Probability Space

Probability Space

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Nancy Kress made her reputation in the early 90's with her multiple award-winning novella BEGGARS IN SPAIN, which became the basis of her extremely successful Beggars Trilogy. Now she brings us PROBABILITY SPACE, the conclusion of her trilogy that began with PROBABILITY MOON and PROBABILITY SUN. Centred on the same world as Kress's Nebula Award-winning novelette, Flowers of Aulit Prison, the Probability Trilogy has already been recognised as her next great work by critics and readers alike. In PROBABILITY SPACE, humanity is losing the war with the alien Fallers. As the action moves from the Earth to Mars to the farthest reaches of known space, four humans-armed with little more than an unproven theory-try to enter the Fallers' home star system. It's a desperate gamble, and the fate of the entire universe may hang in the balance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 367 pages
  • 145.3 x 216.9 x 30.5mm | 535.25g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765301709
  • 9780765301703

About Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress was born and raised in upstate New York, where she spent most of her childhood either reading or playing in the woods. She earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education, as well as an M.A. in English. While she was pregnant with the second of her two sons, she started writing fiction. She had never planned on becoming a writer, but staying at home full-time with infants left her time to experiment. In 1990 she went full-time as an SF writer. The first thing she wrote in this new status was the novella version of "Beggars In Spain," which won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award. She is the author of more than twenty books, including more than a dozen novels of science fiction and fantasy, as well as three story collections, and two books on writing. Of her most recent novels, "Probability Space "(Tor, 2002) won the John W. Campbell Award for Best SF novel. Her short fiction has appeared in all the usual places, garnering her one Hugo and three Nebula Awards. Her work has been translated into Swedish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Croatian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Greek, Hebrew, and Russian. She is also the monthly "Fiction" columnist for "Writer's Digest Magazine" and she teaches writing regularly at various places, including Clarion and The Writing Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She currently resides in Rochester, New York.show more

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Praise for Nancy Kress's Probability Trilogy"Kress's Sleepless trilogy proved that she was a serious writer, worthy of considered attention. Probability Moon only emphasizes that."--"Locus""This book has something for everyone."--"VOYA "on "Probability Moon""Kress has blended such a nice set of surprises and inevitabilities that you should learn and read and enjoy them for yourself. You don't have to read" Probability Moon" to have a good time, but you'll probably search it out anyway."--"San Diego Union-Tribune "on "Probability Sun""Displaying a typically strong synthesis of Kress' many gifts, the novel leaves the door wide open for at least one successor."--"Booklist "on "Probability Sun"show more

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