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Points of Departure

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by Pat Murphy Author · Kate Wilhelm Author of introduction, etc.

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Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award: Nineteen stories of power and humanity from a science fiction master with otherworldly talent
In a small house in the desert, a chimp named Rachel watches Tarzan on TV. Although her body is an ape's, her mind is something different—a hybrid between those of a chimpanzee and a young girl. When his wife and child died, the doctor who created Rachel implanted his daughter's brain into that of the chimp. Rachel remembers the jungle; she remembers high school. And when her father passes away, she will embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Nebula Award–winning novella "Rachel in Love" anchors this haunting collection of stories, along with nominees "Bones" and "Dead Men on TV." Pat Murphy, whose electric imagination is a testament to how wonderful science fiction can be, writes characters who struggle with alien lovers, vegetative wives, and the burden of seeing into the future. And always, like Rachel, they search for something more: not just what it means to be human, but what it is to be alive.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Open Road Media
Imprint:
Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date:
2014

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Pat Murphy (Author)

Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her thoughtful, literary science fiction and fantasy writing, including two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Seiun Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. She has...

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