A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds

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Fiction. A CHRONICLE OF THE MADNESS OF SMALL WORLDS is Mac Wellman's first collection of short stories. Each story in A CHRONICLE OF THE MADNESS OF SMALL WORLDS is set on a different asteroid. But this is not standard science fiction fare. Consider this first sentence: "If you are to gain a correct impression of how we operate, and how the MerryThought works, you might logically begin with the observation that all of us on Wu have the same name: Mary Carnivorous Rabbit." Another story is set on a hairball. Best known as a playwright, Mr. Wellman has always written poetry and fiction, including two novels. In 2003, he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement Obie award.

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"This is not about new utopias but the creation of small worlds - planetoids - that the magic of the writing lets you be absorbed in to the point that you may want to stay among their people although they're a parody of the human. It is hilariously funny. Mac Wellman's wonderful imagination blurs reality and fiction so skillfully that one is disoriented enough to be mesmerized, and down to earth enough to realize that our world is just one among many possible worlds, and not much more than that."-- Etel Adnan

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One of the most recognized contemporary playwrights, Wellman is also well known for his fiction (Annie Salem, The Fortuneteller) and poetry.

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