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Kin by Bruce McAllister

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kin Bruce McAllister s Kin is a boy meets alien story that hits all the standard buttons of that form The boy in question Kim approaches the alien for help The alien st refuses but is later won over because it senses something special in the boy The alien helps the boy amp offers him the chance to travel the stars What makes McAllister s version interesting amp highly enjoyable is that the alien is a stone cold assassin amp that the something special he recognizes in the boy are the nascent skills of an equally efficient killer At the heart of the story is the interaction between Kim amp the alien whom the boy manipulates by playing on his cultural taboos amp conventions amp for whom he feels equal measures of fascination revulsion amp fear McAllister could easily have fallen into the trap of making Kim sweet amp uncomprehending gee Mister Alien could you help me or unrealistically clever amp calculating Instead he hits the perfect middle ground Kim holds his own against the alien but there s always a palpable sense of how close he s skirting to genuine danger amp more importantly of how incomplete his understanding of that danger is One often hears readers complain that it is rare to encounter convincing aliens in fiction but it s just as rare to encounter convincing amp interesting children McAllister manages both Abigail Nussbaum s blog Asking the Wrong Questions fo

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