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 Nebula finalist 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 most recent fantasy novels are The Edge of Worlds in 2016 and The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the end of the Books of the Raksura series. She has a new series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, forthcoming from Tor.com in 2017 and 2018. And she was the lead writer for the story team of Magic: the Gathering's Dominaria expansion in 2018. Her books have been published in nine languages.
Her first novel, The Element of Fire, was published by Tor in hardcover in July 1993 and was a finalist for the 1993 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award and a runner-up for the 1994 Crawford Award. The French edition, Le feu primordial, was a 2003 Imaginales Award nominee.
Her third novel The Death of the Necromancer (Avon Eos) was a 1998 Nebula Award Finalist and the French edition was a 2002 Imaginales Award nominee.
Her novella All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries (Tor.com) was a 2017 Philip K. Dick Award nominee, and a 2017 Nebula Award Finalist, and won an ALA/YALSA Alex Award.
The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, published by HarperCollins Eos -- The Wizard Hunters (May 2003), The Ships of Air (July 2004), and The Gate of Gods, (November 2005) -- is set in the same world as The Element of Fire and The Death of the Necromancer. She has also published three media tie-in novels: Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary, released in March 2006, and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement in March 2007, and a Star Wars: Razor's Edge in September 2013. Her first young adult fantasy, Emilie and the Hollow World, was published in April 2013 by Strange Chemistry Books, and the sequel, Emilie and the Sky World in March 2014.
She has had short stories published in Realms of Fantasy, Black Gate, Lone Star Stories, Stargate Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and in the anthologies Elemental, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, The Other Half of the Sky, Tales of the Emerald Serpent II: A Knight in the Silk Purse, Mech: Age of Steel, and The Gods of Lovecraft. She has essays in the non-fiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, Chicks Unravel Time, and The Kobold Guide to Magic.
November 2-5, 2017.
Martha will be the Toastmaster at the World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
November 11, 2017.
Martha will be an instructor at Writespace Houston's Writers Family Reunion in Houston, Texas.
February 16-18, 2018.
Martha will be a panelist at ConDFW in Fort Worth, Texas.
May 12, 2018.
Martha will be signing Artificial Condition at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas. If you can't be there, you can preorder a signed copy and have the store ship it to you.
September 22-23, 2018.
Martha will be the Special Writers Workshop Guest at FenCon in Irving, Texas.
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