Book of the Week #47

Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories by James Patrick Kelly (Golden Gryphon Press, 1997)

Another book by James Patrick Kelly recently received the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Book of Fiction. At the award reception I asked Mr. Kelly which of his books was his favorite and he identified this one, the title story of which won the Hugo Award, as a sentimental favorite.

"Standing in Line with Mister Jimmy" (c1991) is also in this collection and is a variation on the theme of "Live Free or Die." It also presents a bizarre vision of the future where people wander around wearing earbuds that feed music and chatter into their brains.

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