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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Michi Trota is joining us today to talk about the Uncanny Magazine Year Three Kickstarter. About the Kickstarter: Over the last two years, three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas & four-time Hugo Award finalist Michael Damian Thomas ran the Uncanny…
Michi Trota is joining us today to talk about the Uncanny Magazine Year Three Kickstarter. About the Kickstarter: Over the last two years, three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas & four-time Hugo Award finalist Michael Damian Thomas ran the Uncanny MagazineYear One and Year Two Kickstarters. We promised to bring you stunning cover art, …
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Looking for readers for a 1400 word interstitial short story. Here’s an excerpt to get you started.   Your Mama’s Adventures in Parenting Your mama adjusted her face mask and checked the chronometer on her eyepiece. Darn it. The filter would only be good…
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The base word has to do with things that fit between the structural elements of something bigger.such as microbes living between grains of sand.  I never heard it applied to fiction before, but googling "interstitial fiction" finds a bunch of interesting explanations.
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My pre-order has been in for months.
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Sarah Kuhn is joining us today with her novel Heroine Complex. Here’s the publisher’s description: Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder. Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and…
Sarah Kuhn is joining us today with her novel Heroine Complex. Here’s the publisher’s description: Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder. Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic …
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D. Lieber is joining us today with her novel Conjuring Zephyr. Here’s the publisher’s description: Retreating underground to escape a devastating ice age, humans build a new society. When magic is discovered and harnessed for survival, the citizens of…
D. Lieber is joining us today with her novel Conjuring Zephyr. Here’s the publisher’s description: Retreating underground to escape a devastating ice age, humans build a new society. When magic is discovered and harnessed for survival, the citizens of Terrenus establish theories and principles of how to use it. Kai Stephenson is determined to prove magical …
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When starting a new project, there’s always that concern that it’ll fail. So, getting a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly is huge. Here’s my favorite part of the review of Ghost Talkers:  Kowal’s depiction of spiritualism is richly imagined, and its…
When starting a new project, there’s always that concern that it’ll fail. So, getting a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly is huge. Here’s my favorite part of the review of Ghost Talkers: Kowal’s depiction of spiritualism is richly imagined, and its complications and consequences are thoughtfully considered. Her depiction of the Western Front includes diverse …
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I pre-ordered it as soon as that option was available. Looking forward to the final version.
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Cat Rambo is joining us today with her book Altered America. Here’s the publisher’s description: Steampunk fans will rejoice in the appearance of Altered America: Steampunk Stories, collecting Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Cat Rambo’s…
Cat Rambo is joining us today with her book Altered America. Here’s the publisher’s description: Steampunk fans will rejoice in the appearance of Altered America: Steampunk Stories, collecting Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Cat Rambo’s steampunk fantasies, including “Clockwork Fairies,” “Snakes on a A Train,” and “Her Windowed Eyes, Her Chambered Heart,” into a single …
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SL Huang is joining us today with her novel Plastic Smile. Here’s the publisher’s description: Cas Russell, antisocial mercenary, has decided to Fight Crime. With capital letters, like in one of her friend’s comic books. After all, she has a real-life…
SL Huang is joining us today with her novel Plastic Smile. Here’s the publisher’s description: Cas Russell, antisocial mercenary, has decided to Fight Crime. With capital letters, like in one of her friend’s comic books. After all, she has a real-life superpower: with her instantaneous mathematical ability, she can neuter bombs or out-shoot an army. And …
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David D. Levine is joining us today with his novel Arabella of Mars. Here’s the publisher’s description: Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to…
David D. Levine is joining us today with his novel Arabella of Mars. Here’s the publisher’s description: Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel …
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Alyc Helms is joining us today with her novel The Conclave of Shadow. Here’s the publisher’s description: The line between enemy and ally is thinner than a shadow’s edge. Ever since she saved the spirit guardians of China by selling out to her worst…
Alyc Helms is joining us today with her novel The Conclave of Shadow. Here’s the publisher’s description: The line between enemy and ally is thinner than a shadow’s edge. Ever since she saved the spirit guardians of China by selling out to her worst enemy, Missy Masters – a.k.a. the pulp hero Mr. Mystic – has …
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E. Catherine Tobler is joining us today with her novel The Kraken Sea. Here’s the publisher’s description: Fifteen-year-old Jackson is different from the other children at the foundling hospital. Scales sometimes cover his arms. Tentacles coil just below…
E. Catherine Tobler is joining us today with her novel The Kraken Sea. Here’s the publisher’s description: Fifteen-year-old Jackson is different from the other children at the foundling hospital. Scales sometimes cover his arms. Tentacles coil just below his skin. Despite this Jackson tries to fit in with the other children. He tries to be normal …
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After a hiatus, Lee the Puppet is back to answer your questions. In Episode Three, Lee answers these questions. Josh Storey – When an audio book is being recorded, how much does the author collaborate with the director and/or narrator on the way dialog is…
After a hiatus, Lee the Puppet is back to answer your questions. In Episode Three, Lee answers these questions. Josh Storey – When an audio book is being recorded, how much does the author collaborate with the director and/or narrator on the way dialog is read? Jonathan Boynton – How do you figure out character motivations? …
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I'm not sure if I laughed harder at F-boing-lar (I will never read the Pern books the same way again, and they are a frequent reread) or the description of MRK as a hack.

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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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