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Martha Wells

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Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-ins for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering, as well as short fiction, YA novels, and non-fiction. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, two Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in eighteen languages.

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“I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don't know, a little under 35,000 hours of movies, serials, books, plays, and music consumed. As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure.”
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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.


message 5: by Mindy

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!


message 3: by Clare

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! :)


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


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