University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents
Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
eNEWSLETTER SIGN-UP
Email:
First:
Last:
Security:

Mary Robinette Kowal


Courtesy of Tor Books

Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel “Shades of Milk and Honey” was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year. Her 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.” Her latest book is "The Fated Sky," book two in the Lady Astronaut series.

When she isn’t writing or puppeteering, Kowal brings her speech and theater background to her work as a voice actor. As the voice behind several audio books and short stories, she has recorded fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She likes to describe voice acting as “puppetry, without the pain.”

Mary Robinette lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.

Visit website | Facebook Twitter


Scheduled events:
Putting the Science in Science Fiction
Alien planets, distant galaxies, space travel ... For sci fi stories to feel real, authors need to know their science. Our distinguished panel of science fiction and non-fiction writers discuss research, fun facts, the interplay between science and science fiction, and when stuff gets weird.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rod Pyle
Moderator: J.L. Doty
Spaaaaaace!
Astronaut explorer, secret agent, fugitive royalty and bionically modified revolutionary. What do these characters have in common? They are all intrepid women in adventure-packed tales — in space.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Emily Devenport, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jessie Mihalik, Drew Williams
Moderator: John Muñoz
The Writing Mountain: Personal Trials
What's the hardest part of being a writer? What personal obstacles have these writers overcome?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Jacqueline Carey, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brian McClellan
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel 2
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
August 2018
ISBN 9780765398949
$15.99, INSTORE
Buy now

The Calculating Stars: Lady Astronaut, 1
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
July 2018
ISBN 9780765378385
432 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
Buy now

"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

Show sponsors