Burn

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Tachyon, Nov 1, 2005 - Fiction - 178 pages
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....

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User Review  - Dokfintong - LibraryThing

James Patrick Kelly has given us a tightly written novella centered on ecological warfare and the clash of cultures. I happen to read it the same week I was reading "Hippie Food" by Jonathan Kauffman ... Read full review

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User Review  - TomVeal - LibraryThing

Burn has the rare merit of extrapolating contemporary issues, including terrorism, ecological fanaticism and the ethics of interfering with other cultures, into the far future, without simply mapping ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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