Nominated for the 1991 Hugo Award for Best Novel
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Essay: "Behind the Scenes: The Quiet Pools"
Essay: "Looking Back At The Quiet Pools"
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"Michael Kube-McDowell's THE QUIET POOLS is science
fiction of the highest quality...Thought-provoking and
scientifically believable, THE QUIET POOLS is nearly impossible
to put down, as its brilliant balancing of plots, action, moral
debates, and characters creates intense levels of interest and
--Gene LaFaille, WILSON LIBRARY BULLETIN
"Kube-McDowell presents the world of 2095...The society
is believable, socially and technically, the writing keeps a
steady pace building toward the climax, and the secret proves to
be quite imaginative."
"An exciting, emotionally involving stunner."
--Michael Berry, SAN FRANSCISO CHRONICLE
"An intense, thought-provoking book that explores our
relationship to each other and to the Earth we live on. An
exciting (and possibly dangerous) premise...THE QUIET POOLS is a
wonderfully written, compelling book. Michael Kube-McDowell
blends science and technology with some stunning prose...Make no
mistake -- this is an important book that is sure to be a
trend-setter for speculative fiction dealing with important
issues in the 90's."
--Jeff Scott Smith, RAVE REVIEWS
"THE QUIET POOLS is a successful, fascinating novel that
will leave you much to think about. It places Kube-McDowell
solidly among the field's important contemporary authors."
--Janice Eisen, ABORIGINAL SF
"There is a glad tale-telling energy about the book--just
as there was about James Tiptree Jr.'s best stories--that carries
one on, as though to joy."
--John Clute, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A fast-paced adventure that explores man's place in the
universe as well as the nature of the human spirit."
--David E. Jones, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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