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  • The Martian Child

  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (275 ratings)

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The Martian Child

By: David Gerrold
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

Gerrold, a science-fiction writer from California, adopts a son who has a slight behavioral problem. He believes himself to be a Martian. Gerrold begins the long, involving work of trying to earn the acceptance of Dennis, a hyperactive eight-year-old who desperately wants a father's love, but is so insecure he feels he must be an alien. Gerrold's semi-autobiographical memoir of the first two years with Dennis is a funny, endearing, heartbreaking, and beautifully written testament to fatherhood.
©2006 David Gerrold (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

Critic reviews

  • Hugo Award, Best Novelette, 1995
  • Nebula Award, Best Novelette, 1994

"The heart-searing moments are many but never overwritten, thanks to Gerrold's bright, efficient exposition." (Booklist)