The Quantum Rose

Catherine Asaro

Anna Fields (Narrator)

03-01-04

13hrs 21min

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03-01-04

13hrs 21min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“A freestanding page-turner as a romance, with a hard science framework.” Publishers Weekly

Audie Award Finalist
Winner of the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Quantum Roseis the story of Kamoj Argali, the young ruler of an impoverished province on the backward planet Balumil. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of the prosperous neighboring province. But before they can be wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet arrives on government business in the wake of interstellar war. He sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

This interplanetary adventure, Beauty and the Beastwith a science fiction twist,focuses on a compelling love triangle while also covering the clash of very different cultures and an approach to war that science fiction has almost never considered.

Praise

“A freestanding page-turner as a romance, with a hard science framework.” Publishers Weekly

“Bolsters [Asaro’s] reputation for skillfully putting classic romance elements in an SF setting…The requisite happy ending arrives by way of sound characterization, straightforward plotting, abundant world-building detail, and almost as much humor.” Booklist

“A top-notch romantic adventure set against an impeccably crafted background…Asaro spins an enticing new fable…Fans of good science writing and emotional intensity are in for a real treat.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

“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.” Romantic Reader

“A sturdy and absorbing addition to the series.” Kirkus Reviews

“Asaro’s story-solving skills are honed to such an atom-splitting edge that only halfway through the book, she derives the main quantity of interest: True love.” sffaudio.com

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Language English
Release Day Feb 29, 2004
Release Date March 1, 2004
Number in Series 6
Series Display String The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series
Release Date Machine 1078099200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance in six series and three stand-alone novels. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella. She grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a BS degree in chemistry with highest honors from UCLA, an MA degree in physics, and a PhD in chemical physics from Harvard University.

Narrator Bio
Anna Fields

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.

Overview

Audie Award Finalist
Winner of the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Quantum Roseis the story of Kamoj Argali, the young ruler of an impoverished province on the backward planet Balumil. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of the prosperous neighboring province. But before they can be wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet arrives on government business in the wake of interstellar war. He sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

This interplanetary adventure, Beauty and the Beastwith a science fiction twist,focuses on a compelling love triangle while also covering the clash of very different cultures and an approach to war that science fiction has almost never considered.

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