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 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 novel is The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the final novel in The Books of the Raksura series. She has a new series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, published by Tor.com in 2017 and 2018. She was also the lead writer for the story team of Magic: the Gathering's Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a Locus Award, and her work has appeared on the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award ballots, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in eleven 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 Hugo Award Finalist, and won an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a 2017 Nebula Award, and a Locus Award. The Books of the Raksura was a Hugo Finalist for Best Series.
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.
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.
May 18-20, 2018.
Martha will be a panelist at Nebula Awards Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
May 25-27, 2018.
Martha will be a panelist at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas.
June 21-26, 2018.
Martha will be at ALA Conference in New Orleans, LA.
August 3-5, 2018.
Martha will be a panelist ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas.
August 16-20, 2018.
Martha will be a panelist (and Hugo nominee) at WorldCon 76 in San Jose, California.
September 22-23, 2018.
Martha will be the Special Writers Workshop Guest at FenCon in Irving, Texas.
| Buy Books Online
Links to online retail outlets for books, ebooks, and audiobooks.
| Complete Bibliography
Complete list of original publications and reprints by date and category, and a list of foreign editions.
| Links to Information Sites for Beginning Authors
Basic Information, Craft of Writing/the Writing Life, Business of Writing, Submitting Stories to Magazines, Finding an Agent, Writing Queries, Writing Proposals
| Interviews and Questions
Links to interviews, podcasts, and some frequently asked questions.