Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia

TitleKirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia
Year for Search1998
AuthorsResnick, Mike [Michael Diamond](b. 1942)
Date Published1998
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

A collection of connected stories about an attempt to create a Kikuyu eutopia on a terraformed world. Leader tries to impose an unchangeable vision but fails.

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Stories originally published as “Kirinyaga.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 75.5 (November 1988): 6-8, 10-12, 14-26; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989), 148-63 with an editor’s note on 147; “For I Have Touched the Sky.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 77.6 (December 1989): 135-59. Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Seventh Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990), 57-77 with an editor’s note on 56; and in Future Earths: Under African Skies. Ed. Mike [Michael Diamond] Resnick and Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: DAW Books, 1993), 15-44; “Bwana.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 14.1 (152) (January 1990): 134-76; “The Manamouki.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 14.7 (158) (July 1990): 16-20, 22-25, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-53. Rpt. in Stalking the Wild Resnick (Cambridge, MA: The NESFA Press, 1991), 3-42; “One Perfect Morning, With Jackels.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 15.3 (168) (March 1991): 130-37. Rpt. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992), 520-26; and in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 97-107 with a note on 97-98; “Song of a Dry River.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 16.3 (183) (March 1992): 56-62, 65-76. Rpt. in Stalking the Wild Resnick (Cambridge, MA: The NESFA Press, 1991), 81-106; “The Lotus and the Spear.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 16.9 (18) (August 1992): 16-25, 28-30, 32-35; “A Little Knowledge.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 18.4 & 5 (214 & 215) (April 1994): 92-117; “When the Old Gods Die.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 19.4 & 5 (229-30) (April 1995): 68-89; and “The Land of Nod.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 20.6 (246) (June 1996): 10-16, 18-24, 26-35.

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Merril, MoU-St

Author Note

(b. 1942)

Full Text

1998 Resnick, Mike [Michael Diamond] (b. 1942). Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia. New York: Ballantine. Stories originally published as “Kirinyaga.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 75.5 (November 1988): 6-8, 10-12, 14-26; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989), 148-63 with an editor’s note on 147; and in The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction. Ed. Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin and Brian Attebery. Karen Joy Fowler, Consultant (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993), 716-32; “For I Have Touched the Sky.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 77.6 (December 1989): 135-59. Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Seventh Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990), 57-77 with an editor’s note on 56; and in Future Earths: Under African Skies. Ed. Mike [Michael Diamond] Resnick and Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: DAW Books, 1993), 15-44; “Bwana.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 14.1 (152) (January 1990): 134-76; “The Manamouki.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 14.7 (158) (July 1990): 16-20, 22-25, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-53; rpt. in Stalking the Wild Resnick (Cambridge, MA: The NESFA Press, 1991), 3-42; “One Perfect Morning, With Jackels.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 15.3 (168) (March 1991): 130-37; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992), 520-26; and in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 97-107 with a note on 97-98; “Song of a Dry River.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 16.3 (183) (March 1992): 56-62, 65-76. Rpt. in Stalking the Wild Resnick (Cambridge, MA: The NESFA Press, 1991), 81-106; “The Lotus and the Spear.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 16.9 (18) (August 1992): 16-25, 28-30, 32-35; “A Little Knowledge.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 18.4 & 5 (214 & 215) (April 1994): 92-117; “When the Old Gods Die.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 19.4 & 5 (229-30) (April 1995): 68-89; and “The Land of Nod.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 20.6 (246) (June 1996): 10-16, 18-24, 26-35. Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997), 330-49. Merril, MoU-St

A collection of connected stories about an attempt to create a Kikuyu eutopia on a terraformed world. A leader tries to impose an unchangeable vision but fails.