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Kessel, John

Overview
Works: 53 works in 100 publications in 3 languages and 3,504 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Science fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction plays  Science fiction poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS648.S3, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Kessel
Feeling very strange : the Slipstream anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intending to establish a canon for the controversial slipstream science-fiction subgenre, the editors of this anthology have brought together a group of convention-defying tales set in vivid and disorienting dreamscapes that offer no distinction between reality and hallucination. A cross between the literary surrealism of Franz Kafka and escapist-popular-fiction, this ambitious new species--sometimes also called interstitial fiction--is exemplified here in stories by Carol Emshwiller, Karen Joy Fowler, Jonathan Lethem, and George Saunders
Good news from outer space by John Kessel( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1999. George Eberthart, top reporter, has perceived a pattern in the sensationalist stories he reports. This pattern has led him to believe that the stories of alien invasion may be something more than hysteria
Corrupting Dr. Nice by John Kessel( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a world in which time travel is as common as ordinary travel. The result is looting by time travellers of artifacts, animals, even people. Time travelers are greeted by the ancients much like tourists today, with mixed feelings. By the author of Good News from Outer Space
Nebula awards showcase 2012( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
The pure product : stories by John Kessel( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 16 fantasy stories, plus a play and two poems. In Some Like It Cold, a man travels back in time to save the actress, Marilyn Monroe, from suicide, while Invaders is on an alien invasion of Earth
Rewired : the post-cyberpunk anthology by James P Kelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen cyberpunk stories about dystopic futures
The secret history of science fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [E]xploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future ... Two strangely-detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist's lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal."--Page 4 of cover
Meeting in infinity : allegories & extrapolations by John Kessel( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baum plan for financial independence and other stories by John Kessel( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-awaited collection that intersects imaginatively with Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O'Connor. Includes John Kessel's modern classic sequence about life on the moon
Freedom Beach by James P Kelly( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersections : the Sycamore Hill anthology( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories which came out of the 1994 Sycamore Hill Writers' Conference devoted to science fiction. They are accompanied by essays on the role of science fiction workshops and suggestions on the best way to organize them
Kafkaesque : stories inspired by Franz Kafka( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors bring together a collection of fiction by authors influenced and inspired by Franz Kafka and his work, accompanied by the authors' perspectives on Kafka's writing, influence and legacy
Digital rapture : the singularity anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of fiction and nonfiction traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology will totally transform human reality
Conjunctions 39 : the new wave fabulists( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les nombreux mondes de Jane Austen by Isabelle Ballester( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think like a dinosaur and other stories by James P Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories in futuristic settings. In Pogrom, social tensions between the old and the young who are obliged to support them leads to armed conflict, while Faith is on a human who can talk to plants
The moon and the other by John Kessel( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Kessel, one of the most visionary writers in the field, has created a rich matriarchal utopia, set in the near future on the moon, a society that is flawed by love and sex, and on the brink of a destructive civil war. In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, and can have all the sex they want, but no right to vote--and tensions are beginning to flare as outside political intrigues increase. After participating in a rebellion that caused his mother's death, Erno has been exiled from the Society of Cousins. Now, he is living in the Society's rival colony, Persepolis, when he meets and marries Amestris, the defiant daughter of the richest man on the moon. Mira, a rebellious loner in the Society, creates graffiti videos that challenge the Society's political domination. She is hopelessly in love with Carey, the exemplar of male privilege. An Olympic champion in low-gravity martial arts and known as the most popular bedmate in the Society, Carey's more suited to being a boyfriend than a parent, even as he tries to gain custody of his teenage son. When the Organization of Lunar States sends a team to investigate the condition of men in the Society, Erno sees an opportunity to get rich, Amestris senses an opportunity to escape from her family, Mira has a chance for social change, and Carey can finally become independent of the matriarchy that considers him a perpetual adolescent. But when Society secrets are revealed, the first moon war erupts, and everyone must decide what is truly worth fighting for"--
Another orphan by John Kessel( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lune et l'autre by John Kessel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year's best science fiction & fantasy by Rich Horton( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short fiction for the year 2010 featuring the work of such authors as Elizabeth Bear, Peter Watts, Rachel Swirsky, Steve Gould, and Jay Lake
 
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Feeling very strange : the Slipstream anthology
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John Kessel Amerikaans romanschrijver

John Kessel escritor estadounidense

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Good news from outer spaceCorrupting Dr. NiceThe pure product : storiesRewired : the post-cyberpunk anthologyThe secret history of science fictionThe Baum plan for financial independence and other storiesIntersections : the Sycamore Hill anthologyKafkaesque : stories inspired by Franz Kafka