The Spacetime Pool

The Spacetime Pool

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by Catherine Asaro
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014158824
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
347,449
File size:
2 MB

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