Think Like a Dinosaur

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Think Like a Dinosaur

And Other Stories

By James Patrick Kelly

Golden Gryphon Press, Paperback, 9781930846203, 275pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

This first major retrospective collects Kelly's finest short fiction from a 20-year career and includes a dazzling array of work, from hard science fiction and "Twilight Zone" inspired fantasies to stark futuristic horror. The grim fable Pogrom presents a near-futuristic scenario in which internecine warfare has broken out between the aging boomer generation and a youthful dispossessed proletariat who must support them. The landmark novella Mr. Boy is the wildly inventive tale of a genetically stunted 12-year-old who literally lives inside his mother, who has turned herself into a three-quarter-scale model of the Statue of Liberty. The First Law of Thermodynamics is a remarkable evocation of the psychedelic sixties the time of Vietnam, Kent State, and acid rock in which, like that era itself, nothing is what it appears to be. The now-famous title story, Think Like a Dinosaur, is a tale of a transporter beam maintained by aliens, through which humanity can visit the stars. This replaces 0965590194.

About the Author
James Patrick Kelly is the author of many novels and short stories, including "Look Into the Sun", the Hugo-winning Think Like a Dinosaur, and the Nebula-winning "Burn". He lives in New Hampshire.