The Best of Nancy Kress


The Best of Nancy Kress



By Nancy Kress, College at Brockport alumna and former faculty member.

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.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Burton, MI : Subterranean Press,, c2015.

558 pages ; 28 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: PS3561.R46 A6 2015

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 -- The flowers of Aulit Prison -- The price of oranges -- By fools like me -- Casey's empire -- Shiva in shadow -- Grant us this day -- The kindness of strangers -- End game -- My mother, dancing -- Trinity -- People like us -- Evolution -- Margin of error -- Beggars in Spain.

The Best of Nancy Kress