The Wreck of the Godspeed

By James Patrick Kelly; Bob Eggleton (Foreword by)
(Golden Gryphon Press, Hardcover, 9781930846517, 358pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

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Providing new insights into the human psyche, this remarkable collection gathers 13 cutting-edge tales of science fiction that reveal both the dark and light side of progress. In the Nebula award-winner, "Burn," an idyllic planet wrestles with ecological responsibility and terrorism, while the problems and temptations of a happy virtual reality are examined in "The Dark Side of Town." Colorful pilgrims travel to new worlds until their ship’s artificial intelligence begins to act strangely in the namesake, "The Wreck of the Godspeed," and the extent that future television programs will go to get ratings is explored in "The Leila Torn Show," Combining hard technology with complex, character-based dilemmas, each inventive narrative shares the message that science is not a panacea and often leads to personal decisions that are neither clear nor easy.




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.

Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, horror, and landscaping artist with over twenty years of experience. He is the recipient of nine Hugo Awards, twelve Chesley Awards, as well as various magazine awards. He also works as a conceptual illustrator for movies and thrill rides. The most recent movie work includes The Ant Bully and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
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