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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I had a hard time hating them, in spite of what they done, or their daddy done, or however you want to put it. Thus far I don’t really have a problem with it. The two elements of the story are, first, that rather than the state executing a mass murderer, he is cloned and the clones who supposedly inlcude the real McCoy are farmed out among the victims’ families for them to personally execute, a process which brutalises them without really providing closure.

Lo que nos cuenta. It is also mean-spirited and somewhat exploitive. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Bobbi Khalaf rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Trivia About In the Upper Room Still, worth a look. McIntyre, Dreamsnake George Mann ed. When they missed, man did they miss. Jason Lester rated it really liked it Sep 03, 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.

Macs {short story}

Raft by Stephen Baxter. If you like this story you can learn more about the authorTerry Bisson, on his website or bsison Wikipedia. Matt rated it liked it Apr 30, Learn more on my Disclosure page. Sort of panicked and gloomy. Sean Peterson rated it really liked it Jan 19, He is one of the classic sci-fi short story writers.


David rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Anybody know where I can read it? Mar 18, Lindsay from TrulyBooked rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the links on this page are affiliate and sponsored links.

Aaron Hughes writes in an email actually initiated by my use of his review of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild:. With his long-time companion Judy Jensen, Bisson owned and operated a revolutionary mail-order book service, Jacobin Books, from to Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice. 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.

Mark rated it really liked it Oct 01, I guess that the imminence of the execution of McVeigh which was originally scheduled for 16 May, three weeks after the awards ceremony concentrated the minds of the voters.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. So I don’t believe that the fact that a story works from real life and real people — some of whom may be distressed — is grounds to deny it’s place as a work of art. Stephen rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Refresh and try again. You can read a free HTML version at yareah. He later wrote a film script about Mumia for independent producer Joshua Leonard.

I’d especially recommend it from someone who likes reading short stories a lot. Nov 02, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with Bisson Book. It is fairly often bissoon.


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Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known 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. 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.

You clearly disagree — and have read the story closely and carefully — so I don’t think there’s much else to say. Open Preview See a Problem? Jason Lundberg rated it it was amazing May 18, It’s most assuredly not a “capital punishment is good” story. Eric rated it liked it Jan 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He published his first novel inand has been a working science fiction writer ever since. In “macs” won another short-story Nebula. Essaress rated it really liked it Jan 23, Nicki Owston rated it it was ok Feb 15, Though it is never explicitly mentioned, it is pretty obvious what the story is referring to — and whom is being talked about.

They all seemed the same to me.

Of course, the story has appeared in other books as well, but the librarian decided for me which book I really meant.

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