"One," by Nancy Kress, is a science fiction novella about an angry young boxer who, after experiencing a concussion in a bout, is able to sense what people are thinking and predict their every move. He finds this useful in boxing but not great for personal relationships and turns to artificial means to deaden the sensations.
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|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||Tor.Com Original Series|
|File size:||376 KB|
About the Author
Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-two books, including twenty-five novels, four collections of short stories, three books about writing, and a YA trilogy published under the name Anna Kendall. Her work has won two Hugos, four Nebulas, a Sturgeon , and a John W. Campbell Memorial award. The novels include science fiction, fantasy, and thrillers. Her most recent works are the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall (Tachyon, 2012), a long novella of eco-disaster, time travel, and human resiliency; and Flash Point (Viking, 2012) is a YA novel about a future TV reality show in an economically stricken United States.
Intermittently Nancy teaches writing workshops at various venues around the country. A few years ago she taught at the University of Leipzig as the visiting Picador professor. She lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world's most spoiled toy poodle.
Nancy Kress was born and raised in upstate New York, where she spent most of her childhood either reading or playing in the woods. She earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education, as well as an M.A. in English. While she was pregnant with the second of her two sons, she started writing fiction. She had never planned on becoming a writer, but staying at home full-time with infants left her time to experiment. In 1990 she went full-time as an SF writer. The first thing she wrote in this new status was the novella version of Beggars In Spain, which won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award. She is the author of more than twenty books, including more than a dozen novels of science fiction and fantasy, as well as story collections, and books on writing. Probability Space (Tor, 2002) won the John W. Campbell Award for Best SF novel. Her short fiction has appeared in all the usual places, garnering her one Hugo and three Nebula Awards. Her work has been translated into Swedish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Croatian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Greek, Hebrew, and Russian. She is also the monthly "Fiction" columnist for Writer's Digest Magazine and she teaches writing regularly at various places, including Clarion and The Writing Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She currently resides in Rochester, New York.