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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Stephanie A. Cain is joining us today with her novel Stormseer. Here’s the publisher’s description: The kingdoms of Tamnen and Strid have been at war for decades. Princess Azmei of Tamnen left her family for a treaty marriage to end that war–but an…
Stephanie A. Cain is joining us today with her novel Stormseer. Here’s the publisher’s description: The kingdoms of Tamnen and Strid have been at war for decades. Princess Azmei of Tamnen left her family for a treaty marriage to end that war–but an assassin’s blade destroyed her plans. Protected by her presumed death, Azmei hunts the …
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Zachary Jernigan is joining us today with his novel Shower of Stones. Here’s the publisher’s description: The follow-up to Zachary Jernigan’s critically-acclaimed literary debut No Return. At the moment of his greatest victory, before a crowd of…
Zachary Jernigan is joining us today with his novel Shower of Stones. Here’s the publisher’s description: The follow-up to Zachary Jernigan’s critically-acclaimed literary debut No Return. At the moment of his greatest victory, before a crowd of thousands, the warrior Vedas Tezul renounced his faith, calling for revolt against the god Adrash, imploring mankind to unite …
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I have this memory, which is probably a series of memories, from when I was little. Mom and Dad had gotten a baby sitter and were going out. Mom was wearing a dress that I loved, that was pale, pale blue with little white embroidered stars scattered…
I have this memory, which is probably a series of memories, from when I was little. Mom and Dad had gotten a baby sitter and were going out. Mom was wearing a dress that I loved, that was pale, pale blue with little white embroidered stars scattered across it. She had a fluffy white petticoat …
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Congrats to them.  Very well done.
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J. Dalton Jennings is joining us today with his novel Solomon’s Arrow. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s the mid-twenty-first century. The oceans are rising, the world’s population is growing, terrorist organizations are running rampant, and it has…
J. Dalton Jennings is joining us today with his novel Solomon’s Arrow. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s the mid-twenty-first century. The oceans are rising, the world’s population is growing, terrorist organizations are running rampant, and it has become readily apparent that humanity’s destructive nature is at the heart of the matter. When all faith in humanity …
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Loren Rhoads is joining us today with her novel The Dangerous Type. Here’s the publisher’s description: Set in the wake of an empire-destroying, galaxy-wide war, The Dangerous Type follows one of the galaxy’s most dangerous assassins and her quest for…
Loren Rhoads is joining us today with her novel The Dangerous Type. Here’s the publisher’s description: Set in the wake of an empire-destroying, galaxy-wide war, The Dangerous Type follows one of the galaxy’s most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance. Entombed for twenty years, Reana has been found and released. Thallian, a war criminal wanted for …
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Not only does it sound interesting, I like that the whole trilogy will be published this year. So tired of the year or two or more between books. Good for her, I sez.
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So, while Marie Brennan and I were on tour, we were talking about GIANT CLAW that she uses as part of the show and tell. I made an off-hand comment about it being a potential murder weapon and this somehow lead to me saying that I’d love to see a Lady…
So, while Marie Brennan and I were on tour, we were talking about GIANT CLAW that she uses as part of the show and tell. I made an off-hand comment about it being a potential murder weapon and this somehow lead to me saying that I’d love to see a Lady Trent mashup with Miss Fisher’s Murder …
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I didn't get the references but that was one heck of a scene. It drew me in. Of course, the dragons did help :)
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Hey Los Angeles! Here is a really rare opportunity to see me performing live puppetry. There’s a ton of brilliant puppeteers in LA and some of us are getting together for a Puppet Slam.     Ninja Puppet Productions presents the LA Puppet Slam…
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+Mary Robinette Kowal , the FB page says the event is 9 pm Sunday, but the Eventbrite page says 9 pm Saturday. Which of those is correct?

(Please be Sunday, please be Sunday!)
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I wonder how effective this would be against social media?
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Gosh, I've gone off the rails with this one Mary - I apologize. My only excuse - it's Monday. Last post and back to work. In answer to your musing "I wonder how effective this would be against social media?" I think this picture may suggest the response "not very".
http://stormvisions.com/images/mx.jpg I'll be good for the rest of the day now - honest!
Hint: picture the helmet in minion yellow.
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I have a short SF story up at Lightspeed Magazine. Here’s a teaser of “The Consciousness Problem.” The afternoon sun angled across the scarred wood counter despite the bamboo shade Elise had lowered. She grimaced and picked up the steel chef’s knife,…
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E. L. Chen is joining us today with her novel The Good Brother. Here’s the publisher’s description: Tori Wong is starting over. She’s given herself a new name, dropped out of school to work at a bookstore, and fled her parents’ strict home to do all the…
E. L. Chen is joining us today with her novel The Good Brother. Here’s the publisher’s description: Tori Wong is starting over. She’s given herself a new name, dropped out of school to work at a bookstore, and fled her parents’ strict home to do all the things she’s never done before. Like go out on weeknights, …
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S. K. Dunstall is joining us today with their novel Linesman. Here’s the publisher’s description: First in a brand new thought-provoking science fiction series. The lines. No ship can traverse the void without them. Only linesmen can work with them. But…
S. K. Dunstall is joining us today with their novel Linesman. Here’s the publisher’s description: First in a brand new thought-provoking science fiction series. The lines. No ship can traverse the void without them. Only linesmen can work with them. But only Ean Lambert hears their song. And everyone thinks he’s crazy… Most slum kids never …
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Some of you have noticed that I’m cancelling a lot of appearances this summer. I was not initially going to talk about why, except to the people that my absence directly affects, but after a lot of conversation with my parents, we have decided to be open…
Some of you have noticed that I’m cancelling a lot of appearances this summer. I was not initially going to talk about why, except to the people that my absence directly affects, but after a lot of conversation with my parents, we have decided to be open about it. My mom has Parkinson’s. On Monday, …
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Best wishes on health & speedy recovery for all concerned, +Mary Robinette Kowal
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  • Author of Shades of Milk and Honey | Professional puppeteer
    present
  • Other Hand Productions
    Puppeteer, 1995 - 2011
  • Tears of Joy
    Puppeteer and lead designer, 1993 - 1999
  • Lazy Town
    Assistant puppeteer, 2004 - 2007
  • The Puppet Kitchen
  • SFWA
    Secretary, 2008 - 2010
  • SFWA
    Vice President, 2010 - 2012
  • Shades of Milk and Honey
    author of novel from Tor books, 2010 - 2010
  • Glamour in Glass
    author of novel from Tor books, 2012 - 2012
  • Without a Summer
    author of novel from Tor books, 2013 - 2013
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Professional puppeteer and author of Shades of Milk and Honey
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Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year. Her 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 Press. 

Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor, recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com
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I came here for my 42nd birthday with my husband and two friends. I found the food very well balanced, our waitstaff was attentive but not obstrusive. The lavender honey creme brulee is beautiful. All in all, it was a delightful evening.
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This is a great neighborhood resource. The staff is knowledgeable and committed to doing outreach. Plus they are speedy and affordable for bike repairs.
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Truly I only come here for events, and have never stayed. It's a beautiful building and very welcoming to event customers.
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I have to start by explaining that my dad came here when he was a little boy and it's where we always went when we came home to visit my grandmother. So for me, this defines what barbecue is supposed to be BUT it different from every other style of barbecue out there. It's very tasty. Let me put it this way... I'm a vegetarian and I always get a pork barbecue sandwich when I come here, with hot slaw. Make sure that you add plenty of the barbecue sauce that they have sitting on the table. The baked beans and coleslaw are also yummy. A couple of years ago they renovated but managed to keep the old school charm. I love this place.
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This is the old standby. When it is late this is always a cozy spot to nip into for a pint and a bite to eat. It's bar food, but it's a good Pacific Northwest rendition of bar food.
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The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly, with high ceilings, lots of natural light, wifi and plenty of outlets. More importantly, these folks take coffee seriously. It's perfectly brewed every time.
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