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ISBN13: 9780812568837
ISBN10: 0812568834
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Awards

2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Synopses & Reviews

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A New Adventure in the Saga of the Skolian Empire.

Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

"Fans of futuristic romance will revel in the delights of a top notch romantic adventure set against an impeccably crafted, richly imagined background. . . . Connoisseurs of good science writing, vivid imagery and powerful emotional intensity are in for a real treat."-Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars)

Review:

"The sixth volume in the Saga of the Skolian Empire (Primary Inversion; The Radiant Seas; etc.) is a freestanding page-turner as a romance, with a hard science framework." Publisher's Weekly

Review:

"The Quantum Rose is a pure gift to fans of everything from fantasy romance to romantic science fiction. Asaro uses dazzling imagery, superb storytelling ability, interesting science, and intriguing drama, to spin a story that will keep you turning the pages." Preeti Singh, The Romance Reader

Synopsis:

A New Adventure in the Saga of the Skolian Empire.

Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

Synopsis:

Catherine Asaro's popular saga of the Skolian Empire continues with the story of a young noblewoman, Kamoj Quanta Argali, who governs an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, who rules the prosperous Ironbridge province. But before they can be wed, Kamoj is forced into marriage with a mysterious stranger from a distant star.

This novel was serialized in Analog.

About the Author

Catherine Asaro was born in Oakland, California and grew up in El Cerrito, just north of Berkeley. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs.

A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980s she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland.

Catherine's fiction is a successful blend of hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. She has published more than ten novels, almost all of which belong to her Saga of the Skolian Empire, including The Quantum Rose, which won the Nebula Award for best novel of 2001

Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a young ballet dancer who loves math.

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libraryelf, May 25, 2008 (view all comments by libraryelf)
Quantum Rose was my first Skolian Empire novel. I was hooked by the end of the first chapter. A have read all of the series and Quantum Rose remains my favorite. If you are curious about Asaro's books this is a great place to start.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812568837
Author:
Asaro, Catherine
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Skolian Empire (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20020218
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.72 x 3.84 x 1.21 in

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Product details 432 pages Tor Books - English 9780812568837 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The sixth volume in the Saga of the Skolian Empire (Primary Inversion; The Radiant Seas; etc.) is a freestanding page-turner as a romance, with a hard science framework."
"Review" by , "The Quantum Rose is a pure gift to fans of everything from fantasy romance to romantic science fiction. Asaro uses dazzling imagery, superb storytelling ability, interesting science, and intriguing drama, to spin a story that will keep you turning the pages."
"Synopsis" by ,
A New Adventure in the Saga of the Skolian Empire.

Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

"Synopsis" by , Catherine Asaro's popular saga of the Skolian Empire continues with the story of a young noblewoman, Kamoj Quanta Argali, who governs an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, who rules the prosperous Ironbridge province. But before they can be wed, Kamoj is forced into marriage with a mysterious stranger from a distant star.

This novel was serialized in Analog.

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