All about Macs {short story} by Terry Bisson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Based on the award winning short story by Terry Bisson. A Variety of people are interviewed regarding a government sponsored cloning programme. Terry Bisson uses the fantastic genres as do Kurt Vonnegut or Harlan Ellison, . When I wrote this review, the posted e-book contained only one story, “macs.

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He has written two YA novels for Lucasfilm.

Macs {short story}

McIntyre, Dreamsnake George Mann ed. Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories, including “Bears Discover Fire”which which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, as well as They’re Made Out of Meatwhich has been adapted mas video often. Matt rated it liked it Apr 30, Want to Read saving…. It’s most assuredly not a “capital punishment is good” story.

If you like this story you can learn more about the authorTerry Bisson, on his website or on Wikipedia. The second element, in your interpretation bissoj I think is correct is that one of the clones somehow escaped and so did the original; the former manages to track down the latter over the course of the story. Essaress rated it really liked it Jan 23, Aaron Hughes writes in an email actually initiated by my use of his review of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild:.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Terry Bisson is an excellent writer and I suspect that his purpose in writing this story was less cynical than my interpretation, but nevertheless I can’t like this. If I were related to one of the victims, I think I would be very upset if I chanced to read “macs”. Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice.

It was also nominated for the Hugo award and was on the shortlist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award macs is an unusual but deeply contemplative story. I guess that the imminence of the execution of McVeigh which was originally bsson for 16 May, three weeks after the awards ceremony concentrated the minds of the voters.

Try re-reading it with a “the author doesn’t really think this is a good idea” filter on. Thus far I don’t really have a problem with it. The Fight to Survive, was published by Scholastic in April Bisson tery the author of several novels: Alaina Stochaj rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Since he and Judy have been living in Oakland, California. To my dismay, “macs” won the Nebula Award.


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D V rated it liked it Feb 08, Nov 02, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: Nicki Owston rated it it was ok Feb 15, trrry Hardcover terrry, pages. He published his first novel inand has been a working science fiction writer ever since. It is fairly often anthologized. When they missed, man did they miss. Steve Fernie rated it really liked it Oct 09, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The short story “Bears Tefry Fire” published in Asimov’s swept almost every honor in the SF field inincluding the Asimov’s and Locus bissom awards, both the Nebula and Hugo awards and the Theodore Sturgeon short fiction award.

Mark rated it really liked it Oct 01, Send me an email or fill in this form. Dale Houstman rated it really liked it Jun 04, Clearly I’m not the target audience for that one. Kersplebedeb rated it it was ok Feb 11,