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An estrangement between young Sauscony and her father threatens to tear apart the Skolian Empire when it initiates the war between Skolia and the Aristo Traders.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 32mm | 199.58g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765348373
  • 9780765348371
  • 2,345,835

About Catherine Asaro

CATHERINE ASARO was born in Oakland, California and grew up in El Cerrito, just north of Berkeley. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs. A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980s she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland. Catherine's fiction is a successful blend of hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. She has published more than dozen novels, almost all of which belong to her "Saga of the Skolian Empire," including "The Quantum Rose," which won the Nebula Award for best novel of 2001. Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a young ballet dancer who loves math.
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Praise for the multiple-award-winning Saga of the Skolian Empire: "Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire has quietly become one of the most interesting, ambitious, and popular science-fiction series since "Dune"."--"Romantic Times""Asaro has quickly gained a reputation as a writer of first-rate rip-roaring adventures."--"SF Site""Intrigue, drama and romance converge in nebula winner Asaro's latest Skolian Empire adventure, an enthralling stand-alone that fills in the early history of the empire."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Skyfall"""The Moon's Shadow" is superior space opera, with a level of realism and psychological depth that amply rewards readers who prefer their entertainment well seasoned with sharp intelligence. Asaro succeeds in giving readers a rewarding look into her elaborate and colorful fictional universe, and in leaving them with the desire to soon visit it again."-Pamela Sargent,"This latest installment blends dynastic intrigue with theoretical physics to create a story that will appeal to fans of hard sf as well as grand-scale storytelling."--"Library Journal" on "Spherical Harmonic"
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671 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 23% (155)
4 43% (291)
3 27% (182)
2 4% (29)
1 2% (14)
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