New York : Tor, 2007, c2002.
2nd Tor trade pbk. ed.
190 p. ; 21 cm.
"Based on a true story."
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"First hardcover edition: June 2002"--T.p. verso.
In this semi-autobiographical novel, Gerrold, a science fiction writer from California, adopts a son who has a slight behavioral problem - he believes himself to be a Martian. A chronicle of the first two years after the adoption ends with the climax of Dennis running away and waiting in a city park at night for the flying saucers to come and reclaim him.