Paul Park





Paul Park

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Paul Park (born 1954) is an American science fiction author and fantasy author. He lives in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. He also teaches a Reading and Writing Science Fiction course at Williams College. He has also taught several times at the Clarion West Writing Workshop.

Park appeared on the American science fiction scene in 1987 and quickly established himself as a writer of polished, if often grim, literary science fiction. His first work was the Starbridge Chronicles trilogy, set on a world with generations-long seasons much like Brian Aldiss' Helliconia trilogy. His critically acclaimed novels have since dealt with colonialism on alien worlds (Coelestis), Biblical (Three Marys) and theosophical (The
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A Princess of Roumania (Pri...
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The Tourmaline (Princess of...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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The White Tyger (Princess o...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Hidden World (Princess ...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Soldiers of Paradise (The S...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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Celestis
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Sugar Rain (The Starbridge ...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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All Those Vanished Engines
2.93 of 5 stars 2.93 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Cult of Loving Kindness...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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The Gospel Of Corax
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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“The heroine might be unsure. And the reader. But I don’t think the author should be.”
Paul Park, All Those Vanished Engines

“That’s why it’s difficult to write about your own life. Any distortion feels like a betrayal.”
Paul Park

“We all have strategies to distract ourselves from what we cannot bear. Memory, for example, serves such a function.”
Paul Park

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