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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

Genres: Science Fiction
   1. Planet of Whispers (1984)
   2. Look into the Sun (1989)
   Freedom Beach (1985) (with John Kessel)
   Wildlife (1994)
   Solstice (1999)
   Ninety Percent of Everything (2001) (with John Kessel and Jonathan Lethem)
   Burn (2005)
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)
Series contributed to
James Patrick Kelly recommends
No/Mad/Land (2024)
Francesco Verso
"...first rate futurism."
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!"
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
Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2022)
(Best Science Fiction of the Year , book 6)
edited by
Neil Clarke
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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Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1985) : Saint Theresa of the Aliens
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1987) : Rat
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1987) : Rat
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1991) : Mr Boy
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1992) : Standing in Line with Mr Jimmy
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1996) : Think Like a Dinosaur [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1996) : Think Like a Dinosaur [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1998) : Itsy Bitsy Spider
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1998) : Itsy Bitsy Spider
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (2000) : 1016 to 1
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (2001) : Ninety Percent of Everything [short story]

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