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Mary Robinette Kowal

Author of The Calculating Stars

81+ Works 9,641 Members 690 Reviews 20 Favorited

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Series

Works by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Calculating Stars (2018) — Narrator, some editions — 2,090 copies, 133 reviews
Shades of Milk and Honey (2010) 1,653 copies, 139 reviews
The Fated Sky (2018) — Narrator, some editions — 897 copies, 53 reviews
Glamour in Glass (2012) 660 copies, 46 reviews
The Relentless Moon (2020) — Narrator, some editions — 585 copies, 39 reviews
Ghost Talkers (2016) 541 copies, 39 reviews
The Spare Man (2022) — Narrator, some editions — 476 copies, 35 reviews
Without a Summer (2013) 436 copies, 41 reviews
The Lady Astronaut of Mars {story} (2013) 382 copies, 30 reviews
Valour and Vanity (2014) 371 copies, 34 reviews
Of Noble Family (2015) 278 copies, 25 reviews
Forest of Memory (2016) 218 copies, 17 reviews
First Flight (2009) 174 copies, 9 reviews
Word Puppets (2015) 163 copies, 8 reviews
The Original (2020) 102 copies, 8 reviews
For Want of a Nail (2011) 82 copies, 6 reviews
Articulated Restraint {short story} (2019) 81 copies, 3 reviews
Scenting the Dark and Other Stories (2009) 64 copies, 3 reviews
The Hugo Award Showcase: 2010 (2010) 59 copies, 1 review
We Interrupt This Broadcast {short story} (2013) 35 copies, 2 reviews
The Martian Contingency (2024) 34 copies
Molly on the Moon (2022) 22 copies, 5 reviews
Kiss Me Twice 18 copies, 1 review
Evil Robot Monkey {short story} (2008) 17 copies, 2 reviews
Rockets Red {short story} (2018) 12 copies
Water to Wine (2014) 9 copies
A Fire in the Heavens (2017) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Amaras Giraffe (2018) 7 copies
Embarkations (Whitehall Season 1, Episode 1) (2016) — Contributor — 6 copies, 1 review
Lady Astronaut (2020) 5 copies, 1 review
Clockwork Chickadee {short story} (2008) 4 copies, 1 review
Embodied 3 copies, 1 review
Skilled Artifice (2016) 3 copies, 1 review
Chrysalis 3 copies
The Wind Comes 2 copies
Digging In 2 copies, 1 review
Fiction Sampler 2 copies
Horizontal Rain 2 copies
Body Language 2 copies
Ina's Spark 1 copy, 1 review
Rampion 1 copy

Associated Works

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) — Introduction, some editions — 4,967 copies, 427 reviews
Seveneves : a novel (2015) — Narrator, some editions — 4,914 copies, 251 reviews
A House with Good Bones (2023) — Narrator, some editions — 791 copies, 42 reviews
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contributor — 781 copies, 15 reviews
Indexing (2014) — Narrator, some editions — 646 copies, 49 reviews
Amberlough (2017) — Narrator, some editions — 520 copies, 31 reviews
The Incrementalists (2013) — Narrator, some editions — 395 copies, 24 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Contributor — 394 copies, 2 reviews
Indexing: Reflections (2016) — Narrator, some editions — 315 copies, 21 reviews
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (2010) — Contributor — 264 copies, 11 reviews
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contributor — 234 copies, 8 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contributor — 229 copies, 4 reviews
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Contributor — 201 copies, 3 reviews
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Contributor — 191 copies, 3 reviews
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 186 copies, 6 reviews
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology (2014) — Contributor — 148 copies, 7 reviews
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 (2008) — Contributor — 142 copies, 3 reviews
Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game (2013) — Contributor — 137 copies, 2 reviews
The Doll Collection (2015) — Contributor — 131 copies, 6 reviews
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contributor — 130 copies
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2020) — Contributor — 129 copies, 3 reviews
Unbound (2015) — Contributor — 108 copies, 2 reviews
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance (2012) — Contributor — 83 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Faith (2010) — Contributor — 76 copies, 4 reviews
HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects (2014) — Contributor — 74 copies, 4 reviews
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contributor — 72 copies, 3 reviews
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 70 copies, 3 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 69 copies
Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2009) — Contributor — 68 copies, 1 review
The Apes of Wrath (2013) — Contributor — 67 copies, 3 reviews
Rip-Off! (2012) — Contributor — 65 copies, 3 reviews
Mash Up (2012) — Contributor — 63 copies, 2 reviews
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Contributor — 57 copies, 3 reviews
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contributor — 56 copies, 1 review
Twenty Epics (2006) — Contributor — 51 copies, 1 review
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contributor — 50 copies, 2 reviews
Courts of the Fey (2011) — Contributor — 43 copies, 1 review
Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2010) — Author — 40 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contributor — 39 copies, 2 reviews
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contributor — 34 copies
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contributor — 33 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Cover artist — 32 copies, 2 reviews
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 32 copies
Entanglements : tomorrow's lovers, families, and friends (2020) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contributor — 29 copies, 15 reviews
Prime Codex (2007) — Contributor — 27 copies, 2 reviews
Athena's Daughters (2014) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Night Guest (2021) — Translator, some editions — 23 copies, 2 reviews
Women In Practical Armor (2016) — Contributor — 22 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 22 copies, 6 reviews
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Contributor — 21 copies, 1 review
Whitehall: Season One (2016) — Contributor — 19 copies
Voices from the Past (2011) — Contributor — 18 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 33, No. 8 [August 2009] (2009) — Contributor — 17 copies, 2 reviews
Uncanny Magazine Issue 5: July/August 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 17 copies, 3 reviews
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I (2009) — Contributor — 17 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Jan/Feb 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contributor — 16 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 6 [June 2011] (2011) — Contributor — 14 copies, 1 review
Gratia Placenti: For the Sake of Pleasing (2007) — Contributor — 12 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 33, No. 10 & 11 [October/November 2009] (2009) — Contributor — 12 copies, 2 reviews
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2018] (2018) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Diamonds In The Sky (2009) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Fireside Magazine Issue 52, February 2018 — Contributor — 11 copies, 3 reviews
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 10 copies, 1 review
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021) — Contributor — 9 copies, 1 review
Nebula Awards Showcase 54 (2020) — Contributor — 9 copies
Apexology: Horror (2010) — Contributor — 8 copies
A la deriva en el mar de las lluvias y otros relatos (2015) — Contributor — 8 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 62 • July 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contributor — 8 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 78 • November 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 7 [July 2015] (2015) — Contributor — 7 copies
Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology's Future (2014) — Contributor — 6 copies
Apex Magazine 20 (January 2011) (2011) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
Innsmouth Free Press 2 (2009) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
Clarkesworld: Issue 021 (June 2008) (2008) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
Apex Magazine 52 (September 2013) (2013) — Author — 4 copies, 1 review
Shimmer 2017: The Collected Stories (2017) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Paulandstormonomicon — Contributor — 2 copies
Shimmer Number 46, November 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 2 copies
Apex Magazine 41 (October 2012) (2012) — Author — 2 copies
Geeky Giving: A SFF Charity Anthology (2016) — Contributor — 1 copy
New Scientist, 18/25 December 2021 (2021) — Contributor — 1 copy
2020 Visions (2010) — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: September 2010 (2010) — Contributor — 1 copy
Between the Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Kowal, Mary Robinette
Other names
Harrison, Mary
Birthdate
1969-02-08
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Places of residence
Portland, Oregon, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Education
East Carolina State University (Art Education)
Occupations
puppeteer
author
voice actor
Organizations
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Puppeteers of America
Awards and honors
John W. Campbell Award (2008)
Hugo nominee (short story ∙ short story)
Locus Award Finalist (novelette ∙ novelette)
Agent
Seth Fishman (Gernert Co.)
Short biography
Mary Robinette Kowal is the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, published by Tor Books in 2010. Her short fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Cosmos and Asimov's. Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, lives in Portland, OR.

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Reviews

Amazing retro history of the space race & fascinating apocalyptic story set in the alternate 1950’s.

Cannot wait to dive into the next book!
 
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SESchend | 132 other reviews | Jul 14, 2024 |
This is split between the good and the bad. The good is I liked the setting, the pacing, and the mystery in general. The bad is the main character is a very hateable billionaire who throws money at all her problems. The disability is good for representation but it did not make me pull her from the "eat the rich" menu. Also, the dog is cute but can we not have the big reveal be "aha, that guy didn't think my dog was cute, he must be the murderer!" ?
 
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KallieGrace | 34 other reviews | Jul 10, 2024 |
A beautiful balance of classic literature and magic. I love the world that Kowal built, and the writing, but I was less enchanted by the characters. I bored of the the repetition of their doubts and complaints, and wasn't won over by the love interest.
 
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LaPhenix | 138 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
The Spare Man is a locked room mystery set on a cruise line spaceship headed for Mars. It's by the same author who writes the Lady Astronaut Universe alternative history sci‑fi series. I enjoyed it mainly because of the audiobook’s narration. The author reads it herself and sounds like she has a lot of fun doing it.
½
 
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wandaly | 34 other reviews | May 11, 2024 |

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Works
81
Also by
98
Members
9,641
Popularity
#2,484
Rating
3.8
Reviews
690
ISBNs
124
Languages
6
Favorited
20

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