Consider it proven— science fiction in Seattle is thriving! The third of our local science fiction authors this month, Nancy Kress, is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Beggars in Spain. Her most recent novel, Tomorrow’s Kin, is the first in a trilogy of books about an alien encounter with Earth. The twist: These aliens claim Earth to be so different from their planet that they won’t leave their ship. An engaging work that invites conjecture and feverish reading, Tomorrow’s Kin is well worth your time.