Burn (Hardcover)

By James Patrick Kelly

Tachyon Publications, 9781892391278, 178pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005



Hugo Award Winner

Simplicity ain't what it used to be.

The tiny planet of Morobe's Pea has been sold, and the new owner has a few ideas. He has renamed it Walden, and voluntary simplicity is now the rule. It will become a rural paradise for everyone who embraces Thoreau's philosophy. But the previous tenants have their own ideas. And they are willing to set themselves on fire to defend them....

About the Author

James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards and his fiction has been translated into eighteen languages. His most recent publication is a career retrospective in Centipede Press's Masters of Science Fiction series entitled James Patrick Kelly. His sixth novel Mother Go is forthcoming from Audible.com and a short story collection The Promise of Space will be published in October by Prime Books. With John Kessel he is co-editor of Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, The Secret History Of Science Fiction, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology and Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology. He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Praise For Burn

"Kelly has written something fresh...some of the fundamental concepts of sf in an innovate way."  The New York Review of Science Fiction

"An intriguing set of characters and a plot both chilling and charming, this remarkable tale belongs in most sf collections."  Library Journal

"As though Mark Twain had come back with a yen to write science fiction."  Locus 

"Kelly's 'Burn' is out of this world."  The Nashua Telegraph

"Economical, understated, often funny, and deeply thoughtful."  Gary Wolfe, Locus