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John Kessel (b. 24 September 1950 in Buffalo, New York) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy. He is a prolific short story writer and the author of two solo novels, Good News From Outer Space (1989) and Corrupting Dr. Nice (1997) and one novel, Freedom Beach (1985) in collaboration with his friend James Patrick Kelly.

Kessel won a Nebula Award in 1982 for his novella "Another Orphan," in which the protagonist finds himself living inside the novel Moby-Dick, and a second for his 2008 novelette "Pride and Prometheus," a story melding the tales of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The intervening 26 years was the longest gap between competitive awards in Nebula history. His short story "Buffalo" won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and the Locus poll in 1992. His novella "Stories for Men" shared the 2002 James Tiptree Award for science fiction dealing with gender issues with M. John Harrison's novel Light.

He also is a widely published science fiction and fantasy critic; his most notable work of criticism is probably his 2004 essay on Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game, "Creating the Innocent Killer: Ender's Game, Intention, and Morality." With Mark L. Van Name, Kessel created the Sycamore Hill Writer's Workshop. Kessel has also edited, with Kelly, three collections of contemporary sf short stories, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, and The Secret History of Science Fiction.

Having obtained a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1981, where he studied under science fiction writer and scholar James Gunn, Kessel has taught classes in American literature, science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University since 1982. He helped organize the MFA Creative Writing program at NCSU and served as its first director.

In 1994, his play Faustfeathers received the Paul Green Playwrights' Prize. In 2007, his story "A Clean Escape" (previously adapted by Kessel as a one-act play in 1986) was adapted by Sam Egan for ABC's science fiction anthology series Masters of Science Fiction.

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Total Books: 27
The Moon and the Other
2017 - The Moon and the Other (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781481481441
ISBN-10: 1481481444
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Clarkesworld Issue 124
2017 - Clarkesworld Issue 124 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890464813
ISBN-10: 1890464813
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2
2010 - The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781884612916
ISBN-10: 1884612911
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lune et l'autre
2008 - Lune Et L'autre [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070348565
ISBN-10: 2070348563
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The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories
2008 - The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781931520508
ISBN-10: 193152050X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Pure Product
1999 - The Pure Product (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312866808
ISBN-10: 0312866801
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Seeing Ear Theatre A Sci-Fi Channel Presentation
Corrupting Dr Nice
1998 - Corrupting Dr Nice (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312865849
ISBN-10: 0312865848
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Pure Product Stories
1997 - The Pure Product Stories (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312861179
ISBN-10: 0312861176
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Good News from Outer Space
1995 - Good News From Outer Space (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312890414
ISBN-10: 0312890419
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Letters from the New World Selected Correspondence of Don Diego De Vargas to His Family 1675-1706
1992 - Letters From the New World Selected Correspondence of Don Diego De Vargas to His Family 1675-1706 [The Journals of Don Diego De Vargas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780826313546
ISBN-10: 082631354X
Genre: History
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Meeting in Infinity Allegories  Extrapolations
1992 - Meeting in Infinity Allegories Extrapolations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780870541643
ISBN-10: 0870541641
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Good News from Outer Space
1990 - Good News From Outer Space (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812509052
ISBN-10: 0812509056
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Enemy Mine/Another Orphan
1989 - Enemy Mine/another Orphan [Tor Double Novel, No 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812559637
ISBN-10: 0812559630
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Freedom Beach
1986 - Freedom Beach (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812543001
ISBN-10: 0812543009
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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