After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
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2012 Nebula Award Winner
2012 Locus Award Winner
2013 Hugo Nominee
2013 Sturgeon Award Nominee

In the year 2035, all that is left of humanity lives in the Shell.

No one knows why the Tesslies attacked in 2014, devastated the environment, and nearly destroyed humanity. Or why the aliens imprisoned twenty-six survivors in a sterile enclosure built on the barren remains of the Earth.

Fifteen-year-old Pete, one of only six children born in the Shell, is determined to lead humanity to a new beginning. But Pete struggles to control his anger as, one by one, the survivors sicken and die. Although the Earth appears to be slowly healing, the Shell’s inhabitants may not live long enough to see it. The only chance for humanity lies within brief time portals. Peter and the survivors hatch a desperate plan: to increase their numbers by abducting children from the past.

In the year 2013, a brilliant CIA consultant sees a pattern in seemingly unrelated kidnappings. As Julie Kahn’s predictive algorithms reveal that the world is in imminent danger, she discovers that she may also play a role in its possible rebirth. Julie and Pete are rapidly converging in time—a chance encounter between them may be the Earth’s only hope.
 

About Nancy Kress

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Nancy Kress is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy titles, including Beggars in Spain, Nothing Human, Probability Space, Stinger, and her bestselling Write Great Fiction series. She is a recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards, and her work has been translated into 16 languages. She lives in Rochester, New York.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Tachyon Publications. 194 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After the Fall Before the Fall During the Fall by Nancy Kress, Saving for a Sunny Day by Ian Watson, Rocket Science, edited by Ian Sales and Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

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Publishers Weekly

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Nebula- and Hugo-winner Kress mixes time travel, global catastrophe, and mysterious aliens in this strong postapocalyptic tale.

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BC Books

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Experience the fall of civilization and the aftermath for a tiny band of survivors.

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Book signings and reception will occur in the Education Building lobby at 6:00 pm followed by readings in the TECO conference hall.

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The survivors of the Fall face challenges that would have been taboo subject matter in 1944.

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City Book Review

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall seems like an experimental book that doesn’t quite reach its goal.

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Seattle PI

" target="_blank">After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, written by Nancy Kress, is a disturbing, lively piece of fiction.

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Shades of Sentience

Each section between Julie and Pete’s worlds is a short, showing how the devastation could begin – seemingly small changes that are so innocent and natural, seen in the world each year.

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