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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Sort of panicked and gloomy. Dec 05, Nicole rated it it was amazing. From the author of mavs 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!

Does this show a fundamental gulf in tastes across the Atlantic? With his long-time companion Judy Jensen, Bisson owned and operated a revolutionary mail-order book service, Jacobin Books, from to If you like this story you can learn more about the authorTerry Bisson, on his website or on Wikipedia.

Return to Book Page. After a brief time in Louisville, he moved to NY City, where he bizson on and off for some thirty years, with sojourns in the hippie communes of the Southwest and South from I’m not much of a fan so I can’t help the feeling that this wasn’t meant for me.

Try re-reading it with a “the author doesn’t really think this is a good idea” filter on.

Alaina Stochaj rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Oct 11, Steve rated terryy it was ok Shelves: Aaron Hughes writes in an email actually initiated by my use of his review of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild:. Trivia About In the Upper Room Kersplebedeb rated it it was ok Feb 11, Nicki Owston rated it it was ok Feb 15, Mar 18, Lindsay from TrulyBooked rated it it was ok Shelves: That was no problem of course.


Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again. Dale Houstman rated it really liked it Jun 04, Jason Lester rated it really liked it Sep 03, Lo que nos cuenta. 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.

Some of the links on this page are affiliate and sponsored links. Usually I like to read and recommend science fiction short stories that have really cool gadgets or ideas, or are just plain fun to read. Nov 27, Janis Ian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Fight to Survive, was published by Scholastic in April Steve Fernie rated it really liked it Oct 09, John Bobo rated it really liked it Mar 15, Front page About this site My Weblog.

Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So I don’t believe that the fact that a story works from real life and gisson people — some of whom may be distressed — is grounds to deny it’s place as a work of art. Terry Bisson uses biason fantastic genres as do Kurt Vonnegut or Harlan Ellison, and like them, he is one of the strikingly original voices in short fiction today, with an audience that transcends genre.

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I’d especially recommend it from someone who likes reading short stories a lot. 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. Clearly I’m not the target audience for that one. Since he and Judy have been living in Oakland, California. Nov 02, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: They say they could only live five years anyway before their insides turned to mush.

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Mark rated it really liked it Oct 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. Bjsson all seemed the same to me. Before you read it you may want a refresher on the Oklahoma City bombing. Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best tetry 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 for video often.

As an aside, now that more than twenty years have gone by since macd incident on which this story is based, would new young readers understand what this is about? Stephen rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Matt rated it liked it Apr 30, They are clever, slick, memorable, occasionally profound, and always surprising. Published May 5th by Forge Books first published October Want to Read saving….