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Martha Wells

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Monday and Books

* We got through the hurricane rain and flash flooding okay, though our roof leak is back. We didn't get any water in the house, though I had to go out in the rain at one point to dig a channel in a flower bed to help drain the water. I'm really hoping it doesn't rain during Halloween now.

* I hurt the crap out of my knee last week, and was worried I'd have to go to the doctor, but it seems to be getting better. :knock on wood:

* I'm thinking about starting a Patreon. It would basically be for posts about Raksura, 200-500 word snippets about life in Indigo Cloud. (Someone said like if Indigo Cloud had a blog.) I would probably set the goal high, like if it reaches $100.00 per month, I'll do a post, if it reaches $200, I'll do two, etc because I'll be working on the sequel to The Edge of Worlds so I won't have a ton of time. And people could suggest subjects to post about, like "teaching the Sky Copper clutch to hunt" or questions to answer like "do Raksura have holidays?" and things like that, and I'd answer them with a little snippet.

* The Edge of Worlds is on this "can't wait SF/F of 2016" GoodReads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/89486.Can_t_Wait_Sci_Fi_Fantasy_of_2016#25155958

* And Star Wars: Razor's Edge was on this list of best Star Wars books: http://www.blastr.com/2015-10-2/thrawn-new-dawn-we-count-down-31-best-star-wars-books


* Fundraiser for writer Rochita Loenen-Ruiz: https://www.gofundme.com/fundsforrochita
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipina writer of fantasy and science fiction who lives in the Netherlands. Her stories have been published in Interzone, Clarkesworld, the Philippine Speculative Fiction series and other venues, and she write a non-fiction column for Strange Horizons, among many, many other activities. Her life is currently going through some upheavals, and she and her family could really use some help with their finances. Rochita has always been very generous with her time and always seeking to help and support the community in whatever way she could, and we would love for the community to help her now--in whatever way you can afford, we know it's not always easy! As a thank-you for your help, we've put together some rewards for donors:


New Books

* The Uncanny Collection: Tales of Mayhem and Magic Kindle Edition
by Jaye Wells
Here, every day is Halloween, and the tricks and treats are endless. This collection of three supernatural tales is sure to give you lots of chills and thrills.

* Southern Fire by Juliet E. McKenna
Set in the Archipelago, the first book in The Aldabreshin Compass tells the story of Daish Kheda, ruler of a peaceful southern domain. From the outer islands comes the news that a powerful sorcerer is wreaking chaos and destruction. But the locals are wary of magic and refuse to fight fire with fire. His own family and domain threatened, Kheda resolves to defeat the unknown power of the south – a decision that will lead to battles of sword and wizardry, and the discovery of a magical force the like of which has never been imagined.

* Barbara Hambly has new novellas available for the Windrose Chronicles and the Winterlands series.

* A giveaway of Howard Andrew Jones new Pathfinder novel.

* A post on Kate Elliott's upcoming Black Wolves

* Preorder The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer
Dev's never been a man afraid of a challenge. Not only has he kept his vow to his dead mentor, rescuing a child in the face of impossible odds, but he's freed his mage friend Kiran from both the sadistic master who seeks to enslave him and the foreign Council that wants to kill him.

* The Ghost Dragon's Daughter by Beth Bernobich
Mei, Lili, and Jun have just three weeks to complete their senior year project, a portable translation device they call the monstrosity machine, which runs on magic and mathematics.

Signing

Saturday, November 7 at 5:00: Join fantasy authors Martha Wells, Stina Leicht, Amanda Downum, Patrice Sarath, and J. M. McDermott at the Twig Book Shop (306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 - San Antonio, TX 78215). There should be copies of all the Raksura books, plus the two Emilie books, plus Star Wars: Razor's Edge paperbacks. You can call the store and order signed books, for yourself or as holiday presents.

ETA: Raksura Patreon

I had to schedule the repair to the chimney flashing to fix the roof leak, so I went ahead and started a Raksura Patreon. I am under "Martha Wells" on the Patreon site. So we'll try this and see how it goes. I'm kind of excited about it because this way I'll be able to maybe do some AUs and alternate bits that aren’t canon but are fun to write.

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2458567&u=2458567&ty=h

It's for 200-500 word fiction snippets about life in the Indigo Cloud Court.
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I don't really understand how Patreon works, so I'd have to read up on it before saying I'd contribute. But I like the idea of the snippets! They'd be something I'd want to read :)

I would support that patreon


I'd contribute to a Patreon for this. I'm happy to support things that help you keep writing the things I like to read.

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