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S. A. Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been nominated for the Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. When not buried in books about thirteen-century con artists and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and re-creating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @SAChakrabooks, where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and an ever-increasing number of cats. ...more

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S.A. Chakraborty I try to mix names with meaning with names that will stick in a reader's mind. That being said, I can easily fall through the research hole with this,…moreI try to mix names with meaning with names that will stick in a reader's mind. That being said, I can easily fall through the research hole with this, so I'll often use placeholder names if I know I want to pick something good later. For The City of Brass, my MCs names were a mix of this. "Nahri" is a nickname calling back to the character's origins (nahr is river in Arabic), I named my hero "Ali" after another Muslim hero, and Dara...well I just always liked the sound of it!

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“Greatness takes time, Banu Nahida. Often the mightiest things have the humblest beginnings.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass

“In what world do men and women pay the same price for passion?”
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass

“You're some kind of thief, then?"
"That a very narrow-minded way of looking at it. I prefer to think of myself as a merchant of delicate tasks.”
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Poll for series to start August 1, 2020

Daevabad Trilogy (3 books) by S.A. Chakraborty, starting with The City of Brass
 
  30 votes, 40.5%

Riddle-Master Trilogy (3 books) by Patricia A. McKillip, starting with The Riddle-Master of Hed
 
  17 votes, 23.0%

Chronicles of the Black Gate series (5 books) by Phil Tucker, starting with The Path of Flames
 
  11 votes, 14.9%

Book of Ash (4 books) by Mary Gentle, starting with A Secret History
 
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Promethean Age series (5 books) by Elizabeth Bear, starting with Blood and Iron
 
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