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eWriters & Illustrators of the Future Podcast Guest Nancy Kress gives the 3 key points of world-building

UFO Paranormal Radio & United Public Radio

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and has been translated into two dozen languages, including Klingon. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad, including a visiting lectureship at the University of Leipzig, a 2017 writing class in Beijing, and the annual intensive workshop Taos Toolbox, which she teaches every summer with Walter Jon Williams.In this interview, Nancy discusses world-building addressing these key topics:1. How much do you have to do?2. When?3. How?What are the resources? Who and how is the authority? What is the power line? What is the finance line? How are resources allocated? How is authority enforced? Who has rights? What are the caste levels in that society? A great start to Nancy's writing is her novel, the near-future speculative fiction "Beggars in Spain."If you prefer thrillers is "Stinger."For space opera read "The Probability Series."Show less

33mins

19 Nov 2020

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96. Nancy Kress gives the 3 key points of world-building

Writers of the Future Podcast

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and has been translated into two dozen languages, including Klingon. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad, including a visiting lectureship at the University of Leipzig, a 2017 writing class in Beijing, and the annual intensive workshop Taos Toolbox, which she teaches every summer with Walter Jon Williams.In this interview, Nancy discusses world-building addressing these key topics:1. How much do you have to do?2. When?3. How?What are the resources? Who and how is the authority? What is the power line? What is the finance line? How are resources allocated? How is authority enforced? Who has rights? What are the caste levels in that society?A great start to Nancy's writing is her novel, the near-future speculative fiction "Beggars in Spain."If you prefer thrillers is "Stinger."For space opera read "The Probability Series."

33mins

3 Nov 2020

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Episode 473: Ten Minutes with Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

The Coode Street Podcast

Ten minutes with... is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they're reading right now and what's getting them through these difficult times. Gary spends a few minutes with Jack Skillingstead and 2021 WorldCon Guest of Honor Nancy Kress talking about reading science; Jane Austen, Star Trek, and the comforts of an orderly world; the appeal of Hollywood biographies; and revisiting old favorites like Philip K. Dick, Robert Bloch, and Roger Zelazny. Books mentioned include: Sea Change by Nancy Kress The Eleventh Gate by Nancy Kress The Chaos Function by Jack Skillingstead Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe by Brian Greene The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Mitford The Ragman's Son by Kirk Douglas Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann

16mins

8 Jul 2020

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Episode 52: Nancy Kress

The Worldshapers

An hour-long interview with Nancy Kress, bestselling Nebula, Hugo, Sturgeon, and Campbell Award-winning author of thirty science fiction and fantasy novels and novellas and five short-story collections, including Beggars in Spain, Probability Space, and Steal Across the Sky, as well as three non-fiction books for Writer’s Digest on the fundamentals of writing. Websitewww.nancykress.com Nancy Kress’s Amazon Page The Introduction Nancy Kress … Continue reading "Episode 52: Nancy Kress" Source

52mins

16 May 2020

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BFRH 2020 05 08: Nancy Kress on The Eleventh Gate; and David Weber's Uncompromising Honor, Part 12.

The Baen Free Radio Hour

Nancy Kress discusses The Eleventh Gate, a science fiction novel that combines exciting space opera action and quantum physics speculation into a brew of adventure and cosmic wonder by multiple award winning author Kress; and David Weber's Uncompromising Honor, Part 12.

51mins

8 May 2020

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"End Game" by Nancy Kress

LeVar Burton Reads

A man becomes obsessed with quieting the thoughts and static in his brain. You can find this story in FOUNTAIN OF AGE by Nancy Kress.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

25 Feb 2020

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March 2019: Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

The SF in SF Podcast

Nancy Kress is the author of 27 novels, three books on writing, four short story collections, and over 100 works of short fiction. While she never planned on becoming a writer, she started writing fiction in 1973, while pregnant with her second child; staying at home full-time with infants left her time to experiment! Her first story, “The Earth Dwellers,” appeared in Galaxy in 1976. Her first novel, The Prince of Morning Bells, appeared in 1981 from Pocket Books. Her fiction has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her work has been translated into Swedish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Korean, Lithuanian, Chinese, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, and Klingon, none of which she can read. She married to writer Jack Skillingstead, our other guest tonight.Jack Skillingstead submitted a story, in 2001, to Stephen King’s “On Writing” contest. He won — and began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than 40 stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies. Jack has also published two novels, Harbinger, which was nominated for a Locus Award for First Novel, and Life on the Preservation, which was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. In addition, his story collection, Are You There and Other Stories was also nominated for a Locus Award for Best Collection. Jack’s short story “Dead Worlds” was short-listed for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 2019 The Chaos Function will appear from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Tonight's moderator is Jacob Weisman, founder of Tachyon Publications.

1hr 31mins

27 Apr 2019

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StarShipSofa No 575 Nancy Kress

StarShipSofa

Main Fiction: "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Nancy KressOriginally published in Asimov'sNancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her most recent work is TERRAN TOMORROW , the third book in the YESTERDAY’S KIN trilogy. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad, and the annual intensive workshop Tao Toolbox. Kress lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.Narrated by: Deborah HarrisDeborah is an Actor, Producer, and founder of Alette Entertainment. As an actor she has garnered attention and awards for her lead performance in two feature films and her starring role in the award winning shorts "The Force and the Fury" and "I Can't Do This." As a producer, she has been a part of the producing team for four features including "Parker's Anchor" which won the Audience Award at Bentonville Film Fest in 2017. Most recently, she finished producing the film "Here Awhile" starring Anna Camp, Steven Strait, and Joe Lo Truglio about the topical subject, the Death With Dignity Act. She currently has two more features in development and in her spare time she writes a monthly article for Ms in the Biz and bakes chocolate chip cookies for her deserving friends and family.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

13 Feb 2019

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Episode 360 – With Nancy Kress

The Functional Nerds Podcast

In episode 360 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Nancy Kress, author of the new book – If Tomorrow Comes. About If Tomorrow Comes: Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected. No interplanetary culture, no industrial base?and no cure for the spore disease. A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred and far more than ten years have passed. Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change. About Nancy Kress: Although she began by writing fantasy, Nancy currently writes science fiction, often about genetic engineering. She teaches regularly at summer conferences such as Clarion West and Taos Toolbox. For sixteen years, she was the “Fiction” columnist for WRITER’S DIGEST magazine, and has written three books about writing (see bibliography). She is the author of twenty-seven novels, three books on writing, four short story collections, and over a hundred works of short fiction. Her fiction has won six Nebulas (for “Out of All Them Bright Stars,” “Beggars in Spain,” “The Flowers of Aulit Prison,” “Fountain of Age,” “After the Fall, Before the Fall, and During the Fall,” and “Yesterday’s Kin”), two Hugos (for “Beggars in Spain” and “The Erdmann Nexus”), a Sturgeon (for “The Flowers of Aulit Prison”), and a John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for PROBABILITY SPACE). cosette-smallHer work has been translated into Swedish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Korean, Lithuanian, Chinese, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, and Klingon, none of which she can read. In 1998, Nancy married fellow SF writer Charles Sheffield, who died in 2002 of brain cancer. In 2011 she married writer Jack Skillingstead. They live in Seattle with Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle. This week’s picks: Nancy: Spoonbenders: A novel by Daryl Gregory John: Tribe of mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferris Patrick: Scourged by Kevin Hearne (Narrated by Luke Daniels) and Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train by Kevin Hearne (Narrated by Luke Daniels) Links: Nancy on Twitter John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere) © 2018 Patrick Hester and John Anealio This podcast contains original music by John Anealio. The post Episode 360 – With Nancy Kress appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

48mins

17 Apr 2018

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Episode 26: Author Nancy Kress

G33K Out with Angie Fiedler Sutton

 Back in April, I attended the 2017 Writers of the Future Awards. While there, I was lucky enough to connect with author Nancy Kress, who was one of the judges. Author of 27 novels, 3 books on writing, and many, MANY short stories, she’s won 6 Nebulas and 2 Hugo Awards. I managed to do a phone interview with her, where we talked about her writing process, the differences between science fiction and fantasy, and her advice to new writers.  For complete show notes, go to my website.

27mins

15 Dec 2017

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