A prolific SF and fantasy short story writer, he is also the author of two solo novels, Good News From Outer Space (1989) and Corrupting Dr. Nice (1997); and one novel, Freedom Beach (1985), in collaboration with James Patrick Kelly. A collection of Kessel's SF stories is Meeting in Infinity (1992).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1980 -- ConQuesT 1980
- 1982 -- Nebula Award
- 1983 -- ConQuesT 4+10, Best Novelette Hugo nominee
- 1991 -- ConQuesT 22
- 1992 -- Best Short Story Hugo nominee, Locus Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "Buffalo"
- 1994 -- Best Novelette Hugo nominee
- 2006 -- DeepSouthCon 44, Phoenix Award
- 2008 -- Nebula Award
- 2009 -- Shirley Jackson Award, Best Novelette Hugo nominee
- 2018 -- ICFA 39
Kessel is married to author Therese Anne Fowler.
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