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The Spacetime Pool

A Novella by

Three works from Catherine Asaro, author of the Skolian Empire series. Includes Nebula award-winning novella "The Spacetime Pool", novelette "Light and Shadow", and an essay: "A Poetry of Angles and Dreams".

"Readers seeking the harmonious meld of hard SF's rigor and human chemistry's heat should read Catherine Asaro's fiction."
- SciFi Weekly

"Asaro's portrait of interstellar intrigue, weird socio-political customs and galactic history has come to approach the neighborhood of such classics as Frank Herbert's DUNE series."

on the Skolian Empire series:
"One of the major series in the genre."
- SF Chronicle

"Asaro's Skolian saga is ... in many ways as compelling as DUNE, if not more so."
- Booklist

about the author:
Catherine Asaro is a Nebula Award winner for her novel The Quantum Rose, part of her popular Skolian Empire series, and the novella "The Spacetime Pool." Her novels have three times been named the best science fiction novel of the year by Romantic Times Book Club. She has won numerous other awards, including the Analog Readers Poll award, the Homer, and the Sapphire award. She has an M.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in chemical physics, both from Harvard, and has done research at the University of Toronto, The Max Planck Institute, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and danced on both the west and east coasts. Her near future thrillers include the novels Alpha, Sunrise Alley, The Phoenix Code, and The Veiled Web. Her most recent Ruby Dynasty books are The Ruby Dice, Diamond Star, and Carnelians.. For Diamond Star, she also cut a CD of the same name with the rock band Point Valid, which offers a soundtrack to the book. She continues to compose and perform, and appears in concert at science fiction cons. Catherine has written fourteen novels in the popular Skolian Saga - Carnelians being the latest - several fantasies, including The Charmed Sphere, The Misted Cliffs, and The Night Bird.

Genre: Science Fiction

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