Mary Robinette Kowal
Chicago, IL
About Me
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and Without a Summer. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s,, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean. Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown, 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 also records fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She served two terms as the Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit
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MaryRobinette MaryRobinette said (6 years ago):
Hey. I have a new story up at Apex Online. SF Horror about a blind parfumier and his dog.
MaryRobinette MaryRobinette said (6 years ago):
Oh look. Skwid shouted to me a week ago and I didn't notice. Is there a way to turn notifications on? Otherwise, it's a shout in an empty room. Hi!
Skwid Skwid said (6 years ago):
Presumably, one shouts from one's box, in some sort of a SETI analog, in the hopes that someday a signal might be returned. The temptation to ROT-13 this reply is nigh-overwhelming...
MaryRobinette MaryRobinette said (6 years ago):
What does my shoutbox do?