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Kristine Smith

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Kristine Smith is the author of the Jani Kilian series and other science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories under her own name. Her fiction has been nominated for the Locus Award for First Novel, Philip K. Dick Memorial Award and the IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, and she was the 2001 winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she spent 26 years working in pharmaceutical product R&D. She was born in the Northeast, grew up in the South, and currently lives in the Midwest.

Kristine Smith has also written the supernatural thrillers GIDEON and JERICHO under the name Alex Gordon.

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Flower Time: Spring Ephemerals

In a burst of giddy optimism a couple of weeks ago, I shoved the heavier fleece-lined pants in the dresser drawer. This apparently attracted the attention of Mother Nature, who responded with the weather equivalent of “Oh, yeah?” This was capped off last night with a Freeze Warning, frosty rooftops and greenery, and a frozen birdbath.

Through all this, the flowers have hung in there. The daffodils

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Code of Conduct (Jani Kilia...

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Rules of Conflict (Jani Kil...

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