THE BAUM PLAN FOR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AND OTHER STORIES. John Kessel.

THE BAUM PLAN FOR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AND OTHER STORIES. Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, [2008]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Includes "Pride and Prometheus," a Nebula Award winning novelette. Also includes "The Last American," a short story featuring a "dystopia that follows the history of one man who is instrumental in creating the political and religious system that led to the collapse of the world economy and ecosystem and the end of the human race, written from the perspective of post-humans," "Sunlight or Rock," the "story of a man expelled from the Society of Cousins for taking part in the men’s revolt" (Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009), and "Under the Lunchbox Tree," sequel to "The Juniper Tree" (2000) and "The Family Vacation" (2002), a story of a girl growing up in the Society of Cousins. "The four stories collected as 'A Lunar Quartet' ... depict a matriarchal lunar colony and mark a sustained engagement with issues of gender; of them, 'Stories for Men' (October/November 2002 ASIMOV'S) won a Tiptree Award." - SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#161528).

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