IceCon 2021 proudly presents!

Mary Robinette Kowal


Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Lady Astronaut series and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers. She’s a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. In 2019, the first book in The Lady Astronaut series, The Calculating Stars (Tor 2018), was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, several Year’s Best anthologies and her collections Word Puppets and Scenting the Dark and Other Stories.

As a professional puppeteer and voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), Mary Robinette has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures, and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She records fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. Mary Robinette lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.

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