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The 16 stories in this collection run the gamut from cyber adventure and a ghostly haunting to chemically modified romance and a time travel mission to save the world. The Hugo Award winner, "10(to the 16th) to 1," tells the story of a boy in the 1960s who gets caught up in a spirited adventure that becomes a desperate attempt to prevent a nuclear holocaust. In "The Cruele ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Golden Gryphon Press
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Stephen
3.5 to 4.0 stars. I have not read all of the stories in this collection so my rating will only apply to the stories listed below (I will update my rating from time to time as a read more stories):

10(16) to 1 - Very good short story. Set during the Cuban missile crisis, an encounter with a time-traveller confronts a young boy with that classic dilemma of utilitarian philosophy, if you could save many lives by taking one, would it be right to do so? Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
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Lis Carey
Feb 20, 2011 Lis Carey rated it really liked it
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This is Kelly's latest collection of short fiction, and it makes me wonder why it is that I don't actively seek out his stories. As with an earlier collection, Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories, I enjoyed nearly every story in the book. The range here is pretty wide, magic realism, near-future cyber-thriller, alien biology, far-future superscience, and it's all good and nearly all excellent.

Recommended.
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James Patrick Kelly (please, call him Jim) has had an eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His short novel Burn won the Science Fiction Writers of America's Nebula Award in 2007. He has won the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award twice: in 1996, for his novelette “Think Like A Dinosaur” and in 2000, for his nove ...more
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