Mary Robinette Kowal

A new Lady Astronaut story! Want to see some of the research?

Over at Tor.com, there’s a new story set in the Lady Astronaut universe. “Articulated Restraint” is set between The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky. This story happened because I got to visit the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to do some research for The Fated Sky. I wrote about the Top Five Really Cool Things I Learned at …

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Dear SFWA members: I’m running for the position of President.

Dear SFWA members: I’m running for the position of President. For four years, I was privileged to work with an extremely active and committed board, first as Secretary of SFWA and then as Vice President. I stepped down because I believe that new voices are vital to a service organization such as SFWA. But there …

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Kowal, Mary Robinette – On the subject of my name

I’m named after both grandmothers, Mary Elois Jackson and Virginia Robinette “Robby” Harrison. Growing up, Robby always introduced me as “Mary Robinette” because she was so proud that I was named after her. Everyone on Dad’s side of the family called me that. Hi. Did I mention that we’re Southern? I loved it. I loved …

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My accent, Calculating Stars, and identity

A friend of mine was listening to the audiobook of Calculating Stars and said that usually when he listens to audiobooks narrated by friends, he’s like, “Oh good, my friend is going to tell me a story.” Listening to Calculating Stars, he said, “There’s this other woman, Elma, and I’m totally invested in her and there was nothing of …

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