Nancy Kress

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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

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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“…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

“You must learn to be three people at once: writer, character, and reader.”
Nancy Kress, Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints

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

 
  19 votes, 20.7%

 
  17 votes, 18.5%

 
  17 votes, 18.5%

 
  14 votes, 15.2%

 
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  11 votes, 12.0%

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Beyond Reality: Nominations for September! 20 215 Jun 20, 2009 09:29AM  
Hard SF: * BotM: "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress 6 70 Oct 16, 2009 12:43PM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for August! 19 69 May 25, 2010 03:34PM  
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