Mary Robinette Kowal & Martha Wells

Mary Robinette Kowal will sign and discuss The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky.

MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL is the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a multiple Hugo winner, and a frequent finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards. Kowal was the previous vice-president and secretary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, currently co-hosts the Writing Excuses podcast with Brandon Sanderson, and organized the "Month of Letters" campaign.

She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.

You can find her online at www.maryrobinettekowal.com and on Twitter as @MaryRobinette.

Author Photo (c) Peter Tsai

Martha Wells will sign and discuss Exit Strategy (Tor; $17.99).

Martha Wells has written fantasy, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) and science fiction (The Murderbot Diaries series) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering), and non-fiction. She has won a Nebula Award, a Hugo Award, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a Locus Award, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765398949
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Published: Tor Books - August 21st, 2018

Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars, The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars.

The Verge—Best SFF Books for August 2018


Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250191854
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Published: Tor.com - October 2nd, 2018

Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy.

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?


The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765378385
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Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars."

Goodreads—Most Popular Books Published in July 2018 (#66)
The Verge—12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels for July 2018


Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250191786
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Published: Tor.com - August 7th, 2018

Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries.

Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.


Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250186928
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Published: Tor.com - May 8th, 2018

A USA Today bestseller

The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie

Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red


All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tor.com - May 2nd, 2017

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Winner: 2018 Locus Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller


Word Puppets Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781607014560
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Published: Prime Books - November 3rd, 2015

"Kowal's short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written . . . sending] readers off on a breathless trip to the stars." - Publishers Weekly (STARRED)


Ghost Talkers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765378262
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Published: Tor Books - August 8th, 2017

“Powerful, laden with emotion, and smartly written.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings

Ghost Talkers is a brilliant historical fantasy novel from acclaimed author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.


Of Noble Family (Glamourist Histories #5) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765378378
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Published: Tor Books - March 8th, 2016

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.


Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories #4) Cover Image
$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.


Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories #3) Cover Image
$19.99
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.


Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories #2) Cover Image
$19.99
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 of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) Cover Image
$18.99
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.