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Nancy Kress is an American science fiction writer. She began writing in 1976 but has achieved her greatest notice since the publication of her Hugo and Nebula-winning 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a novel with the same title. In addition to her novels, Kress has written numerous short stories and is a regular columnist for Writer's Digest. She is a regular at Clarion writing workshops and at The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Winter of 2008/09, Nancy Kress is the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE manages to do what I would have indeed thought impossible: Make a tsunami boring.

Actually, that's not accurate. The tsunami, which occupies the first twenty minutes or so of the movie, is breath-taking. The film makers used models, CGI, and live action, and when the wall of water sweeps over the edge of an Indonesian resort and carries everything along with it, I felt I was there... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.80 · 35,708 ratings · 3,746 reviews · 254 distinct works · Similar authors
Beggars in Spain (Sleepless...
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Beggars and Choosers (Sleep...
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Beginnings, Middles & Ends
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Beggars Ride (Sleepless, #3)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 791 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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After the Fall, Before the ...
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Steal Across the Sky
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Probability Moon (Probabili...
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Darkbeast by Morgan Keyes
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A book I liked for young readers (age 10 and up): DARKBEAST, by Morgan Keyes, published by Simon & Schuster. As a former 4th-grade teacher, I sometimes read kid-lit. This one has an appealing protag, a richly drawn fantasy world, and an ending I...more
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This beautifully written, deeply disturbing non-fiction book is the result of journalist Katherine Boo's spending three years in one of the poorest slums in India. People here earn their livings mostly sorting and reselling trash. Boo draws character...more
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“…Boredom [is] a moral failing, the mark of a mind insufficiently stocked to occupy itself.”
Nancy Kress, Probability Moon

“You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.”
Nancy Kress, Steal Across the Sky

“Miri once told me that there were only four important ques­tions you could ask about any human being: How does he fill up his time? How does he feel about how he fills up his time? What does he love? How does he react to those he perceives as either inferior or superior to him?

If you make people feel inferior, even unintentionally," she had said, her dark eyes intense, "they will be uncomfortable around you. In that situation, some people will attack. Some will ridicule, to 'cut you down to size.' But some will admire, and learn from you. If you make people feel superior, some will react by dis­missing you. Some by wielding power — just because they can — in greater or lesser ways. But some will be moved to protect and help. All this is just as true of a junior lodge clique as of a group of governments.”
Nancy Kress, Beggars and Choosers

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JUNE SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two novels move on the run-off poll for our June 2012 SF Book of the Month

 
  31 votes, 28.4%

 
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