James Patrick Kelly ("Jim") was a Guest of Honor at Readercon 19. His first short fiction collection, Locus finalist Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories, launched the Golden Gryphon imprint in 1997. It includes the 1986 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and SF Chronicle short story finalist "Rat," 1990 Nebula finalist and Asimov Reader's Poll winner novella "Mr. Boy," 1991 Nebula novelette finalist "Standing in Line with Mister Jimmy," 1998 Locus winner and Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon finalist short story "Itsy Bitsy Spider," and the title short story, a 1995 Hugo, SF Chronicle, and Asimov's Reader Poll winner and Nebula and Locus finalist, as well as "Pogrom" from the 9th The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed.), and "Breakaway, Backdown" from The Year's Best SF 2 (Hartwell, ed.).
His second collection, Strange But Not a Stranger (Golden Gryphon, 2002), includes 1993 Tiptree finalist "Chemistry," 1998 Sturgeon, Tiptree, and Locus novelette finalist "Lovestory," 1999 Hugo novelette winner "1016 to 1," and 2001 Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon finalist novelette "Undone," as well as Asimov's Reader Poll winner "The Prisoner of Chillon" from the 4th Dozois Year's Best, and "The Pyramid of Amirah" from Year's Best Fantasy 3 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.).
His most recent, The Wreck Of The Godspeed and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2008), includes 2003 Hugo novelette finalist and Sturgeon runner-up "Bernardo's House," 2004 Hugo short story finalist "The Best Christmas Ever," 2004 Nebula and Locus novelette finalist "Men are Trouble," 2005 Nebula winner and Hugo and Locus finalist novella Burn (Tachyon, 2005), and 2007 Gaylactic Spectrum short fiction finalist "Dividing the Sustain," as well as "Luck" from Fantasy: The Best of 2002 (Silverberg and Haber, eds.), and "The Dark Side of Town" and "The Edge of Nowhere" from Year's Best SF 10 and 11 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.).
Numerous acclaimed stories remain uncollected. "Ninety Percent of Everything," with Jonathan Lethem and John Kessel from the September 1999 F&SF, a 1999 Nebula novella finalist, "Don't Stop," from the June, 2007 Asimov's, a 2007 Nebula short story finalist, "Going Deep," in the 4thThe Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Strahan,ed.), a 2009 Nebula and Locus short story finalist, and "Plus or Minus," in the 5th Strahan, a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus novelette finalist.
Jim's novels are Planet of Whispers (Bluejay, 1984) and quasi-sequel Look Into the Sun (Tor, 1989); Freedom Beach with John Kessel (Bluejay, 1985); andWildlife (Tor, 1994), a fix-up incorporating versions of "Solstice," "The Prisoner of Chillon," and "Mr. Boy." With Kessel, he is co-editor of a series of anthologies from Tachyon: Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology (2006), Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology (2007), The Secret History Of Science Fiction (2009), Kafkaesque (2011), and Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, as well as Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (Pyr).
He has written a column on the internet for Asimov's since 1998; his own website is www.jimkelly.net. He is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at theUniversity of Southern Maine.