The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories (eBook)
- Author: Bruce McAllister
- Artist: Jill Bauman
- Page Count: 308 (print edition)
- Pub. Date: October 1, 2012
- Status: E-Book
The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories
by Bruce McAllister
About the eBook:
From his first professional story written when he was 16, "The Faces Outside," to his most critically acclaimed work, the novelette Dream Baby—a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards—these 17 stories showcase the author's five decades of science fiction writing.
Whether it be an elderly woman who uses her vast wealth to create a genetically perfect son ("Angels") or a young boy who learns the rituals of an alien culture in order to obtain an assassin's help for his unborn sister ("Kin"), the stories resonate with a child's sense of wonder coming face-to-face with the realities of the human condition in a science-fictional world.
The book also features story notes that reveal each story's origin as well as the influences—both literary and human—on the author's life and writing career.
Bruce McAllister is best known for his science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction. His short stories have appeared in literary quarterlies, national magazines, theme anthologies, ‘year's best' anthologies and college readers; won awards from Glimmer Train magazine and the National Endowment for the Arts; and been a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. He is the author of two novels, Humanity Prime and Dream Baby, with a third, The Village Sang to the Sea, to appear in 2012. He lives in southern California with his wife, choreographer Amelie Hunter, and is a full-time writer, writing coach and book and screenplay consultant.
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