Mary Robinette Kowal & Marie Brennan

Mary Robinette Kowal will sign and discuss her newest book, Of Noble Family (Tor; $26.99).

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010). In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean.

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

She is the Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary lives in Portland, OR with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com.

*photo courtesy of Annaliese Moyer

 

Marie Brennan will sign and discuss Voyage of the Basilisk (Tor; $25.99). 

Marie Brennan is a former academic with a background in archaeology, anthropology, and folklore, which she now puts to rather cockeyed use in writing fantasy. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends her time practicing piano, studying karate, and playing a variety of role-playing games. 

 

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Event date: 

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

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2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765378361
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Published: Tor Books - April 28th, 2015

Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go. The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that towards the end of the trip she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie. Also, the entire estate is in disarray, with horrifying conditions and tensions with the local slave population so high that they are close to revolt.Jane and Vincent's sense of peril is screaming out for them to flee, but Vincent cannot stand to leave an estate connected with his family in such a condition. They have survived many grand and terrifying adventures in their time, but this one will test their skills and wits more than any they have ever encountered before, this time with a new life hanging in the balance. Mary Robinette Kowal's "Of Noble Family "is the final book of the acclaimed Glamourist Histories.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780765331984
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Published: Tor Books - March 31st, 2015

The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's "Voyage of the Basilisk . . . " Devoted readers of Lady Trent's earlier memoirs, "A Natural History of Dragons" and "The Tropic of Serpents, " may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship "Basilisk, " but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed--until now. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella's in ways both professional and personal.Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella's life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780765375087
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Published: Tor Books - February 17th, 2015

The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's "The Tropic of Serpents . . . "


$15.99
ISBN: 9780765375070
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Published: Tor Books - February 4th, 2014

Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in "A Natural History of Dragons, " combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age.


$16.99
ISBN: 9780765334183
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Published: Tor Books - March 31st, 2015

Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In "Valour and Vanity, " master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote "Ocean's Eleven."


$15.99
ISBN: 9780765334176
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Published: Tor Books - March 18th, 2014

Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels "Shades of Milk and Honey" and "Glamour in Glass," which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. In "Without a Summer," Jane and Vincent take a break from their international travels. But in a world where magic is real, nothing--even the domestic sphere--is quite what it seems.


$15.99
ISBN: 9780765325617
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Published: Tor Books - January 15th, 2013

Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel "Shades of Milk and Honey," a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. "Shades" debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel.


$15.99
ISBN: 9780765325600
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Published: Tor Books - June 7th, 2011

"Shades of Milk and Honey" is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality.