Rated G. Contains nothing age-inappropriate. However, some listeners may find it excessively sad.
2006 Podcast & Portable Media Expo
Barnaby in Exile
by Mike Resnick
“Very good, Barnaby,” she says. “And what is this?”
“Kitten,” I say.
We go through the whole book.
“Where is Barnaby?” I ask.
“Barnaby is an ape,” she says. “There is no picture of an ape in the book.”
I wonder if there are any other Barnabys in the world, and if they are lonely too.
About the Author
Mike Resnick is an American science fiction writer and was executive editor of Jim Baen’s Universe. Resnick’s style is known for the inclusion of humor; he has probably sold more humorous stories than any science fiction author except Robert Sheckley, and even his most grim and serious stories have frequent unexpected bursts of humor in them. Resnick enjoys collaborating, especially on short stories.