Burn (novella)

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Burn
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AuthorJames Patrick Kelly
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction novella
PublisherTachyon Publications
Publication date
2005
Media typePrint
Pages178
ISBN978-1892391278 (first edition, hardcover)
OCLC62724900
813.54
LC ClassPS3561.E3942 B87 2005

"Burn" is a science fiction novella published in 2005 by James Patrick Kelly. It won the 2007 Nebula Award for Best Novella.[1]

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The story follows Prosper Gregory Leung, a farmer who has been recruited to help fight forest fires on his home planet of Walden. After being injured in the line of duty, he is sent to recover in a hospital where he ends up contacting the High Gregory, a young ruler on the planet Kenning. In the course of talking with the High Gregory, Spur unknowingly brings the young "luck maker" and several other young diplomats to Walden.

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