Friday, August 17, 2018

Martha Wells

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 more recent fantasy novels include The Edge of Worlds in 2016 and The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the final novel in The Books of the Raksura series. Her series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, from, includes Artificial Condition and Rogue Protocol.

Recently I asked Wells about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently finished Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse, which I really enjoyed. It's a post-apocalyptic fantasy about a monster-hunter in a reborn Navajo nation with supernatural monsters, heroes, and mythic figures. It's an intense, gripping story in a very original and exciting world.

Next up I want to start A Study in Honor by Claire O'Dell, which is a near-future thriller/mystery Sherlock Holmes story, where Holmes and Watson are both African-American women. I also want to read Witchmark, by C.L. Polk, which is a secondary world fantasy loosely based on Edwardian England.
Visit Martha Wells's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Harbors of the Sun.

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