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Nancy Kress

(Nancy Anne Kress)
USA (1948 - )
Wife of Charles Sheffield

aka Anna Kendall

NANCY KRESS has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for various pieces of short fiction. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, SF author Charles Sheffield.

In the early nineties, Nancy Kress took the SF world by storm with her multiple award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," which became the basis for her extremely successful Sleepless Trilogy (comprising Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers, and Beggars Ride). Since then she has written more than a dozen novels, most recently the well-received Probability Trilogy, which Booklist praised saying "Kress's characterizations are as sound as ever, but many will be agreeably surprised at her proficiency with military hardware and action scenes. Very impressive."And Kirkus, in a starred review, simply raved: "Kress's always excellent characters wrestle with a splendid array of puzzles and problems, human, alien, and scientific: another resounding success for this talented sure-footed writer."
 
Series contributed to
Stellar Guild (with Therese Pieczynski)
Dancing on Air (1997)
     aka New Under the Sun
Dancing on Air
 
Yanked!
 
Nebula Awards Showcase 2003
 
Anthologies edited
Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology's Future
 
Non fiction
Beginnings, Middles, and EndsDynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers CaptivatedCharacters, Emotion and ViewpointWrite Great Fiction series
The Write Great Fiction Collection Bundle
 
Anthologies containing stories by Nancy Kress
UniverseX 11 (1981)
Universe 12 (1982)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 (1985)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection (1986)
Nebula Awards 21 (1987)
Full Spectrum (1988)
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection (1989)
     aka Demons and Dreams
Xanadu (1993)
Full Spectrum 4 (1993)
Strange Dreams (1993)
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980s (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
By Any Other Fame (1994)
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (1994)
Nebula Awards 28 (1994)
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow (1994)
Women of Wonder (1995)
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (1995)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Killing Me Softly (1995)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
Year's Best SF (1996)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996)
Cybersex (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
Visions of Wonder (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual Collection (1997)
The Science Fiction Century (1997)
Timegates (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
The New Hugo Winners Volume IV (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual Collection (1998)
Year's Best SF 3 (1998)
Future on Ice (1998)
Nanotech (1998)
Isaac Asimov's Valentines (1999)
Year's Best SF 4 (1999)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
Nebula Awards 33 (1999)
Far Horizons (1999)
Armageddons (1999)
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (1999)
The Chick Is in the Mail (2000)
UniverseX 11Universe 12The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 14
The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual CollectionNebula Awards 21Full SpectrumThe Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection
XanaduFull Spectrum 4Strange DreamsThe Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980s
The Norton Book of Science FictionBy Any Other FameModern Classic Short Novels of Science FictionNebula Awards 28
Isaac Asimov's CyberdreamsThe Year's Best Science Fiction Eleventh Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual CollectionNew Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow
Women of WonderIsaac Asimov's Skin DeepThe Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection
Killing Me SoftlyRuby Slippers, Golden TearsYear's Best SFThe Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection
CybersexTwists of the TaleVisions of WonderThe Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual Collection
The Science Fiction CenturyTimegatesThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual CollectionBlack Swan, White Raven
Dying for ItThe New Hugo Winners Volume IVThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual CollectionYear's Best SF 3
Future on IceNanotechIsaac Asimov's ValentinesYear's Best SF 4
Silver Birch, Blood MoonNebula Awards 33Far HorizonsArmageddons
Isaac Asimov's Solar SystemThe Chick Is in the Mail
 
Short stories
Shadows on the Cave Wall (1981)
Talp Hunt (1982)
With the Original Cast (1982)
Borovsky's Hollow Woman (1983) (with Jeff Duntemann)
Night Win (1983)
Trinity [short story] (1984)Nebula (nominee)
Out of All Them Bright Stars (1985)Nebula
Down Behind Cuba Lake (1986)
Phone Repairs (1986)
Cannibals (1987)
Glass (1987)
Craps (1988)
In a World Like This (1988)
In Memoriam (1988)
Philippa's Hands (1988)
Spillage (1988)
People Like Us (1989)
The Price of Oranges [short story] (1989)
The Prince of Oranges (1989)Hugo (nominee)
Renaissance (1989)
The Flowers of the Aulit Prison (1990)Nebula
Inertia (1990)
Touchdown (1990)
And Wild for to Hold (1991)Hugo (nominee)
Beggars in Spain [short story] (1991)Hugo
Nebula
The Mountain to Mohammed (1992)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Ars Longa (1993)
The Battle of Long Island (1993)
Dancing on Air [short story] (1993)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Death of John Patrick Yoder (1993)
To Scale (1993)
Margin of Error (1994)
Words Like Pale Stones (1994)
Evolution (1995)
Fault Lines (1995)Hugo (nominee)
Feigenbaum Number (1995)
Hard Drive (1995)
Summer Wind (1995)
Marigold Outlet (1996)
Always True to Thee, in My Fashion (1997)
Johnny's So Long at the Fair (1997)
Steadfast (1997)
Steamship Soldier on the Information Front (1997)Hugo (nominee)
The Planers of Aulit Prison (1998)
State of Nature (1998)
Arms and the Woman (2000)


Awards
Nebula nominee (1985) : Trinity [short story]
Nebula Best Short story winner (1986) : Out of All Them Bright Stars
Hugo nominee (1990) : The Prince of Oranges
Hugo nominee (1992) : And Wild for to Hold
Hugo winner (1992) : Beggars in Spain [short story]
Nebula winner (1992) : Beggars in Spain [short story]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1993) : The Mountain to Mohammed
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1993) : The Mountain to Mohammed
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1994) : Beggars in Spain
Hugo nominee (1994) : Dancing on Air [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1994) : Beggars in Spain
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1994) : Beggars in Spain
Nebula nominee (1994) : Dancing on Air [short story]
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1994) : Beggars in Spain
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1995) : Beggars and Choosers
Hugo nominee (1996) : Fault Lines
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1996) : Beggars and Choosers
Nebula winner (1998) : The Flowers of the Aulit Prison
Hugo nominee (1999) : Steamship Soldier on the Information Front
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2002) : Probability Sun
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2003) : Probability Space


Nancy Kress recommends
Tales of Old Earth
Tales of Old Earth (1992)
Michael Swanwick
"A stunning collection from one of science fiction's very best writers. Pay in blood if necessary, but don't miss these stories."
The Terminal Experiment
The Terminal Experiment (1995)
Robert J Sawyer
"Blends high-tech mystery with a cutting-edge future ... This book matters."
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse (1999)
(Gumshoe, book 1)
Keith Hartman
"Witty, inventive and endlessly entertaining - this is an amazing book."
A Small and Remarkable Life
A Small and Remarkable Life (2006)
Nick DiChario
"One of the most original first-contact novels ever."
Horizons
Horizons (2006)
Mary Rosenblum
"A sure winner... if you want to know what the human future might actually look like - this could well be it."
King's Property
King's Property (2007)
(Queen of the Orcs, book 1)
Morgan Howell
"Original and vivid. I was captivated."
Afterparty
Afterparty (2014)
Daryl Gregory
"I can't recommend this novel highly enough!"



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