The Quantum Rose

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Macmillan, Feb 18, 2002 - Fiction - 419 pages
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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)
 

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Contents

Ironbridge
1
The Offer
12
Lionstar
28
Pacal
46
Stained Glass Moons
54
Contents
68
Binge
76
Sword and Ballbow
92
Consent
201
Moongloss
212
Mists of the Heart
232
Ascendance
245
Star Visions
262
Lyshriol
285
Stained Glass Slumber
299
Ruby Dynasty
314

Above the Sky
106
Blue Glass Tears
123
Dragons Breath
137
Iron Rose
153
The Right of Inquiry
167
The Burrow
178
The Price of Silence
185
Sundered
325
Dawn
335
The Sea of Hope
365
Ruby Rebirth
383
The Rose Pool
402
Timeline
418
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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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