Books

  • Dynamic Characters Dynamic Characters A truly unforgettable story is defined by its characters. Their motivations, their changes, their actions compel us to read on, anxiously trying to discern what will happen next. In Dynamic Characters, award-winning author and Writer's Digest columnist Nancy Kress explores the fundamental relationship between ... Read more
  • Beaker’s Dozen Beaker’s DozenThe twenty-first century, it's often remarked, will transform our knowledge of biology, in the same way that the twentieth century transformed physics. With knowledge of course, comes application. And with the application of all we are learning about genetic engineering come social and ... Read more
  • Stinger StingerFBI Agent Robert Cavanaugh has been transferred from the organized crime unit to the slow-paced field office for southern Maryland, where the biggest federal crime is the condition of the roads. But things take an unpleasant turn when a nurse at a local hospital ... Read more
  • Maximum Light Maximum LightIn Maximum Light, which takes place in the near future, synthetic chemicals are destroying the fertility of nearly every species on Earth, including humans. The birthrate has dropped so low that the human population consists primarily of people over the age of 50, ... Read more
  • Oaths and Miracles Oaths and MiraclesJudy O'Brien Kozinski has no idea what she'll find as she investigates the death of her husband. A genetic scientist, he was slain for his refusal to work for a biotech company of dubious intentions controlled by the mob. As she fights for ... Read more
  • Beggars Ride Beggars RideDeveloped out of her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," the trilogy was launched with Beggars in Spain (1993), also a Nebula nominee for best novel, and continued in Beggars and Choosers (1995). Both received widespread praise and unusual enthusiasm. Locus, ... Read more
  • Beggars and Choosers Beggars and ChoosersIn Beggars and Choosers, Kress returns to the same future world created in her earlier work, an America strangely altered by genetic modifications. Millions of ordinary people are supported by the efforts of the handsome and intellectually superior gene-modified, who are in turn ... Read more
  • Beggars In Spain Beggars in SpainLeisha Camden is genetically engineered to not need sleep. So are sixteen other children in the United States, and they are just the beginning. But the Sleepless represent a challenge to the social order: Their extra daily time and extended life span confer ... Read more
  • Beginnings, Middles, and Ends Beginnings, Middles, and EndsGet your stories off to a roaring start.Keep them tight and crisp throughout.Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat ... Read more
  • The Aliens of Earth The Aliens of EarthPowerful human emotions and the relationship between the inner self and outer world are the central concerns in a deeply moving story collection by the author of Beggars in Spain . Whether the tale concerns slips through time ("The Price of Oranges," "The ... Read more