Tachyon Publications, 9781892391278, 178pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
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Hugo Award Nominee Burn is James Patrick Kelly at his best, and there's nothing better."
--Connie Willis, author of Doomsday Book The tiny planet Morobe's Pea has been sold and renamed Walden. The new owner has some interesting ideas. Voluntary simplicity will rule in the Transcendent State; Walden is destined to become a paradise covered in lush new forests. But even believers find temptations in the black markets; non-believers are willing to defend their ideals with fire. Walden's only hope may lie with a third option: a very unlikely alien intervention. In Burn, James Patrick Kelly (Think Like a Dinosaur) delivers an innovative, entertaining, and morally-complex vision of the perils of idealism.
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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