A convicted murderer trying to escape the misery of his captivity in a city based on mathematics finds the thing he least expected—compassion.
Two orphans, cousins, share their grief over the death of one of their mothers in the remote New Mexico desert where the legends and traditions of their culture may have more power than science should allow.
A surprising inter-dimensional romance in which knowledge in more ways than one, provides the key to a feudal world's future.
A test pilot pushes himself, his vehicle, and his computer beyond the limits of physical space in an attempt to regain that which he has lost.
An escaped scion of a royal family leads a private eye through a maze of dangers, between the criminal underclass which would as soon see her dead, and the highest levels of society who she can't afford to offend.
And, as a bonus, an essay explaining how Asaro uses math to craft her alien worlds.
Catherine Asaro is a scientist (Ph.D. from Harvard), a jazz and ballet dancer and a writer of science fiction and fantasy. The author of twenty-five novels, she is acclaimed for her Ruby Dynasty series, which combines adventure, science, romance and fast-paced action. Her novel The Quantum Rose won the Nebula® Award, as did her novella "The Spacetime Pool". She is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine and a three time recipient of the RT BOOKClub Award for "Best Science Fiction Novel," and she has won numerous other distinctions.
Catherine also has two music CD's out. The first, Diamond Star, is the soundtrack for her novel of the same name, performed with the rock band, Point Valid, and the second is Goodbye Note. She performs at clubs, cons and other venues in the US and abroad, including as the Guest of Honor at Context, the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention. Visit her at www.facebook.com/Catherine.Asaro.
ISFiC Press; First Edition (2011).