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  • Bibliography:
    13 Books (2 Series)
  • First Book:
    November 1994
  • Latest Book:
    April 2019
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Full Series List in Order

The Dance Family

1 - In War Times (May-2007)
2 - This Shared Dream (Jul-2011)


1 - Queen City Jazz (Nov-1994)
2 - Mississippi Blues (Dec-1997)
3 - Crescent City Rhapsody (Jan-2000)
4 - Light Music (May-2002)

Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • "A first novelist of enormous talent and energy . . . she grounds her apocalyptic vision in a few short, finely detailed scenes that reveal how personal failings can become writ large in the great events of history."--The New York Times Book Review. ...

  • A young Hawaiian mathematician discovers the secrets of time travel and alternative universes in the preserved bones of the great Hawaiian king, Kamehameha. By the author of Queen City Jazz. Reprint....

  • The journey of Verity across the wonderfully altered landscape of mid-America began in Queen City Jazz: "A dizzying novel that takes full advantage of the creative potential of nanotech," said The New York Times. Now it continues down the river in Mi...

  • This is how it begins... ...with the Silence, born of mysterious, space-originated phenomena that render Earth's dominant technologies useless--inspiring paranoia and alien invasion fears within secret government agencies. which, in turn, inspire ...

  • Once the world worked differently -- before "the Silence" from space quieted the airwaves. Once there was a haven called Crescent City, built through the wonders of nanotechnology to transport its enlightened inhabitants into the cosmos. But humanit...

  • Sam Dance is a young enlisted soldier in 1941 when his older brother Keenan is killed at Pearl Harbor. Afterwards, Sam promises that he will do anything he can to stop the war. During his training, Sam begins to show that he has a knack for scienc...

  • A family will never be the same after Dad is consumed by the perfect puzzle. This Nebula award finalist short story is now available as an e-book with a special note by the author.Copyright © 1995 Kathleen Ann Goonan All Rights reserved...

  • Kathleen Ann Goonan introduced Sam Dance and his wife, Bette, and their quest to alter our present reality for the better in her novel In War Times (winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel and ALA's Best Science Fiction Novel of ...

  • This beautifully written short story first appeared in 2008 in the Starry Rift anthology.Set in the Florida Keys, a teenage girl, Eelie, is utterly devastated by her brother's death; Sundiver Day deals with death and newly available choices in a worl...

  • "A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because "girls don't do that." A n...

  • A near future novelette about the surge in AI that might bring hope to humanity if used well, in Kathleen Ann Goonan's One/Zero.In war-torn Kurdistan, a group of traumatized orphans is given a gift that could change their lives and the lives of every...

Award-Winning Books by Kathleen Ann Goonan

In War Times
2008 John W. Campbell Memorial Award -- Novel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kathleen Ann Goonan has published 13 books.

Kathleen Ann Goonan does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, One/Zero, was published in April 2019.

The first book by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Queen City Jazz, was published in November 1994.

Yes. Kathleen Ann Goonan has 2 series.