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My Favorite Bit: Charlaine Harris Talks About THE RUSSIAN CAGE

Charlaine Harris is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Russian Cage. Here’s the publisher’s description: #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charlaine Harris is at her best in this alternate history of the United States where magic is an acknowledged but despised power in this third installment of the Gunnie Rose series. Picking …

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My Favorite Bit: Juliette Wade Talks About TRANSGRESSIONS OF POWER

Juliette Wade is joining us today to talk about her novel,Transgressions of Power. Here’s the publisher’s description: The second book of The Broken Trust continues a deadly battle for succession, in this sociological sci-fi novel where brother is pitted against brother in a singular chance to win power. To marry into the most powerful family …

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My Favorite Bit: Jenni Henning Talks About GEEK ELDERS SPEAK: IN OUR OWN VOICES

Jenni Hennig is joining us today to talk about the anthology she edited with Maggie Nowakowska, Geeks Elders Speak: In Our Own Voices. Here’s the publisher’s description: An anthology exploring the undeniable history of women creators in Science Fiction/Fantasy & Media fandom during the latter half of the 20th century. These women were writers. Artists. …

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Hugo Award Eligibility

In the circular way time tends to move these days, Hugo Award nomination season has once again come upon us. I am perhaps a little late with this announcement – but given said circular nature of time and this year in particular, these kinds of things happen. I’m here now! I’m announcing it now! And …

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My Favorite Bit: Karissa Laurel Talks About UNBOUND: STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION, LOVE, AND MONSTERS

Karissa Laurel is joining us today to talk about the anthology, Unbound: Stories of Transformation, Love, and Monsters, and her story inside “Of Marshmallows and Monsters”. Here’s the publisher’s description: A dull AP English assignment interrupted by the resurrection of a 5,000-year-old mummy. A “boy meets boy meets time travel” tale. An ancient evil summoned …

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Updates on THE SPARE MAN, a Sort-Of Social Media Hiatus, and a New Assistant!

In good news, The Spare Man is coming along well. There’s a completed draft and I’m in edits right now. Hurrah! In bad news, this means that I actually need to buckle down and edit – which further means that I will be taking a brief hiatus from social media. However, in one MORE speck …

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Locus Magazine Reviews THE RELENTLESS MOON

If you’ve followed my writing career even slightly, it’s almost certain that you’re familiar with THE CALCULATING STARS. Last month, it was featured at Tor.com in an article by Sylvain Neuvel as part of post focused on alternative histories, WWII, and the space race.

My Favorite Bit: Stephen Deas Talks About THE MOONSTEEL CROWN

Stephen Deas is joining us today to talk about him novel, The Moonsteel Crown. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Emperor of Aria is dead, and three junior members of a street gang are unwittingly caught up in the ensuing struggle for the throne, in the first epic adventure in a new fantasy world from a …

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Tor.com Reviews THE CALCULATING STARS

If you’ve followed my writing career even slightly, it’s almost certain that you’re familiar with THE CALCULATING STARS. Last month, it was featured at Tor.com in an article by Sylvain Neuvel as part of post focused on alternative histories, WWII, and the space race.

Where to (Virtually) Find Mary Robinette in February

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!

Physics World Reviews “A Little Wisdom”

“My favourite story in the collection though is undoubtedly Mary Robinette Kowal’s “A Little Wisdom”, a lovely and sweet story that highlights the many ways in which AI could truly benefit humankind, while also realistically pointing out some potential issues. The slice-of-life story follows an elderly art historian and her robot support dog (she suffers …

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My Favorite Bit: Alexander Weinstein Talks About UNIVERSAL LOVE

Alexander Weinstein is joining us today to talk about his short story collection, Universal Love. Here’s the publisher’s description: A hypnotic collection of speculative fiction about compassion, love, and human resilience in the technological hyper-age, from Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World. Universal Love welcomes readers to a near-future world where our everyday technologies have fundamentally …

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My Favorite Bit: Jeff Wheeler Talks About KNIGHT’S RANSOM

Jeff Wheeler is joining us today to talk about his novel, Knight’s Ransom. Here’s the publisher’s description: Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. A brutal war of succession has plunged the court of Kingfountain into a power struggle between a charitable king who took the crown unlawfully and his ambitious rival, Devon Argentine. …

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My Favorite Bit: H.M. Long Talks About HALL OF SMOKE

H.M. Long is joining us today to talk about her novel, Hall of Smoke. Here’s the publisher’s description: Epic fantasy featuring warrior priestesses and fickle gods at war, for readers of Brian Staveley’s Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne. Hessa is an Eangi: a warrior priestess of the Goddess of War, with the power to turn an …

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