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Martha Wells

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Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including the Hugo-nominated The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis), and non-fiction. Her most recent fantasy novels are The Edge of Worlds in 2016 and The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the final novel in The Books of the Raksura series. She has a new series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, forthcoming from Tor.com in 2017 and 2018. She was also the lead writer for the story team of Magic: the Gathering's Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, and her work has appea ...more

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Martha Wells Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! There are going to be three more novellas. Two are coming out next year, "Artificial Condition" in May 2018, and…moreThank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! There are going to be three more novellas. Two are coming out next year, "Artificial Condition" in May 2018, and "Rogue Protocol" in August 2018. The fourth story has a tentative title of "Exit Strategy" but I'm not sure yet what it's release date is. All four novellas will also have audiobooks.(less)
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)
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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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