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My Favorite Bit: Corry L. Lee Talks About THE STORM’S BETRAYAL

Corry L. Lee is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Storm’s Betrayal. Here’s the publisher’s description: The intense, dramatic sequel to 2020’s break-out Russian-inspired epic Weave the Lightning. Lies. Treason. Magic. The great Stormhawk—Bourshkanya’s paranoid, fascist leader—is seemingly unkillable. But for the rebellion to succeed, he must die. Celka Prochazka uses magic in …

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My Favorite Bit: Elly Bangs Talks About UNITY

Elly Bangs is joining us today to talk about her novel, Unity. Here’s the publisher’s description: Evoking the gritty cyberpunk of Mad Max and the fluid idealism of Sense8, Unity is a spectacular new re-envisioning of humanity. Breakout author Elly Bangs has created an expressive, philosophical, science-fiction thriller that expands upon consciousness itself. Danae is not only herself. She is …

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My Favorite Bit: Bruce Sterling Talks About ROBOT ARTISTS & BLACK SWANS

Bruce Sterling is joining us today to talk about his story collection, Robot Artists & Black Swans. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Godfather of Cyberpunk has emerged in this new collection of Italian-themed fantasy and science-fiction stories. Bruce Sterling now introduces us to his alter ego: Bruno Argento, the preeminent author of fantascienza. Sterling, writing as …

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My Favorite Bit: Katherine Cowley Talks About THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS MARY BENNET

Katherine Cowley is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet. Here’s the publisher’s description: In Jane Austen’s revered Pride and Prejudice, Mary, the middle sister, is often passed over. Until now… Upon the death of her father, Mary Bennet’s life is thrown into turmoil. With no fortune …

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My Favorite Bit: Nino Cipri Talks About DEFEKT

Nino Cipri is joining us today to talk about their novella, DEFEKT. Here’s the publisher’s description: Find out if five Dereks are better than one in Nino Cipri’s Defekt, the sequel to Finna, the surrealist world-hopping adventure. Derek is LitenVärld’s most loyal employee. He lives and breathes the job, from the moment he wakes up in a …

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Interviewing Experts with Astronaut Cady Coleman – This Tuesday, April 20th!

My newest Patreon series, Interviewing Experts, continues on Tuesday, April 20th at 7PM CST (8PM Eastern) with astronaut Cady Coleman. I’ll be conducting an interview with her as if I’m preparing to feature her job in a novel. You get to ask questions, too! Live captioning is provided for accessibility, and recordings are available for those …

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My Favorite Bit: Caroline Hardaker Talks About COMPOSITE CREATURES

Caroline Hardaker is joining us today to talk about her novel, Composite Creatures. Here’s the publisher’s description: How close would you hold those you love, when the end comes? In a society where self-preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co-exist in their new little world. …

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MRK in The Washington Post: If space is the future, that future needs to include everyone.

Long, long ago, years ago, perhaps decades ago, in the distant past of 2019… I was given the opportunity to opportunity to write an opinion piece for The Washington Post. It was a chance for me to highlight some of the challenges faced by women in space. Many of these challenges are institutional and rooted …

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Where to (Virtually) Find Mary Robinette in April

As you may have guessed, all of my events will continue to be online for the time being. I have two writing dates, an Ask An Expert interview with Katie Mack, and a class on how to structure a heist coming up this month for my Patreon Supporters. I hope to see you there!

My Favorite Bit: Neve Maslakovic Talks About ALL THE WHYS OF DELILAH’S DEMISE

Neve Maslakovic is joining us today to talk about her novel, All the Whys of Deliah’s Demise. Here’s the publisher’s description: From the author of Regarding Ducks and Universes, a new speculative whodunit set in an all-too-possible future where brand is everything. Top Ten. Top Hundred. Top Thousand… Scottie’s not in any of them. A rocky year …

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My Favorite Bit: Nicole Glover Talks About THE CONDUCTORS

Nicole Glover is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Conductors. Here’s the publisher’s description: From a bold new voice in speculative fiction comes a vibrant historical fantasy of magic and murder set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Hetty Rhodes and her husband, Benjy, were Conductors on the Underground Railroad, ferrying …

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