Ruth Nestvold

Biography

A former assistant professor of English in the picturesque town of Freiburg on the edge of the Black Forest, Ruth Nestvold has given up theory for imagination. The university career has been replaced by a small software localization business, and the Black Forest by the parrots of Bad Cannstatt, where she lives with her fantasy, her family, her books and no cats in a house with a turret. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous markets, including Asimov's, F&SF, Baen's Universe, Strange Horizons, Scifiction, and Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction. Her fiction has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards. In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella "Looking Through Lace" won the "Premio Italia" award for best international work. Her novel Flamme und Harfe appeared in translation with the German imprint of Random House, Penhaligon, in 2009 and has since been translated into Dutch and Italian.

Where to find Ruth Nestvold online


Series

Looking Through Lace
As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas / Kailazh would be to analyze the secret women's language -- but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. What is behind it? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything she thought they knew on its head.

Looking Through Lace

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Ygerna: A Pendragon Chronicles Prequel Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,010. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Uthyr destroyed her life. Now she wants revenge. When young Ygerna first meets Uthyr, Pendragon of Britain, she is dazzled by the handsome and famous warrior. But when Uthyr interprets admiration as consent and takes her by force, Ygerna's hero worship turns to hatred. And she will do anything to get revenge on the man who got her with child and ruined her life.
From Earth to Mars and Beyond: Science Fiction Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"From Earth to Mars and Beyond" is a collection of ten previously published science fiction stories by award-winning author Ruth Nestvold. But reader be warned: these stories of galactic empires, space exploration and first contact tend to be on the dark side and do not depict an ideal future world.
Starting Out as an Indie Author: A Beginner's Guide to Preparing, Publishing and Marketing Your EBooks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you written your first book and are considering self-publishing? Perhaps you have started looking into the possibility and are feeling overwhelmed by all the options, all the things you need to do and learn in order to become an indie author? Or maybe you aren't even sure yet whether self-publishing is for you or not, and you want to find out more of what is involved before you decide.
Beyond the Waters of the World: Looking Through Lace, Book 2
Series: Looking Through Lace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,790. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Allied Interstellar Community first contact team on the planet Kailazh is faced with even more challenges than most. But dealing with an alien culture is not only difficult for those who arrive on a foreign world. What of the inhabitants of the planet, who now have to deal with realities so strange to their way of thinking, it will have an impact on everything they believe?
Looking Through Lace Boxed Set
Series: Looking Through Lace. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,040. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Books 1 & 2 of Looking Through Lace. As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Kailazh would be to analyze the secret women's language -- but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. What is behind it? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything she knows on its head.
Island of Glass: The Age of Magic:The Glassmakers Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Seventeen-year-old Chiara Dragoni is a glassmaker of Venice, a position that is both a privilege and a trap. The glassmakers are forbidden to ever leave the islands of the Venetian lagoon — landing her beloved uncle in jail. Chiara creates a gift to appease the Prince which has unintended consequences, and she must decide whether to give up everything she knows and loves to save her dream.
Gawain and Ragnell
Series: The Pendragon Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Gawain was Arthur's champion, and the champion of the ladies. He loved many women, but none too much -- until one lover told him she intended to marry another man. A year later, he is running from his disappointment, traveling north to fight against a mysterious warrior who has taken the hill-fort of the lady Ragnell. But there is a mystery to Ragnell too ...
Never Ever After: Three Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three previously published fantasy short stories by Ruth Nestvold: "A Serca Tale," "King Orfeigh," and "Happily Ever Awhile." "Happily Ever Awhile": Everyone knows the story of the filthy girl who married the prince by not bleeding into a glass slipper. But what happened to Ellie after the happy ending?
Dragon Time and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of four previously published fantasy tales by Ruth Nestvold: "Dragon Time," "Wooing Ai Kyarem," "To Act the Witch," and "Princes and Priscilla."
Mars: A Traveler's Guide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Red Planet Adventures provides customized tours on Mars. Naturally, they have been optimized for safety. Soon, satellite coverage on the planet will even reach 100%! But what happens in the meantime ... ? "Mars: A Traveler's Guide" was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in January 2008. It was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2009.
Looking Through Lace
Series: Looking Through Lace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women's language which cannot be spoken by men -- but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. But why? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything they thought they knew on its head.

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