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The New York Times 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.

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.

Glamorous Jane | Books | Portland Mercury

Yay! Our hometime independent paper, The Portland Mercury not only reviewed Shades of Milk and Honey but also liked it! Wish Jane Austen’s subtle novels had a little more action, but fewer zombies? Well, Portlander Mary Robinette Kowal’s debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey is your new manna. In this age of Regency spinning, …

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Review of SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY at A Dribble of Ink

Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink has a very nice review of Shades of Milk and Honey.  One thing that pleases me is that he points out that this is not a typical fantasy novel.  I think some people have been surprised by the structure of it, since it does hew more closely to Jane …

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SF REVIEWS.NET: Shades of Milk and Honey

SF Reviews has a lovely review of Shades of Milk and Honey.  Here’s an excerpt. Shades of Milk and Honey is a heartfelt and sincere homage to a figure who’s influenced perhaps more writers than Tolkien. It’s never less than delightful, and is surprisingly effective in the way MaryRob’s fantasy elements convey themes consistent with …

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The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

Hurrah! The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Shades of Milk and Honey and liked it. The review wraps up with this: Kowal sets her own mark on this kind of comedy of manners and creates a low-key and witty debut novel, one that succeeds through understated humor and sprightly prose, rather than through absurd juxtapositions of …

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The Jane Austen Centre reviews and likes Shades of Milk and Honey!

I am all astonished. The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has a review of Shades of Milk and Honey on their website AND wrote to let me know that they were planning on sending the review out with their newsletter. Let me repeat that: The Jane Austen Centre. Likes. My. Novel. John Ottinger writes about the …

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Tales of a Newbie Writer reviews First Flight

Tee-hee! There’s a hilarious review of First Flight over at Tales of a Newbie Writer. It’s written as if it’s a transcript for a movie trailer and cracks me up. Five out of Five stars for being imaginative. (Said with the movie intro voice) “In a world where people time travel, there is a woman.” (Sounds of …

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Shades of Milk and Honey giveaway and review at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Over on the  Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia, there’s a chance to win two copies of Shades of Milk and Honey, thanks to celi.a who seems to have fallen in love with my novel.  Here’s how her review starts off: I found myself proclaiming to my friends that I’d found ‘the perfect book’ yesterday. I didn’t …

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Eugene Weekly reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

The Eugene Weekly has a nice review of Shades of Milk and Honey that manages to talk about the book without being spoilery. Kowal has a good time with the tropes and tweaks of this sort of story, making both sisters sympathetic and tossing a few obstacles into the way, but Shades sparkles to particular …

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Shades of Milk and Honey makes Powell’s Books blog contributor swoon

The Powell’s Books blog has a glowing review of Shades of Milk and Honey. This is what a book crush is all about, this finding of a volume that is your perfect fit, the book you’ve been waiting for without ever knowing that you were waiting for it. This is one of those books that, …

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Booklist thinks Shades of Milk and Honey is “delightful”

The August issue of Booklist reviews Shades of Milk and Honey Take Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and add a dash of magic and you have this delightful story by Mary Kowal. This is the story of two sisters, Jane, who is more magically talented, and Melody, a stunning beauty, and their quest to find love …

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BoingBoing reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing, says very nice things! Shades of Milk and Honey is the hotly anticipated debut novel from Mary Robinette Kowal, who has already made a name for herself in science fiction with a series out outstanding short stories. It’s a Regency drawing-room romance, told in pitch-perfect style, with one important difference: these …

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Romantic Times gives Shades of Milk and Honey 4 1/2 stars

Hurrah! From the August issue of Romantic Times comes this really lovely review of Shades of Milk and Honey. RT Rating 4-1/2 Star Top Pick If Jane Austen had written a fantasy novel, Shades of Milk and Honey would have been the result. Written with painstaking attention to detail, Kowal’s prose is serenely evocative of …

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