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Martha Wells

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Martha Wells is the author of over a dozen SF/F novels, including Wheel of the Infinite, City of Bones, The Element of Fire, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. She has a fantasy trilogy: The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, and The Gate of Gods, currently out in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

Her most recent fantasy novels are The Books of the Raksura series: The Cloud Roads, The Serpent Sea, The Siren Depths, Stories of the Raksura vol I: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud, and Stories of the Raksura vol II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below.

She has also written the YA fantasies Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World

She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Real
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Martha Wells Thank you! Right now the second novella anthology is coming out in June (Stories of the Raksura Vol II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below). (If…moreThank you! Right now the second novella anthology is coming out in June (Stories of the Raksura Vol II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below). (If you missed it, the first novella anthology came out last October: Stories of the Raksura Vol I: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud)

As to future stories, I am definitely writing more Raksura. I have to wait to make the official announcement about what it will be and when, but it's definitely coming, and hopefully I'll be able to give details soon.(less)
Martha Wells Thank you very much! And thanks for your questions!

1) It has to do with the way the Raksura's shapeshifting ability works. They're actually existing…more
Thank you very much! And thanks for your questions!

1) It has to do with the way the Raksura's shapeshifting ability works. They're actually existing in two dimensions simultaneously, unconsciously transferring mass and energy back and forth between them. (There's a bit in an upcoming story where a character with special visual abilities can see both of Moon's forms at the same time, for instance.) Because Stone is so old, he's sort of starting to blur between the two dimensions, so it's extremely difficult to make himself heard when he's in his scaled form. I hope that makes sense! I feel like I've explained this better before, but I can't find a link to it right now.

2) Yes, I am! Hopefully I'll be able to give details about that soon.
(In the meantime, I have Stories of the Raksura II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below coming out in June. (Plus I just released an ebook short story collection that doesn't have Raksura stories, but does have prequel reprint stories from The Element of Fire, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, and a brand new story set before The Death of the Necromancer)).(less)
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“Flower lifted a brow, dubious. 'You have to pay for a place to be dead in?'
Moon shrugged. 'Sometimes, in cities. It’s a groundling thing.”
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Martha Wells Mindy wrote: "hi thanks for the friend confirm. I have read all of your raksura and ile-rien. I loved them all , but especially the ile-rien books, just wondering if anymore of them are coming in the future"

Thank you very much!

At this point I don't know if I'll ever do another Ile-Rien book. I may do some more short stories, though. If you haven't seen it, I did a new Nicholas and Reynard short story for the Between Worlds ebook collection.


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Mindy hi thanks for the friend confirm. I have read all of your raksura and ile-rien. I loved them all , but especially the ile-rien books, just wondering if anymore of them are coming in the future


Martha Wells Clare wrote: "Hi, thanks for the friendship. I love the Stories Of The Raksura!"

Thank you!


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Clare O'Beara Hi, thanks for the friendship. I love the Stories Of The Raksura!


Martha Wells Sweetie wrote: "Martha, thanks for accepting my friendship and thanks for your wonderful books! :D"

Thank you for reading them! :)


Sweetie Martha, thanks for accepting my friendship and thanks for your wonderful books! :D


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