Men Are Trouble

Men Are Trouble Where did all the men go When aliens make all men disappear from Earth the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture Years later private investigator Fay Hardaway is hired by

  • Title: Men Are Trouble
  • Author: James Patrick Kelly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 358
  • Format: ebook
  • Where did all the men go When aliens make all men disappear from Earth, the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture Years later, private investigator Fay Hardaway is hired by a grieving mother to investigate the mysterious suicide of her daughter The aliens take an interest in the case as well, as does a religious cult bent on breaking the alieWhere did all the men go When aliens make all men disappear from Earth, the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture Years later, private investigator Fay Hardaway is hired by a grieving mother to investigate the mysterious suicide of her daughter The aliens take an interest in the case as well, as does a religious cult bent on breaking the aliens stranglehold on Earth Raymond Chandler meets Philip K Dick in this Nebula Award finalist.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner His stories appear frequently in Asimov s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine s On the Net column Publishers Weekly has called him a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short story form.Don t miss great science fiction stories by James Patrick Kelly.

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    1. Kelly's 2004 novelette opens with the neatest bit of in media res scene-setting I've seen in years, crisply outlining a nightmarish near-future world as economically as Heinlein at his best. Bravo!The protag is a hard-boiled PI with girlfriend problems, sitting in the obligatory rundown office, thinking about "having a consult with Johnnie Walker," when a new client flies in: "The devil spread its wings and swooped up onto my file cabinet, ruffling the hardcopy on my desk." Well, I think I'll le [...]

    2. I've been a man all my life and have been accused on many things; some valid and some not. I have thought about a world without men and James Patrick Kelly to it to the next level with his novella Men are Trouble. The story would have been improved if the disappearance of men would have been better explained but, alas this isn't the case. The story reads like a 1950 private detective novel as the main character, Fay Hardaway searches for the reasons for the suicide of a grieving mother’s daugh [...]

    3. A Creative Commons short story freely available from the authour's website, it starts out as an old fashioned Mike Hammer murder mystery. Murder mysteries aren't my usual fare, and in this case, I didn't care about the case or the detective. Only the sci-fi near future background is actually engaging.There's lots going on in here, but most of it ends up as hanging threads, not plotlines. I've read a lot of novels that would have been better cut down to short stories - this is the reverse. If it [...]

    4. probably overrated this one. while i liked the main conceit of the story, there was a central question that was never resolved to my satisfaction.

    5. the background story about the devils and disappearance of the men was good but it needed to be fleshed out more. the detective main story was crap. ended stupid. pointless really.

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