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Best of Nancy Kress

Best of Nancy Kress

by Nancy Kress

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Nancy Kress, winner of multiple awards for her science fiction and fantasy, ranges through space and time in this stunning collection


Dust jacket illustration by Tom Canty.

Nancy Kress, winner of multiple awards for her science fiction and fantasy, ranges through space and time in this stunning collection.  Anne Boleyn is snatched from her time stream—with unexpected consequences for two worlds.  A far-future spaceship brings religion to a planet that already harbors shocking natives.  People genetically engineered to never need to sleep clash with those who do.  A scientific expedition to the center of the galaxy discovers more than anyone bargained for.  A woman finds that “people like us” does not mean what she thinks it does.

Praised for both her hard SF and her complex characters, Nancy Kress brings a unique viewpoint to twenty-one stories, the best of a long and varied career that has won her five Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies

From Locus:

“Another candidate for the title of best collection of the year, in a year that’s turning out to be very strong for short-story collections, is The Best of Nancy Kress… worth it for the extensive amount of really first-class fiction you get, including several Hugo and Nebula Award winners.”

From Publishers Weekly:

“The much-lauded talents of SF and fantasy writer Kress (Yesterday’s Kin) are finely showcased in this sparkling and thoughtful collection of 21 short stories… Kress has a gift for focusing on the familiar and the personal, even in the most alien settings. This collection will fire the imaginations of new readers and longtime fans alike.”

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • And Wild For to Hold
  • Out of All Them Bright Stars
  • Pathways
  • Dancing on Air
  • Unto the Daughters
  • Laws of Survival
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Flowers of Aulit Prison
  • Price of Oranges
  • By Fools Like Me
  • Casey’s Empire
  • Shiva in Shadow
  • Grant Us This Day
  • Kindness of Strangers
  • End Game
  • My Mother, Dancing
  • Trinity
  • People Like Us
  • Evolution
  • Margin of Error
  • Beggars in Spain

Additional Information

Authors Kress, Nancy
Artists Canty, Tom
Binding Hardcover
Type Collection
Edition Limited
Year 2015
Month 4
Print Status In Print
Shippable Yes
eBook? Yes
Length 560 pages



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