Richard Dadd


Chromosome Circus

Smiley the Robot

Everything I Have is Yours

To Love the Difficult


To Kiss the Star

Perfect Stranger

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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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