Nebula Award Winner
Hugo Award Nominee
Featuring a new afterword from the author
“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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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