Michael P. Kube-McDowell

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Michael Paul Kube-McDowell's earliest science fiction stories began appearing in magazines such as Amazing, Asimov's, and Analog in 1979. His 1985 debut novel Emprise, the first volume of the Trigon Disunity future history, was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. The Quiet Pools, published as a Bantam hardcover in 1990, was a Hugo Award nominee.


In addition to his solo novels, Kube-McDowell has collaborated with Sir Arthur C. Clarke (The Trigger) and Isaac Asimov (for the YA series Robot City. He also wrote the popular Black Fleet Crisis trilogy for the Star Wars Expanded Universe; all three volumes were New York Times bestsellers.


A former middle school science teacher, Kube-McDowell has written about science and technology for a variety

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Before the Storm

3.38 avg rating — 5,664 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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Shield of Lies

3.40 avg rating — 5,565 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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Tyrant's Test

3.42 avg rating — 5,256 ratings — published 1996 — 17 editions
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Odyssey (Isaac Asimov's Rob...

4.10 avg rating — 2,076 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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Alternities

3.53 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Emprise (The Trigon Disunit...

3.78 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1985 — 6 editions
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Enigma (The Trigon Disunity...

3.92 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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The Black Fleet Crisis

3.64 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Empery (The Trigon Disunity...

3.72 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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The Quiet Pools

3.67 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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I'm familiar with Krugman from his New York Times column, which frequently has me nodding emphatically and saying "Yes--exactly!" So I expected it to be smart, honest, and quotable. What I didn't realize was that it was written between the 2006 and 2 ...more
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Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
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I don't know that I can say I -enjoyed- this novel (the fact that I never went searching for other Tevis works might be a telling clue), but I found it to be powerful and engrossing. Tevis's view of humanity is darker than mine--at least, darker than ...more
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The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
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In the summer of 1974, my future wife-to-be snapped up used copies of more than a dozen Heinlein titles from Curious Bookstore as a present for me. While there are few Heinlein novels I haven't read more than once (and even fewer I regretted reading ...more
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The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
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The End of Eternity has long been one of my favorite novels from one of my favorite authors. The SFnal elements are tight and clever, and the human story is engaging and tender.
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“Palpatine sought power over others. Yoda sought power from within. Palpatine wanted control of everything, in the hopes of building what he thought would be a perfect universe. Yoda gave up the idea of controlling or perfecting the universe, in the hopes of understanding it.”
Michael P. Kube-McDowell, Before the Storm

“Do not expect to be applauded when you do the right thing, and do not expect to be forgiven when you err. But even your enemies will respect commitment - and a conscience at peace is worth more than a thousand tainted victories”
Michael P. Kube-McDowell, Tyrant's Test

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