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Martha Wells

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I was supposed to have jury duty today, and it was cancelled! Yay! I'm still working on the last Raksura novella today, which still doesn't have a title, and I need to do things like house cleaning and continuing to dig up the back yard.

I talked about this last weekend, but keep forgetting to link it: I have a section for Links to Information Sites for Beginning Writers on my web site.

Some Book recs:

* The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher.
I got to read this as an ARC and really liked it. It's a dark SF novel, with the characters trapped on a creepy space station that is being slowly decommissioned and dismantled, while increasingly strange things happen. It's not horror, but if you like SF mysteries and you like haunted house novels, this is for you.

* Delightfully Twisted Tales:The Worst of Both Worlds (Volume Eight) by Nicky Draden.
Maintenance workers tend to a living ship with mental issues, a tentacled alien competes in her first triathlon on Earth, a man goes to the ends of the Earth and beyond for the perfect anniversary present, and a horny translator hopes to put the "contact" in an impending first contact. This delightfully twisted collection of four short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.

* Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky
Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has to do is follow the pageant's rules—no smoking, drinking, or "cavorting" in public.

* The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette)
The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.

Some Links:

* Teaching Tolerance publishes guide for teaching the civil rights movement This is designed for teachers and is free to download as a PDF.

* Recommend SF/F Books by Women
We’ve built a list containing a multitude of women’s voices and we hope everyone enjoys it. But we’re not done yet. Again this year, we want you to come share ten science fiction and fantasy books by women writers that you love with us until the end of April. They can be all new books, released since we did this last. They can be older titles. They can be a mixture of old and new. They can be books already on the list, or books not yet represented, as long as you love them. Visit the Recommend Books page to search for up to ten science fiction and fantasy books by women and submit them.

Books by me:

I also have some new books out/coming out, including Emilie and the Sky World (which if you've read it already, putting reviews on Amazons or B&N or GoodReads would be really great, but only if you want to, no pressure), Stories of the Raksura: Volume I which includes the first two novellas, one short and one long, and will be out in September, and the paperback version of Star Wars: Razor's Edge, which will be out in October. You can see buy links here on my web site, or I have a separate list of DRM-free ebooks here, some of which are pretty cheap.

I can't remember if you have answered this before, but do you know if Stories of the Raksura will receive an audiobook release?

I have read a few good reviews of The Goblin Emperor, so thanks for the additional confirmation.

I'm not sure at this point. After the first two novellas get edited and in their final version, I'm hoping we can find out if an audiobook publishers is interested in them. But they might want to wait and do all four at once.

Oh, you lucky, lucky person. Not only did I have jury duty this week, but I got picked, and it went for 2 days.

Yeah, if I have to do it, I really prefer traffic court. It's so much less stressful. I had to do an assault with a deadly weapons case once, and I really don't want to do another one.