Dramatic, full of wonderful details and characters, all in all a satisfying and thoughtful read. But I would expect no less from Kress.
On a Sunday Status Update for FANTASY LITERATURE, Jane Nyman reports on the novella.
This week I read Nancy Kress’ recent novella, SEA CHANGE, which packs a lot of story, social commentary, and very-near-future environmental concerns in an economical package.
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A strong, striking look at a a possible future, and the courage that will allow us to survive it.—Laura Anne Gilman, author of Heat of Briar and Soul of Fire
SEA CHANGE is like liquid nitrogen ice cream—a chilling treat. Right next door to the future, filled with dark wit—a fine addition to Kress’s work.—Greg Bear, author of Eon and Take Back the Sky
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 Years of Rice and Salt
Nobody is better at destroying the world—see one of my favorite novellas, the multi-award-winning AFTER THE FALL, BEFORE THE FALL, DURING THE FALL—but here Nancy Kress dives into the science of genetically modified plants and shows us how we just may need them to save the planet. And this brilliant, thoughtful story is also a page-turner! I don’t know about you, but a thriller about a fear-mongering, anti-science government and the smart, brave people resisting it was exactly the story I needed right now.—Daryl Gregory, award-winning writer of Spoonbenders
This taut, suspenseful near-future ecothriller combines a frighteningly plausible ecological/economic collapse scenario with genuine human emotion. A winner!—David D. Levine, author of Arabella of Mars