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The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories by [McAllister, Bruce]
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How far would a person go to protect a loved one? That question is at the heart of many of the 17 stories in McAllister's career-spanning collection. The Vietnam-era novelette Dream Baby (later expanded into a novel) is a powerful story of a combat nurse suffering from prophetic dreams. In The Faces Outside and the title story, young women offer their bodies to save endangered species. The Ark and Kin find people desperate to save their family members, while Assassin and Moving On explore the limits of family ties, and Angels portrays an elderly woman's effort to create a perfect son, no matter the cost. The Boy in Zaquitos pits a near-future Typhoid Mary analogue against his creators. Twilight Zone-style twists drive Southpaw, an alternate history story about star baseball player Fidel Castro; World of the Wars, the story of a Mars colony gone wrong; and Benji's Pencil, about a man awakened from cryosleep who finds the future isn't what he expected. McAllister's haunting work will enthrall any reader who appreciates thoughtful, evocative science fiction. (Oct.)
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"Bruce McAllister is one of the least known and greatest talents working in the science fiction field today." 
-- Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories


"In stories spanning his career, McAllister creates characters and places with haunting presence . . . distinguished by a stunning array of ideas and a depth of characterization that is impressive. "  —Booklist



"Bruce McAllister is that rarity, a writer who can do anything. His stories range from the sweet to the terrifying, idea-dense to atmospheric, character-rich to event-packed. And sometimes all of this in the same story. Writers read other writers to learn tricks, but I often cannot see how he does it. He's a magician."  —Gregory Benford, author, Timescape, Nebula Award winner, 1980


"Bruce McAllister was widely regarded as one of the best science fiction writers of the '80s (although he really started all the way back in 1963), and the recent work in this collection shows that he's lost none of his skills here in the Oughts. The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories, which spans five decades of his brilliant career, shows McAllister at his best: complex, compassionate, angry, thoughtful, subtle, and always concerned with exploring the hidden places of the human heart."  —Gardner Dozois, editor, Year's Best Science Fiction anthology series


"Among top short story talents in the field, McAllister is a leader. Polished, moving, thought-provoking—this collection is without parallel."  —Harry Harrison, author, The Stainless Steel Rat

Product details

  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications (September 27, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 27, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KET2IS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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