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Dynamic Characters

Nancy Kress

Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress

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 characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.

Kress balances her writing instruction with hands-on checklists to help you build strong characters from the outside in. Blending physical, emotional and...

2016 / 1 / 22
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Steal Across the Sky

Nancy Kress

Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress

The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet:

"We are an alien race you may call the Atoners. Ten thousand years ago we wronged humanity profoundly. We cannot undo what has been done, but we wish humanity to understand it. Therefore we request twenty-one volunteers to visit seven planets to Witness for us. We will convey each volunteer there and back in complete safety. Volunteers must speak English. Send requests for electronic applications to witness@Atoners.com."

At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't.

This is the story of three of those...

2015 / 5 / 8
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Probability Space

Nancy Kress

Probability Space by Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress cemented her reputation in SF with the publication of her multiple-award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," which became the basis for her extremely successful Beggars Trilogy (comprising Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers, and Beggars Ride).

And now she brings us Probability Space, the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Probability Moon and then Probability Sun, which is centered on the same world as Kress's Nebula Award-winning novelette, "Flowers of Aulit Prison." The Probability Trilogy has already been widely recognized as the next great work by this important SF...

2015 / 5 / 6
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Probability Sun

Nancy Kress

Probability Sun by Nancy Kress

Salvation or Annihilation?

A strange artifact has been discovered on a distant planet, an artifact that may be the key to humanity's salvation. For we at war with the Fallers, an alien race bent on nothing short of genocide, and this is a war we are losing. The artifact is not only a powerful weapon, but possibly the rosetta stone to a lost superscience . . . a superscience that the Fallers may have already decoded. Or it may be a doomsday machine that could destroy the very fabric of space.

2015 / 5 / 6
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Probability Moon

Nancy Kress

Probability Moon by Nancy Kress

Humankind has expanded out into interstellar space using star gates-technological remnants left behind by an ancient, long-vanished race. But the technology comes with a price. Among the stars, humanity encountered the Fallers, a strange alien race bent on nothing short of genocide. It's all-out war, and humanity is losing.

In this fragile situation, a new planet is discovered, inhabited by a pre-industrial race who experience "shared reality"-they're literally compelled to share the same worldview. A team of human scientists is dispatched-but what they don't know is that their mission of first...

2015 / 5 / 6
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Beaker's Dozen

Nancy Kress

Beaker's Dozen by Nancy Kress

"The 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 ethical questions, some of them knotty.

This is where science fiction enters, stage left. Scientific laboratories are where the new technologies are rehearsed. Science fiction rehearses the implications of those technologies. What might we eventually do with out new-found power? Should we do it? Who should do...

2015 / 5 / 6
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Flash Point

Nancy Kress

Flash Point by Nancy KressScience-fiction superstar and multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Nancy Kress comes to YA in this brain-twisting thriller

How far would you go?

The Collapse has ransacked the economy, making work almost impossible to find and forcing Amy from college hopeful to sole provider for her terminally-ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. To make ends meet, Amy auditions for a slot on a new reality TV show, which promises both a hefty salary and full medical benefits for her entire family. Somehow, she gets chosen, and she leaps to sign a contract despite her misgivings.

The show in which she'll...

2014 / 11 / 9
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Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

Nancy Kress

Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:

  • Choose and execute the best point of view for your story
  • Create three-dimensional and believable...
2014 / 7 / 29
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Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

Nancy Kress

Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress

Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:

  • Choose and execute the best point of view for your story
  • Create three-dimensional and believable...
2014 / 1 / 3
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The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic and Modern Science Fiction Stories

Arthur C. Clarke & Nancy Kress & Philip K. Dick

The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic and Modern Science Fiction Stories by Arthur C. Clarke & Nancy Kress & Philip K. Dick
2013 / 2 / 16
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Fountain of Age

Nancy Kress

Fountain of Age by Nancy KressAn award winning writer's latest collection of stories show us science fiction from unexpected vantage points.
2012 / 5 / 4
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends

Nancy Kress

Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy KressGet Your Readers' Attention -- And Keep It -- From the First World to the Final PageTranslating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story-essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling.- Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs.- Make and keep your story's implicit promise to the reader.- Build drama and credibility by controlling...
2011 / 11 / 24
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Beggars in Spain

Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent ... and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.

Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts -- victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society ... and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her "gift" -- a world...

2009 / 6 / 21
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Dynamic Characters

Nancy Kress

Dynamic Characters by Nancy KressIn this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.

In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes:

  • Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction
  • Enlightening exercises to help you build strong characters starting from the outside-in
  • Beginning chapters that focus on the physical elements that comprise a character, providing techniques for using external qualities to...
  • 2009 / 5 / 8
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