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"Pride and Prometheus," a story in The Baum Plan for Financial Independence involving characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is winner of the 2008 Nebula award for Best Novelette.A long-awaited collection of fourteen stories that intersect imaginatively with Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O’Connor. Kessel, whose story "A Clean Escape" was filmed as part of ABC's Masters of Science Fiction, ranges through genres with a lean, graceful style that incorporates everything from future autobiography, alternate history, phone sex, perpetual motion, and his modern classic sequence of four stories about life on the moon.The hardcover edition includes a parallel universe reversible dustjacket."In his first collection in a decade, Kessel jumps from place to place like a jolty time machine. In "Pride and Prometheus," Frankenstein and Jane Austen intersect in an uncanny Victorian tale of unrequited love, while "A Lunar Quartet" introduces a matriarchal, hypersexual moon colony in the future. But as a group, these stories offer a sustained exploration of the ways gender dynamics can both empower and enslave us. Kessel's wit sparkles throughout, peaking with the most uproariously weird phone-sex conversation you'll ever read ("The Red Phone")." A-—Entertainment Weekly"Anyone who thinks genre writing can’t be literary deserves to have Kessel’s hefty new collection of stories dropped on his or her head."—Time Out Chicago"Dark, wacky, wide-ranging short stories."—Charlotte Observer"A pleasant callback to the days when science-fiction authors read more than just science fiction."—The Seattle Stranger"Kessel's blend of dark humor and reality-stretching scenarios is consistently mesmerizing."—Booklist"These well-crafted stories, full of elegantly drawn characters, deliver a powerful emotional punch."—Publishers Weekly"Kessel proves himself again a master not just of science fiction, but also of the modern short story, crafting compelling characters and following them through plots that never fail to please—or to defy prediction."—Metro Magazine"One of the best collections of the year."—Locus"Kessel is a deft stylist and a master of all his tools, whose range is nearly limitless."—SciFi.com"John Kessel's writing exists at the edge of things, in the dark corner where the fiction section abuts the science-fiction shelves, in the hyphen where magic meets realism. Reading Kessel's wonderful fabulations is like staying out too late partying and seeing strange angels while stumbling home in the dawn's first light. This is one of those too rare short story collections that you can recommend with confidence to both the literary snob and the hard-core computer geek."—Rich Rennicks, Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, NC"Invest. Invest now…. Your returns will be multitudinous."—The FixJohn Kessel co-directs the creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A winner of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and Tiptree awards, his books include Good News from Outer Space, Corrupting Dr. Nice, and The Pure Product, and story collection, Meeting in Infinity (a New York Times Notable Book).    Most recently, with James Patrick Kelly he edited the anthologies Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, and The Secret History of Science Fiction. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hardcover:

9781931520515 | Reprint edition (Small Beer Pr, April 1, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: "Pride and Prometheus," a story in The Baum Plan for Financial Independence involving characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is winner of the 2008 Nebula award for Best Novelette.

Paperback:

9781517730024, titled "The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories" | Createspace Independent Pub, October 20, 2015, cover price $16.99
9781931520508, titled "The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: And Other Stories" | Reprint edition (Small Beer Pr, April 1, 2008), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "Pride and Prometheus," a story in The Baum Plan for Financial Independence involving characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is winner of the 2008 Nebula award for Best Novelette.

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Product Description: When the Singularity arrives and computers possess superhuman intelligence, will there be an ecstatic merging of machine and mind—or an instantaneous techno-apocalypse? Will there be the enslavement of humanity or “the Rapture of the Nerds”? The post-human future is here in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing scientific speculations...read more
By John Kessel (editor)

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9781616960704 | Tachyon Pubns, July 17, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When the Singularity arrives and computers possess superhuman intelligence, will there be an ecstatic merging of machine and mind—or an instantaneous techno-apocalypse?

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Product Description: The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America®. The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories in the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America...read more
By John Kessel (editor)

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9781616146191 | Pyr Books, May 22, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America®.

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Product Description: The Secret Is OutExploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove that great fiction cannot be categorized...read more
By John Kessel (editor)

Paperback:

9781892391933 | Tachyon Pubns, October 1, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Secret Is OutExploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future.

Miscellaneous:

9781892391513 | Tachyon Pubns, October 1, 2009, cover price $11.95

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Product Description: Cyberpunk is dead. The revolution has been co-opted by half-assed heroes, overclocked CGI, and tricked-out shades. Once radical, cyberpunk is now nothing more than a brand.Time to stop flipping the channel.These sixteen extreme stories reveal a government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by his college crush, a dead boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the queen of England attacked with the deadliest of forbidden technology: a working modem...read more
By James Patrick Kelly (editor) and John Kessel (editor)

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9781892391537 | Tachyon Pubns, October 1, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Cyberpunk is dead.

Miscellaneous:

9781892391605 | Tachyon Pubns, October 1, 2007, cover price $11.95

Product Description: If it is true that the test of a first-rate mind is its ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time, then we live in a century when it takes a first-rate mind just to get through the day. We have unprecedented access to information; cognitive dissonance is a banner headline in our morning papers and radiates silently from our computer screens...read more
By James P. Kelly (editor) and John Kessel (editor)

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9781892391353 | Tachyon Pubns, July 15, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of science fiction tales on the topic of slipstream by such authors as Michael Chabon, George Saunders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Carol Emschwiller.

Miscellaneous:

9781892391575 | Tachyon Pubns, July 15, 2006, cover price $11.95

Prebinding:

9781435282575 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 22, 2008), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: If it is true that the test of a first-rate mind is its ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time, then we live in a century when it takes a first-rate mind just to get through the day.

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An outstanding collection of nineteen works includes two poems, an award-winning play, and sixteen short stories--including the never-before published 'Gulliver at Home'--by one of science fiction's most acclaimed authors and the winner of the Nebula, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780312866808 | Tor Books, August 1, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An outstanding collection of nineteen works includes two poems, an award-winning play, and sixteen short stories--including the never-before published 'Gulliver at Home'--by one of science fiction's most acclaimed authors and the winner of the Nebula, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards.

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Offers a collection of science fiction stories by the writers who were invited in 1994 to attend the prestigious Sycamore Hills Writers' Conference, including Robert Frazier, Carol Emshwiller, Gregory Frost, and Bruce Sterling
By Richard Butner (editor), John Kessel (editor) and Mark L. Van Name (editor)

Hardcover:

9780312860905 | Tor Books, December 1, 1995, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Offers a collection of science fiction stories by the writers who were invited in 1994 to attend the prestigious Sycamore Hills Writers' Conference, including Robert Frazier, Carol Emshwiller, Gregory Frost, and Bruce Sterling

Paperback:

9780312863845 | Tor Books, January 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Offers a collection of science fiction stories by the writers who were invited in 1994 to attend the prestigious Sycamore Hills Writers' Conference, including Robert Frazier, Carol Emshwiller, Gregory Frost, and Bruce Sterling

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Product Description: With introductions by Harlan Ellison, this collection features "Three Odd Comedies" by Terry Bisson; "Into the Sun" by Brian Smith; "Think Like a Dinosaur" by James Patrick Kelly; "The Death of Captain Future" by Allen Steele and Brian Smith; "A Clean Escape" by John Kessel; and "The Bigger One" by Gregory Benford...read more

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780787118136 | Unabridged edition (Dove Entertainment Inc, November 1, 1998), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: With introductions by Harlan Ellison, this collection features "Three Odd Comedies" by Terry Bisson; "Into the Sun" by Brian Smith; "Think Like a Dinosaur" by James Patrick Kelly; "The Death of Captain Future" by Allen Steele and Brian Smith; "A Clean Escape" by John Kessel; and "The Bigger One" by Gregory Benford.

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August Faison and his gorgeous daughter, Genevieve, are seasoned swindlers who rove across time in search of new victims to fleece until Genevieve finds herself falling in love with Dr. Owen Vannice against her better judgement, and is willing to double-cross her father to win him

Hardcover:

9780312861162 | Tor Books, February 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: August Faison and his gorgeous daughter, Genevieve, are seasoned swindlers who rove across time in search of new victims to fleece until Genevieve finds herself falling in love with Dr.

Paperback:

9780312865849 | Tor Books, March 1, 1998, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: August Faison and his gorgeous daughter, Genevieve, are seasoned swindlers who rove across time in search of new victims to fleece until Genevieve finds herself falling in love with Dr.

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An outstanding collection of nineteen works includes two poems, an award-winning play, and sixteen short stories--including the never-before published 'Gulliver at Home'--by one of science fiction's most acclaimed authors and the winner of the Nebula, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780312861179 | Tor Books, December 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of nineteen works by an acclaimed science fiction author, including the previously unpublished 'Gulliver at Home'

Hardcover:

9781878602350 | Sports Support Syndicate, January 1, 1996, cover price $25.00

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Illegally revived from death by the newsnet for which he worked, George Eberhart finds himself reviewing news stories for evidence that aliens have secretly arrived on earth

Hardcover:

9780312931780 | 1 edition (Tor Books, September 1, 1989), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In 1998, a reporter for a tabloid suspects that the aliens the highly successful Reverend Jimmy-Don Gilray predicts will arrive to usher in the Millennium have already arrived

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9780312890414 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Illegally revived from death by the newsnet for which he worked, George Eberhart finds himself reviewing news stories for evidence that aliens have secretly arrived on earth
9780812509052 | Reprint edition (Tom Doherty Assoc Llc, June 1, 1990), cover price $4.95

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Product Description: First edition. A fine copy in fine dj.

Hardcover:

9780870541643 | Arkham House Pub, August 1, 1992, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: First edition.

Hardcover:

9781878602640 | Vhs/bklt edition (Sports Support Syndicate, August 1, 1992), cover price $29.95

By John Kessel (editor)

Paperback:

9781878602299 | Sports Support Syndicate, December 1, 1991, cover price $15.00

Paperback:

9781878602282 | Sports Support Syndicate, November 1, 1990, cover price $10.00

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Contains the stories of Will Davidge, an ordinary man trapped with a pregnant enemy alien, and Patrick Fallon, another ordinary man who somehow has become trapped in the plot of Moby Dick

Paperback:

9780812559637 | Tor Books, February 1, 1989, cover price $2.95 | About this edition: Contains the stories of Will Davidge, an ordinary man trapped with a pregnant enemy alien, and Patrick Fallon, another ordinary man who somehow has become trapped in the plot of Moby Dick

Shaun Reed awakens to find himself in a strange world where he experiences dreams of his past and unexplained episodes of fantasy

Paperback:

9780812543001 | Reprint edition (Tor Books, December 1, 1986), cover price $2.95 | About this edition: Shaun Reed awakens to find himself in a strange world where he experiences dreams of his past and unexplained episodes of fantasy

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