The Spacetime Pool [NOOK Book]

Overview

This exciting collection includes Asaro's Nebula Award- winning novella "The Spacetime Pool," her Skolian Empire story "Light and Shadow" and the author's essay "A Poetry of Angles and Dreams", with new Introductions to the fiction works. 

"The Spacetime Pool" begins as Janelle, a brilliant young MIT graduate, is pulled against her will into an alternate world of medieval-level warfare but with advanced mathematics, harems, ...
See more details below
The Spacetime Pool

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

This exciting collection includes Asaro's Nebula Award- winning novella "The Spacetime Pool," her Skolian Empire story "Light and Shadow" and the author's essay "A Poetry of Angles and Dreams", with new Introductions to the fiction works. 

"The Spacetime Pool" begins as Janelle, a brilliant young MIT graduate, is pulled against her will into an alternate world of medieval-level warfare but with advanced mathematics, harems, breathtakingly beautiful Moorish architecture . . . and two ruling brothers locked in a deadly power struggle to which Janelle holds the key to victory.

Asaro's story "Light and Shadow" proves mathematics can be stranger than most fiction, as Kelric Valdoria, a young pilot recovering from a great personal loss, flies a sentient aircraft with a new starship drive -- against his commander's orders -- up to and surpassing the speed of light.  Kelric returns (at least, most of him does!) with a new lust for life. 

"A Poetry of Angles and Dreams" discusses the beauty of mathematics, explains the Riemann sheets referenced in "The Spacetime Pool" and illuminates how equations can be used to appreciate the beauty and complexity of structures and our world, from the arches of the Cathedral-Mosque in Cordoba, Spain to the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

SciFi Weekly
"Readers seeking the harmonious meld of hard SF's rigor and human chemistry's heat should read Catherine Asaro's fiction."
SciFi .com
"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."
Book list
"Physicist Asaro combines hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling."
Donald M. Kingsbury
"Catherine Asaro brings the feel of science back into science fiction."
- Donald M. Kingsbury, author of COURTSHIP RITE and PSYCHOHISTORICAL CRISES.
Mary Jo Putney
"Known for her brilliance at combining science, adventure and riveting characterization, Catherine Asaro breaks new territory..." 
- Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of THE WILD CHILD and THE RAKE
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014158824
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 294,592
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet 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. www.facebook.com/Catherine.Asaro
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Great mix of SF, romance, and adventure for this Nebula-winning

    Great mix of SF, romance, and adventure for this Nebula-winning story. Also, the only place I know of that offers Asaro's first Skolian EMpire story, Light and Shadow. Added bonus: an essay by Ph.D. mathematician Asaro about the math in her stories.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)