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.
|Publisher:||Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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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.