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Nebula, Sturgeon, Shirley Jackson, and Locus award winner John Kessel
latest novel is Pride and Prometheus (2018). Previously works
include Freedom Beach (1985 with James Patrick Kelly), Good News from Outer Space (1989), Corrupting
Dr. Nice (1997), and
The Moon and Other (2017). His play Faustfeathers (1995) received the
Paul Green Playwrights’ Prize.
His numerous short
stories have been collected in Meeting In Infinity (1992), The
Pure Product (1997), The Baum Plan For Financial Independence and
Other Stories (2008), Ninety Percent Of Everything (2011 with James
Patrick Kelly and Jonathan Lethem), and The Collected Kessel (2012).
The anthology series Masters of
Science Fiction, Sam Egan adapted Kessel’s story “A Clean
Escape” for the small screen.
Kessel co-edited with
Mark L. Van Name Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1996). Alongside James Patrick Kelly, Kessel produced the acclaimed anthologies: FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY (2006), REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY (2007), THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (2009), KAFKAESQUE: STORIES INSPIRED BY FRANZ KAFKA (2011), Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012), and DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY (2012).
courses in science-fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North
Carolina State University. With Mark L. Van Name, Kessel created the
Sycamore Hill Writer’s Workshop. His criticism has appeared in
Foundation, Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York
Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction
All of us at Tachyon wish the multi-faceted John an extraordinary birthday.
For more info about THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.
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For more info about DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
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