Nancy Kress

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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 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 the... Read more of this blog post »
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Beggars in Spain (Sleepless...

3.94 avg rating — 6,369 ratings — published 1993 — 30 editions
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Beggars and Choosers (Sleep...

3.84 avg rating — 2,224 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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Beginnings, Middles & Ends

3.94 avg rating — 2,009 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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After the Fall, Before the ...

3.46 avg rating — 2,210 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Characters, Emotion & Viewp...

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Beggars Ride (Sleepless, #3)

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Probability Moon (Probabili...

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Steal Across the Sky

3.45 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Yesterday's Kin

3.52 avg rating — 1,126 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Flash Point

3.31 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Author appearance, July 11, 2018 07:00PM
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA, US

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One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak
One for Sorrow
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A fascinating novel that is hard to classify: part ghost story, part love story, part family drama, part coming-of-age story. The writing is lovely. The story wanders a little in the middle but gets back on track by the end. I hope the forthcoming mo ...more
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Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser
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An interesting non-fiction exploration of the microbes within the human body. Part scientific report and part speculation, the book discusses not only the already familiar case against antibiotics as the cause of drug-resistant diseases, but also the ...more
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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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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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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.”
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“You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion.”
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“You must learn to be three people at once: writer, character, and reader.”
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Beyond Reality: Nominations for September! 20 187 Jun 20, 2009 09:29AM  
Hard SF: * BotM: "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress 6 61 Oct 16, 2009 12:43PM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for August! 19 68 May 25, 2010 03:34PM  
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The Seasonal Read...: 15.4 - Learn Your Numbers 137 366 Aug 19, 2010 10:47PM  
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