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Jake Kerr

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After fifteen years as a music industry journalist Jake Kerr's first published story, "The Old Equations," was nominated for the Nebula Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon and StorySouth Million Writers awards. His stories have subsequently been published in magazines across the world, broadcast in multiple podcasts, and been published in multiple anthologies and year's best collections.

A graduate of Kenyon College, Kerr studied fiction under Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his family and a menagerie of pets.
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Published on March 12, 2016 09:58 Tags: discount, fantasy, free, middle-grade
Average rating: 3.82 · 6,662 ratings · 879 reviews · 43 distinct works
Tommy Black and the Staff o...

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The Old Equations

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“Please let go, Tommy. I may need to move with some suddenness, and—as I said—it is safer for you behind me, not holding onto me.” He nudged me with the end of his cane. I felt an immense power as the cane touched me. If you've ever been near a lightning strike or inside an electricity station you'll know what I mean. It wasn't being touched by power; it was being touched by the presence of power.”
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“Branch? You ask about a branch?” Gabby practically spat the words. “We are anonymous. We are legion. My branch does not exist, and yet it is everywhere.” Buttons squinted at Gabby, but before he could object, she added, “What I mean to say is that I am as anonymous as Sunday.”
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message 4: by Lea

Lea "Biographical Fragments . . ." in March 2013 Lightspeed Magazine is your best writing to date. Absolutely brilliant!


message 3: by Jake

Jake Kerr Lea wrote: "Congratulations -- The Old Equations, 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalist!

Looking forward to reading your next two stories coming out shortly!"


Thanks! July and August it looks like. :)


message 2: by Lea

Lea Congratulations -- The Old Equations, 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalist!

Looking forward to reading your next two stories coming out shortly!


message 1: by Lea

Lea 1991-2011 ...

I'd do it all over again. Looking forward to the next 20!


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