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Richard Dadd


Serious


Chromosome Circus


Smiley the Robot


Everything I Have is Yours


To Love the Difficult


Incandescent


To Kiss the Star


Perfect Stranger


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About the Author


About Book View Café


Introduction


Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ve been this way my whole life. I can’t help thinking up vicious games to the death with aliens who look like characters from the toddler game “Candyland.” These stories are like a disease — only one you wouldn’t mind catching.


A few months ago, I decided to write Sylvan Barnet, Tufts emeritus professor and co-editor of a textbook I have used for a number of years, which is the most-adopted for college composition and rhetoric classes in North America. I asked Sylvan if he would be interested in looking at “Perfect Stranger” for the section of the textbook which included a debate about the morality of genetic manipulation.

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