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Kelly, the author of "Planet of Whispers" and the co-author with John Kessel of "Freedom Beach" has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards for his short fiction. This is a fable about a dissatisfied architect who travels "up-time" and changes shape to design a temple for a goddess.
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James Patrick Kelly has had an eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His most recent writing project is James Patrick Kelly's Strangeways, a series of ebooks for Kindle featuring some of his best stories. 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 novelette, "Ten to the Sixteenth to One." His fiction has been translated into eighteen languages. With John Kessel he is co-editor of Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, The Secret History Of Science Fiction, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology and Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology. He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine and the Board of Directors of the Clarion Foundation. He produces two podcasts: James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod on Audible and the Free Reads Podcast. His website is www.jimkelly.net.From Publishers Weekly:
In Kelly's 1987 novella The Glass Cloud , architect Phillip Wing saw his grand vision of an immense floating cloud achieved in such a way that the project, and, he felt, much of his world, was co-opted by the aliens called messengers. This novel extends that story as Wing is convinced by the messengers to take a 50-year journey to the planet Aseneshesh to design the tomb for a dying goddess. Already suspicious of the messengers' New Age religion on Earth, Wing finds himself in a theocracy whose power struggles could easily come to focus on his own work. The characters and background remain vague but Kelly is sensitive to the dislocations Wing feels, from Earth--where his wife becomes a convert to the messenger's religion, to the spaceflight on which a genetically sculptured cancer physically restructures him into an alien.
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