Mary Robinette Kowal is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. She writes the Glamourist Histories series. Having written in high school and college, Mary earned her degree in Art Education, minoring in theatre, and then going into a career as a professional puppeteer. It wasn’t until she had a niece and nephew that moved to China that she would start writing again. Writing children’s fantasy gave her a way to remain connected with the kids. She then began submitting short stories, looking to get published. Mary also narrates audiobooks for several authors. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Rob.

Mary Robinette Kowal made her debut as a published novelist in 2010 with the novel Shades of Milk and Honey. Below is a list of Mary Robinette Kowal’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Glamourist Histories Books

Shades of Milk and Honey(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glamour in Glass(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without a Summer(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valour and Vanity(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Noble Family(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lady Astronaut Books

The Lady Astronaut of Mars(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Calculating Stars(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fated Sky(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ghost Talkers(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

First Flight(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Want of a Nail(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Escapement of Blackledge(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forest of Memory(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fire in the Heavens(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Scenting the Dark and Other Stories(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows Beneath(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Word Puppets(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Hugo Award Showcase: 2010 Volume(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Mary Robinette Kowal Synopsis: The Lady Astronaut of Mars is a short story by Mary Robinette Kowal. Thirty years ago, Elma York led the expedition that ending up leading to life on Mars. For years she’s been wanting to go back up there, to once more explore the stars. But there are few opportunities for an aging astronaut, even the famous Lady Astronaut of Mars. When her chance finally comes, it may be too late. Elma must decide whether to stay with her sickening husband in what will surely be the twilight years of his life, or to have her final adventure and plunge deeper into the well of space.

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