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The Life of Boswell

(The fourth book in the Oltion Library of Short Stories series)
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In the late 1700s, James Boswell spent several years of his life following Samuel Johnson around, prying into Johnson's private business, taking notes, and writing the definitive biography of that century's Great Man. In modern times, paparazzi hound the famous without mercy. How might the future treat its celebrities? And what might a future celebrity do about unwelcome attention?

"The Life of Boswell" is the fourth volume in the collected works of Jerry Oltion. Jerry has had his short stories published in most of the major science fiction venues and has had several successful novels, including four highly acclaimed Star Trek books. He has become the most published author in the history of Analog magazine. His stories have won the Nebula award, the Endeavor award, the Seiun award, and have been nominated multiple times for the Hugo award. His stories are often humorous, with likeable characters using intelligence and competence (as opposed to force and violence) to solve their problems. His style harks back to the golden age of science fiction, yet with a modern sensibility and relevance. Even his earliest works hold up well today - and on into the future.

For a complete listing of Jerry's canon, and for a glimpse into his other life as an amateur astronomer, visit Jerry's website at

Genre: Science Fiction

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May 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Life of Boswell: The Oltion Library of Short Stories Volume 4
Author(s): Jerry Oltion
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