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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Thank you! to Mary Robinette Kowal for letting me visit her blog. I’m Rachel Swirsky, and I wrote a short story called “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” which upset some folks enough that they’ve been kicking up a fuss for a few years now. I believe in…
Thank you! to Mary Robinette Kowal for letting me visit her blog. I’m Rachel Swirsky, and I wrote a short story called “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” which upset some folks enough that they’ve been kicking up a fuss for a few years now. I believe in the transformational power of humor so …
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Ruth Vincent is joining us today with her novel Elixir. Here’s the publisher’s description: Mabily “Mab” Jones is just a twenty-something, over-educated, under-employed New Yorker trying to survive as a private eye’s unpaid intern . . . or is she? Once a…
Ruth Vincent is joining us today with her novel Elixir. Here’s the publisher’s description: Mabily “Mab” Jones is just a twenty-something, over-educated, under-employed New Yorker trying to survive as a private eye’s unpaid intern . . . or is she? Once a powerful fairy, but tricked by the Fairy Queen into human form, Mab is forced …
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There are some things you need to understand about yourself and about how community works, before you approach a reader and truly, before you even start the project in which you plan to represent a marginalized community. It’s good, and important, to want…
There are some things you need to understand about yourself and about how community works, before you approach a reader and truly, before you even start the project in which you plan to represent a marginalized community. It’s good, and important, to want to represent people who are outside your experience, but it’s hard work. …
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Twenty-five years ago (February of 1991, to be exact) at Wiscon, award-winning SF author Pat Murphy set out to recognize and celebrate works that explored and expanded the understanding of gender r…
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I loved the link to Ursula K. LeGuin's "Cream of Food Soup". UKL can make anything a delight to read.
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Deborah Biancotti is joining us today to talk about her novella Waking in Winter. Here’s the publisher’s description: On a far, frozen desert world, Muir the pilot discovers an ancient artefact in the ice. She sees a mermaid at first, but later comes to…
Deborah Biancotti is joining us today to talk about her novella Waking in Winter. Here’s the publisher’s description: On a far, frozen desert world, Muir the pilot discovers an ancient artefact in the ice. She sees a mermaid at first, but later comes to wonder if it is Ningyo, a fish god from her homeland in …
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William C. Tracy is joining us today with his novella Tuning the Symphony. Here’s the publisher’s description: Change one note and the universe changes with the Symphony. One apprentice will become a full majus today. The other will wait months for…
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Alberto Bieri is joining us today with The Dragon King, the first episode of his epic fantasy The Chronicles of Calibran. Here’s the publisher’s description: Marked from birth, King Hesleof Obella has sat on the Dragon Throne ruling the land of Calibran…
Alberto Bieri is joining us today with The Dragon King, the first episode of his epic fantasy The Chronicles of Calibran. Here’s the publisher’s description: Marked from birth, King Hesleof Obella has sat on the Dragon Throne ruling the land of Calibran for over two decades. A meeting with Lyrroth, an ancient dragon, brings forth surprising news to …
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Katrina Archer is joining us today to talk about her novel The Tree of Souls. Here’s the publisher’s description: A murky past. A forbidden love. A deathly power. When the river spits Umbra onto its bank, naked and shivering, the only clue to her identity…
Katrina Archer is joining us today to talk about her novel The Tree of Souls. Here’s the publisher’s description: A murky past. A forbidden love. A deathly power. When the river spits Umbra onto its bank, naked and shivering, the only clue to her identity is the arcane brand seared into her skin. A brand hunted …
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Renee Patrick is joining us today with their novel Design for Dying. Here’s the publisher’s description: Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she’s a suspect…
Renee Patrick is joining us today with their novel Design for Dying. Here’s the publisher’s description: Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she’s a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing …
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So, last year, the Writing Excuses gang put together this writing workshop and we held it on a cruise ship. Why? Because it turns out that when we were pricing venues this was the best deal. No, seriously. We’d been doing them at my parents’ house and…
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Submission opportunity: I'm judging the FutureScapes Writing Contest

I’m judging the FutureScapes Writing contest, which has a goal that I’m really excited about.  It’s the idea that art can change the world, and so it invites submissions for stories with the goal of changing the future. “Life imitates art far more than…
I’m judging the FutureScapes Writing contest, which has a goal that I’m really excited about. It’s the idea that art can change the world, and so it invites submissions for stories with the goal of changing the future. “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” -Oscar Wilde Looking at …
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Great idea, and I look forward to reading the winners once they're selected and published. Note: open only to US citizens or legal residents.
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Puppeteer and writer
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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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Mission Impossible: Regency Edition
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Ingress
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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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