Mary Robinette Kowal
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut duology and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers. She's a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, several Year's Best anthologies and her collections Word Puppets and Scenting the Dark and Other Stories.

As a professional puppeteer and voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), Mary has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures, and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit maryrobinettekowal.com.

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    • The Calculating Stars

    • A Lady Astronaut Novel
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
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    On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super impressed

    • By Mean Jane on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Fated Sky

    • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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    Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

    • By shane on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shades of Milk and Honey

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Light Read

    • By Doug on 09-19-11

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    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
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    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This provocative sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Metatropolis Series

    • By Issy on 11-24-11

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    • Glamour in Glass

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
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    Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No longer regency romance, but great nonetheless

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Ghost Talkers

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very atmospheric, fast read!

    • By kara-karina on 09-04-16

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    • Whitehall: The Complete Season 1

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    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Whitehall is a royal tale full of true history and intrigue. Set in the 17th century court of King Charles II and his queen, Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza. Her journey to find her place as the foreign wife in a court riddled with political and religious intrigue....

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    • Valour and Vanity

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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    Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author narrates a great tale

    • By Hope Johnston on 05-22-14

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    • Of Noble Family

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Robin Miles, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy - then Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece!

    • By Benjamin on 05-20-15

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    • Without a Summer

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good addition to the series

    • By John on 04-08-13

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