The Spacetime Pool

The Spacetime Pool

by Catherine Asaro
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The Spacetime Pool 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 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014158824
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 486,145
File size: 2 MB

About 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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.