Author's Note

(with thanks to Bruce Sterling)

Welcome to the John Kessel homepage, originated by hypertext maven Jason Lundberg. But since September 1998, I have been handling the upkeep. Here you'll find more than you'd ever want to know about my science fiction, my fantasy, and my other interests.

Some of the material on these pages was once part of the commercial economy, but here you didn't have to pay any money to see it. If you did, you're being ripped off, so tell me about it.

If you find some things here you enjoy, let me know. I'll do my best to reply. If anything here is provocative or valuable enough to you, you may download it for personal use, or upload it onto boards or discussion groups. Print it out. You can photocopy the printouts and hand them around as long as you don't take any money for it. More grist for the ongoing conversation, as far as I'm concerned.

But the material here is not public domain. You can't copyright it; it's already been done. Don't try to make this stuff part of the conventional flow of commerce. Let it be part of the flow of knowledge; there's a big difference. Just think about it, react, and copy and pass it on to whomever might find it interesting.