Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author whose works have been nominated for most of the major genre awards (including the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, Campbell Award for Best New Author, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, among others). His stories have been reprinted in numerous Year's Best anthologies, including the Best American Short Stories. He is a senior editor and occasional book reviewer at Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field. He edited the 2010 reprint anthology Sympathy for the Devil, and co-edited original anthology Rags and Bones withMelissa Marr (forthcoming in 2013). His latest novel is gonzo historical The Constantine Affliction, written under the pseudonym T.Aaron Payton. For more: www.timpratt.org.
Humor and Humanity: Neal Barrett, Jr.'s "Other Seasons"
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