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Ellen Kushner

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Ellen Kushner weaves together multiple careers as a writer, radio host, teacher, performer and public speaker.

A graduate of Barnard College, she also attended Bryn Mawr College, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She began her career in publishing as a fiction editor in New York City, but left to write her first novel Swordspoint, which has become a cult classic, hailed as the progenitor of the “mannerpunk” (or “Fantasy of Manners”) school of urban fantasy. Swordspoint was followed by Thomas the Rhymer (World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award), and two more novels in her “Riverside” series. In 2015, Thomas the Rhymer was published in the UK as part of the Gollancz “Fantasy Masterworks” line.

In addition, her short fiction appears regularly
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It's been a wild ride - from Julian Yap asking me if I wanted to oversee the creation of a "collaborative serial narrative" based on my Riverside novels (Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword, and The Fall of the Kings) . . . to THIS:

. . . the print version of our first season's adventures, which occur about 15 years before the events of Swordspoint.


It's a grand and glorious cover, and of cou...

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“Let the fairy tale begin on a winter's morning, then, with one drop of blood newly-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as a single spot of claret on the lace cuff.”
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“Not being the sort to throw a book, she pounded her fist on her cushion.”
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“There's the road to heaven, and there's the road to hell, and there? That's the road to Faerie.”
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