Dancing on Air

by Nancy Kress
Release date: 1997
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

As in her Hugo and Nebula-Award winning Beggars in Spain, Dancing on Air finds Nancy Kress once more exploring the moral ambiguities of genetic engineering that have become her hallmark. This novella combines an intruiging murder mystery involving a reporter's investigation into the competitive world of professional ballet, with the thought-provoking science fiction we've come to expect from Kress. This story is among her finest work.

"Like Walter Miller's "The Darfsteller," [Dancing on Air] follows the future of an artform through ethical quagmires." - Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

"Every so often there comes a story which works the old magic that first drew me to the genre as a reader. Dancing on Air is one of those stories." - James Patrick Kelly

"From her novel An Alien Light to this novella, Dancing on Air, Nancy Kress has again and again made bizarre viewpoints utterly compelling. No matter how peculiar the future is that Kress imagines, her characters face it with human and humane feeling. She is a writer's writer." - Tony Daniel

"Nancy Kress is one of the best damn storytellers ever." - Jack McDevitt

 

updated 2010-09-07

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