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Martha Wells
Martha Wells is the author of over a dozen fantasy novels, including Wheel of the Infinite, City of Bones, The Element of Fire, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her most recent fantasy novels are The Cloud Roads (Night Shade Books, March 2011), The Serpent Sea (Night Shade... show more



Martha Wells is the author of over a dozen fantasy novels, including Wheel of the Infinite, City of Bones, The Element of Fire, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her most recent fantasy novels are The Cloud Roads (Night Shade Books, March 2011), The Serpent Sea (Night Shade Books, January 2012), and The Siren Depths, (Night Shade Books, December 2012) and the novella collections Stories of the Raksura I: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud and Stories of the Raksura II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below. Her YA fantasies, Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World, were published by Strange Chemistry Books in April 2013 and April 2014. She has also written media-tie-in novels: Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary, Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement, and Star Wars: Razor's Edge.She has also written the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy: The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, and The Gate of Gods, all currently out in paperback and ebook from HarperCollins Eos. She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Lone Star Stories, Lightspeed Magazine, and Stargate Magazine, and in the anthologies Elemental, The Other Side of the Sky, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, The Gods of Lovecraft, and Mech: Age of Steel. She has essays in the nonfiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, and Chicks Unravel Time. Her books have been published in eight languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch, and her web site is www.marthawells.com

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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 month ago
“But you may have noticed that for a terrifying murderbot I fuck up a lot.”In “Artificial Condition - The MurderBot Diaries 2” by Martha WellsThe very unfamiliarity of SF is one of its attractions for me. It slows down the reading and speeds up the need to think, both within and across books (intert...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 1 month ago
Is anti-social sole passenger partners with ship AI to solve a mystery a new genre? Because the two best novellas I've read this year are both in it. A follow-up to the Nebula Award winning All Systems Red, this novella is a fun ride. This time, the murderbot wants to just watch some shows and fi...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 months ago
ARTIFICIAL CONDITION is the second novella length installment of THE MURDERBOT DIARIES. This one worked better for me than the first. I'm not going to go into the plot as the synopsis and many other reviews already do that. I just wanted to say that the humor seemed more innate this time around, w...
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it 2 months ago
This continues straight on from Murderbot's decision about his future at the end of "All Systems Red"and carries with it all the strength of Murderbot's not-smart-enough-to-be-AI and not-socially-and-emotionally-mature-enough-to-be-human personality. Martha Wells' writing remains tight and finely ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
“I remember every word ever said to me." That was a lie. Who would want that? Most of it I delete from permanent memory.”In "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells The question is always the same: How is it possible to have an absolutely distinctive voice from the first page onwards? How can I build a ...
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