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Science Fiction short story by Spider Robinson. * * 1/2

It won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Story in 1983. Go figure. The foreword to the story collection claims the award was in 1982, but novalis' Hugo Award index shows it was 1983.

"Melancholy Elephants" explores what the world would be like if copyright were extended indefinitely.

It incidentally makes use of the US's campaign finance system to move the plot along.

Although it is topical, we learn little about the characters besides their relative commitments to the issues presented in the story.

There is also a story collection called Melancholy Elephants, printed in 1985. It contains the stories:

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