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Martha Wells

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Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including 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 novel is 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, published by 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, two Hugo Awards, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a Locus Award, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dic ...more

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I'm the guest of honor at C'monfluence, the online version of the annual SF/F convention Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA, coming up on October 2,3, and 4.

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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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“Yes, talk to Murderbot about its feelings. The idea was so painful I dropped to 97 percent efficiency. I’d rather climb back into Hostile One’s mouth.”
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“I liked the imaginary people on the entertainment feed way more than I liked real ones, but you can’t have one without the other.”
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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!


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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! :)


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


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