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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Bisson is the author of several novels: As an aside, now that more than twenty years have gone by since the incident on which this story is based, would new young readers understand what this is about? Kersplebedeb rated it it was ok Feb 11, They are sharp, witty, subversive, and stylish. Clearly I’m not the target audience for that one. Before you read it you may want a refresher on the Oklahoma City bombing.

It consists entirely of dialogue between several people and an investigator. I am leaving my review up because I disagree with the librarian’s decision. He has written two YA novels for Lucasfilm. The bum in the dumpster is Timothy McVeigh, who is a real person.

macs by Terry Bisson

I loved it when I first read it, but the more I have thought about it, the more I have come to dislike it.

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I’d especially recommend it from someone who likes reading short stories a lot. But I thought it rerry very impressive — I had it at the top of my Hugo voting.

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Matt rated it liked it Apr 30, But obviously people disagree, since it has been nominated for various prizes. Essaress rated it really liked it Jan 23, Hardcoverpages. They all seemed the same to me. Sort of panicked and gloomy. D V rated it liked it Feb 08, Steve Fernie rated it really liked it Oct 09, He worked as an auto mechanic and as a magazine and book editor. Nov 27, Janis Ian rated it it was amazing Shelves: They say they could only live five years anyway before their insides turned to mush.


Sean Peterson rated it really liked it Jan 19, If I were related to one of the victims, I think I would be very upset if I chanced to read “macs”.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nicki Owston rated it it was ok Feb 15, Julie Sandel rated it it was amazing Nov 01, From the author of “Bears Discover Fire,” one of the most anthologized American short stories of the last decade, this is a collection of stories that originally appeared in sources as diverse as Asimov’s SF, Playboy, Southern Exposureand Crank!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I had a hard time hating them, in spite of what they done, or their daddy done, or however you want to put it.

With his long-time companion Judy Jensen, Bisson owned and operated a revolutionary mail-order book service, Jacobin Books, from to Jenny rated it really liked it Jul 02, 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. Try re-reading it with a “the author doesn’t really think this is a good idea” filter on. He is one of the classic sci-fi short story writers.

Obviously this is targetted specifically at the argument that the death penalty is a justifiable form of social retribution, though it also makes one think about general social hysteria and moral panics such as we have seen in the UK over paedophiles this summer.


Macs (short story)

After a brief time in Louisville, he moved to Tsrry City, where he lived on and off for some thirty years, with sojourns in the hippie communes of the Southwest and South from Nov 02, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: Aaron Hughes writes in an email actually initiated by my use of his review of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild:.

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I’m not much of a fan so I can’t help the feeling that this wasn’t meant for me. Alaina Stochaj rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Jason Lundberg rated it it was amazing May 18, It was also nominated for the Hugo award and was on the shortlist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

macs by Terry Bisson

Books by Terry Bisson. I happen to agree with the basic point the author is making but that doesn’t make the way he chose to make the point any more acceptable to me. McIntyre, Dreamsnake George Mann ed. Does this show a fundamental gulf in tastes across the Atlantic? The short story “Bears Discover Fire” published in Asimov’s swept almost every honor in the SF field inincluding the Biseon and Locus readers’ awards, both the Nebula and Hugo awards and the Theodore Sturgeon short fiction award.

Since he and Judy have been living in Oakland, California.