Mary Robinette Kowal

SF author & professional puppeteer
It turns out, soaking one’s feet under palm trees is seriously refreshing after a long walk.

It turns out, soaking one’s feet under palm trees is seriously refreshing after a long walk.

When fashion and conservation and history collide

omgthatdress:

Since it’s Earth Day, here’s some fun earth facts for ya:

The Conservation Movement that brought things like national parks, environmental protections, Earth Day, etc. was in part because the immense popularity of feathered hats at the turn of the 20th century drove bird species to near extinction.  

Thoughts on Hugos and voting for the love

Thoughts on Hugos and voting for the love

I had this moment when I realized that the Kvothe erotica fanfiction that I wrote for the WorldBuilders fundraiser was totally eligible for the Hugos. Totally.

Further, I realized that if I pointed that out to Patrick Rothfuss’s fans, there was actually a darn good chance it could make the ballot just because of the way the rules are structured. I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Then I told Pat…

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The Japanese cover for Shades of Milk and Honey

The Japanese cover for Shades of Milk and Honey, aka ????????????????

I had a wonderful series of emails with my Japanese translator, Fumiyo Harashima, who wanted to make certain that she got all the period details right in the text. I love this sort of thing. We actually wound up doing a small alteration in the text to make it play better for a Japanese audience. Seriously, only one line, because we couldn’t rely on an understanding of all things British.

We…

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Good morning. Have a sunrise.

Good morning. Have a sunrise.

Up at dawn on a beautiful, foggy Hawaiian morning.

Up at dawn on a beautiful, foggy Hawaiian morning.

At the Hassler’s Easter egg hunt.

At the Hassler’s Easter egg hunt.

The view from Easter Brunch. (at Pearl Country Club)

The view from Easter Brunch. (at Pearl Country Club)

Good morning,  Hawaii.

Good morning, Hawaii.