Locus Award Winner Aliens have landed in New York. After several months of no explanations, they finally reveal the reason for their arrival. The news is not good. Geneticist Marianne Jenner is having a career breakthrough, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Her children Elizabeth and Ryan constantly bicker, agreeing only that an alien conspiracy is in play. Her youngest, Noah, is addicted to a drug that keeps temporarily changing his identity. The Jenner family could not be further apart. But between the four of them, the course of human history will be forever altered. Earth's most elite scientists have ten months to prevent a disaster?and not everyone is willing to wait.
Praise For Yesterday's Kin…
"Kress, a witty and engaging writer, creates chilling suspense as twisty as a DNA double helix."
"Her style is devilishly inventive...."
Nancy Kress is one of the best science-fiction writers working today. Her use of science is tricky and thought-provoking, her command of fiction sharp and full of feeling.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt
Praise for After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
Nebula- and Hugo-winner Kress mixes time travel, global catastrophe, and mysterious aliens in this strong post-apocalyptic tale.... Kress handles the crisscrossing timelines with cool elegance.”
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall is a highly intelligent, sublimely understated glimpse into humankind’s futureit’s comparable in thematic impact to Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, and that is saying something.”
Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble.com
An ecological apocalypse so real that it’s like a three-dimensional object that can be viewed from all sides.”
Ted Kosmatka, author of The Games and The Ascendant
...haunting, memorable.... Absolutely recommended.”
The Book Smugglers
Superstar SF and fantasy author Nancy Kress returns with After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, an elegant novella that combines several wildly different science fiction ideas into a tight package.”
...three narrative lines eventually converge and complement each other, and Kress handles this with her usual superior craftsmanship.”
This is Nancy Kress in top form, but more importantly, this is SF done right.... I don’t know of another writer who balances the global and the personal with such skill.”
Daryl Gregory, author of Unpossible and Afterparty
Tachyon Publications, 9781616961756, 192pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2014