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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Lev AC Rosen joins us today to talk about his new novel, Depth. Here is the publisher’s description: In a post-apocalyptic flooded New York City, a private investigator’s routine surveillance case leads to a treasure everyone wants to find—and someone is…
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BTW Not sure if I asked you this before but how do you choose the books you review? 
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M. Darusha Wehm joins us today to talk about her novel, Children of Arkadia. Here is the publisher’s description: Kaus wants nothing more than to be loved while its human counterpart, Raj Patel, believes fervently in freedom. Arkadia, one of four space…
M. Darusha Wehm joins us today to talk about her novel, Children of Arkadia. Here is the publisher’s description: Kaus wants nothing more than to be loved while its human counterpart, Raj Patel, believes fervently in freedom. Arkadia, one of four space stations circling Jupiter, was to be a refuge for all who fought the …
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Howard Taylor joins us today to talk about Planet Mercenary, a role-playing game (RPG) he and Alan Bahr created, set in the universe of Schlock Mercenary. Here’s the description from the RPG’s Kickstarter: The Planet Mercenary Role Playing Game is a…
Howard Taylor joins us today to talk about Planet Mercenary, a role-playing game (RPG) he and Alan Bahr created, set in the universe of Schlock Mercenary. Here’s the description from the RPG’s Kickstarter: The Planet Mercenary Role Playing Game is a custom system designed for speedy play with rich storytelling. Combat goes quickly, and when …
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My mom’s youngest brother passed away this week. Gilbert Lee Jackson was one of those men that was hard to get to know. When he first entered a room, he seemed to fill it, but then he would sit down in a chair and listen. You’d almost forget that he was…
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My condolences to you and your family.
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I thought we could all use a fiction break. Have a short story. For Solo Cello, op. 12 by Mary Robinette Kowal

(This originally appeared in COSMOS in 2007. I thought we could all use a fiction break. Also, my students may recognize some of this dialog) His keys dropped, rattling on the parquet floor. Julius stared at them, unwilling to look at the bandaged stump…
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I’m heading over to the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Friday, April 24th! And for you lucky folks who will be able to attend my Regency panel, an added bonus: a limited number of invitations to the book release party for Of Noble…
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Sounds good but could you talk them into moving it here next year????
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Yes, I know. I’m doing one of these for my own book BUT there’s this thing I’m super-excited about. It’s the audiobook. So– I narrate all of the Glamourist Histories. The final book in the series is set in Antigua. Aside from Jane and Vincent, and a…
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This week represents all three of my disparate careers.

Monday & Tuesday – Puppeteer: Sesame Street Wednesday & Thursday – Audiobook narrator: Cherie Priest’s Princess X Friday – Sunday – Author: c2E2 plus launch party for Of Noble Family plus Guest of Honor on the Steampunk Cruise What is not on this list?…
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To distract us all from Hugo related discussions, I have a small guessing game for you. I’ve found out who I’m assisting when I’m… having a sunny day next week, on a certain street.  So– Who do you think it is?
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Ranked guesses:
My furry friend Grover
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Oscar the Grouch
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Betsy Dornbusch is joining us today with her novel, Emissary: The Second Book of the Seven Eyes. Here is the publisher’s description: Draken vae Khellian, bastard cousin of the Monoean King, had risen far from his ignominious origins, becoming both a…
Betsy Dornbusch is joining us today with her novel, Emissary: The Second Book of the Seven Eyes. Here is the publisher’s description: Draken vae Khellian, bastard cousin of the Monoean King, had risen far from his ignominious origins, becoming both a Bowrank Commander and a member of the Crown’s Black Guard. But when cursed black magic took …
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I will buy a supporting membership to WorldCon for ten people who cannot afford it. Here's why.

For my regular readers, I’m about to talk about the controversy around the Hugo awards, and I’d like you to keep reading even if this is something that you normally aren’t involved in. (If you want backstory, here’s a really quick recap at Strange…
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That may have to do with the $40 membership as well, +Burt A. In many English speaking countries that represents a week's wages. It is something of a barrier for participation outside of the EU and North America. 
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I was just on the phone with my parents and had the following conversation. Mom: So where are you off to next? Me: Well, I’m flying to New York next week. Mom: Oh? What’s happening in New York? Me: It’s the Sesame Street gig, and then I’m going to…
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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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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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