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Nancy Kress

Nancy Anne 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 became a novel in 1993. She also won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2013 for After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, and 2015 for Yesterday's Kin. 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. During the winter of 2008/09, Nancy Kress was the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.

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The Body Human: Three Stories of Future Medicine

Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is famous for creating realistic near-future societies based on technological advances and then studying the impact those technological changes have on our society.

Here is a collection of three outstanding stories that deal with innovations in medical science and how they affect our li...

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New Under the Sun

Nancy Kress

A brand-new book by master storyteller Nancy Kress. Set in the near future, Nancy Kress’ story gives us a world increasingly hostile to new ideas as religious fundamentalism dictates social agenda and where the primary use of science is to bolster these very same uncompromising attitudes. Annabel Le...

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Oaths and Miracles

Nancy Kress

Judy Kozinski needs answers. Her husband, a prominent genetic scientist, has been found murdered, and no one can find a motive.

In Las Vegas, a showgirl sends a cryptic message to FBI agent Robert Cavanaugh from a murdered friend.

How are the two related, and what does it all have to do with the m...

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Stinger

Nancy Kress

FBI Special Agent Robert Cavanaugh has been consigned to a backwater office in Southern Maryland where he can stay out of trouble. Yet trouble follows him as a special strain of malaria is discovered in Maryland that selectively kills African Americans with the sickle-cell trait.

Melanie Anderson i...

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Act One

Nancy Kress

"One of the best of the year ... a compelling novella about a once-famous actress and her devoted manager who get much more publicity of an unfortunate sort when they inadvertently become embroiled with an act of biological terrorism with potentially world-changing results."—Gardner Dozois, Locus...

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AI Unbound: Two Stories of Artificial Intelligence

Nancy Kress

These two outstanding stories give us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society....

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Beggars in Spain

Nancy Kress

This is the original novella which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Leisha Camden is a genetically engineered "Sleepless." Her ability to stay awake all the time has not only made her more productive, but the genetic modifications have also given the "Sleepless" a higher IQ and may even make them imm...

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Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetics

Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is unrivaled in her treatment of genetic engineering. In 1991 she wrote the ground-breaking classic novella “Beggars in Spain” (Hugo/Nebula winner) and since then has only enhanced her outstanding reputation of telling stories set in the near-future and dealing with genetics.

This colle...

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