WorldCat Identities

Kress, Nancy

Overview
Works: 134 works in 427 publications in 9 languages and 19,014 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.R46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Kress
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leisha is a beautiful, intelligent genetically modified woman, who is one of the first twenty "Sleepless" on earth that are initially treated as interesting anomalies and, later, as objects of envy and scorn
Probability moon by Nancy Kress( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new race of aliens stumbles upon the ancient star gates that make interstellar travel possible, humankind sends a team of scientists to study a newly discovered planet populated with an alien society in which everyone agrees on the truth. Humanity has expanded into other solar systems using the remnants of an ancient technology of star gates--instant travel devices left in place by a now-vanished superrace. Yet now an alien race also has discovered the gates, a race with which no communication is possible, and they are determined to exterminate humanity
Beginnings, middles, and ends by Nancy Kress( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice for fiction writers on how to bridge the gap between the story in their heads and the one that appears on the page, identifying the specific problems associated with beginnings, middles, and endings, and discussing possible solutions to those dilemmas
Beggars & choosers by Nancy Kress( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic U.S. a conflict breaks out between the two classes of society: people who live on welfare, the so-called livers, and a gene-modified elite, handsome and intellectually superior who do all the work, the so-called donkeys. By the author of Beggars in Spain
Steal across the sky by Nancy Kress( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet: "We are an alien race you may call the Atoners. Ten thousand years ago we wronged humanity profoundly. We cannot undo what has been done, but we wish humanity to understand it. Therefore we request twenty-one volunteers to visit seven planets to Witness for us. We will convey each volunteer there and back in complete safety. Volunteers must speak English. Send requests for electronic applications to witness@Atoners.com." At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't. This is the story of three of those volunteers, and what they found on Kular A and Kular B. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Crossfire by Nancy Kress( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse group of men and women, fleeing a troubled Earth, arrive on the planet Greentrees where they plan to start a colony under the leadership of Jake Holman, but they are dragged into war when they discover the planet is already inhabited by two alien races, the DNA-based humanoids known as the Furs, and their deadly enemies, the Vines, a race of sentient plants
An alien light : a novel by Nancy Kress( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human race is at war with Ged, a collective species that is baffled by mankind's ability to turn violence upon itself and yet advance into space. In order to defeat the humans, the GED must first understand them
Probability sun by Nancy Kress( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of scientists is sent to a distant planet to study an artifact that may hold the key to victory against the alien Fallers
Probability space by Nancy Kress( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the powerful conclusion to the Probability Trilogy, humanity is losing the war with the alien Fallers. As the action moves from Earth to Mars to the farthest reaches of known space, four humans try to enter the Fallers' home star system
Flash point : a novel by Nancy Kress( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she's right to have them. TLN's "Who Knows People, Baby--You?" has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life--on and off camera
Brain rose by Nancy Kress( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Bohentin, Joe McLaren, and Robbie Brekke meet at a fashionable private hospital where each has signed up for a new -- expensive and exclusive -- procedure: Previous Life Access Surgery. This procedure removes barriers in the human brain and allows patients to recall memories from all of their previous incarnations throughout human history. But the memories are not under conscious and willful control. After the operation, each patient must begin his or her journey into the past with moments of discovery and surprise, whose meaning and significance are often unclear
Crucible by Nancy Kress( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human settlers of a new world, having allied themselves with the plant-like Vines race, face a war against the technologically superior Furs and spread a Vines-created virus designed to stop aggressive behavior
Beggars ride by Nancy Kress( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dangers of over-reliance on technology. In the 22nd Century people can receive an expensive injection to stay healthy for their entire life. When the supply of injections suddenly ends, trouble breaks out as the rich see their privileged position threatened
After the fall, before the fall, during the fall by Nancy Kress( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the year 2035, all that is left of humanity lives in the Shell. After ecological disasters have nearly destroyed the Earth, twenty-six survivors are imprisoned in a sterile enclosure built by an alien race. Fifteen-year-old Pete is one of the six children who were born in the Shell. Though he possesses birth defects common to the Six, including sterility, Pete is resolved to lead humanity to a new beginning. However, as one by one the adults of the Shell grow mysteriously sick and die, Pete struggles to control his dangerous anger at the aliens. Though the Earth appears to be slowly healing itself, the survivors may not live long enough to repopulate it. Their only hope lies within randomly brief time-portals into the recent past, where Pete and the Six are abducting children to increase their gene pool."--Provided by publisher
Oaths and miracles by Nancy Kress( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wife turns sleuth to find the killers of her husband, a Boston biologist working on a virus that kills. She is Judy Kozinski, a freelance journalist whose probe takes her to a biochemical company in New Jersey with mob connections
Dynamic characters : how to create personalities that keep readers captivated by Nancy Kress( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dogs : a novel by Nancy Kress( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of terrorism and biological warfare become all too real in this riveting thriller when the danger comes from a family's most cherished pets. Tessa Sanderson, ex-FBI agent, has moved to a sleepy Maryland town to escape her tragic past. When the town's beloved dogs begin viciously attacking pet owners, federal CDC agents determine that the dogs are carrying a mutated flu affecting the aggression center of their brains, for which their is no known cure. Tessa offers to help round up and quarantine the dogs, even though some unconvinced locals are preparing to protect their pets by any means necessary. But she has another reason for getting involved--someone has been sending her threatening emails in Arabic claiming responsibility for the virus, and Tessa is resolved to go deep undercover to expose this deadly conspiracy. Combining hard science with thoughtful narrative, this chilling tale of science fiction explores the complex relationships between dogs and their owners
The aliens of earth by Nancy Kress( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of eighteen fantasy and science fiction stories by the author with themes from alien anthropology to miniature worlds
Yesterday's kin by Nancy Kress( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne Jenner, a geneticist and mother of three, has 10 months to try to avert a disaster and keep her family intact after aliens land in New York
Fountain of age : stories by Nancy Kress( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award winning writer's latest collection of stories show us science fiction from unexpected vantage points
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityKendall, Anna

Kendall, Anna.

Koningisor, Nancy Anne 1948-

Nancy Kress Amerikaans schrijver

Nancy Kress amerikanische Science-Fiction-Schriftstellerin

Nancy Kress amerikansk frfattare

Nancy Kress amerikansk skribent

Nancy Kress autrice di fantascienza statunitense

Кресс, Нэнси

Нанси Крес

Ненсі Кресс

ננסי קרס

קרס, ננסי

낸시 크레스

クレス, ナンシー

ナンシー・クレス

Languages
English (162)

Spanish (16)

French (8)

Polish (5)

German (4)

Italian (4)

Hebrew (4)

Russian (2)

Czech (1)

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Probability moonBeginnings, middles, and endsBeggars & choosersSteal across the skyCrossfireProbability sunProbability spaceCrucible