Yoon Ha Lee is a Korean-American fantasy writer best known for her The Machineries of Empire series of books. In addition to writing these books, Yoon is also an in demand short story writer who has earned numerous accolades and been published in many publications.

Yoon graduated with a B.A. in math from Cornell University and later received an M.A. in math education from Stanford University. Yoon draws inspiration from a variety of sources for the material in her books, including ideas from Korean history and mythology, fairy tales, higher mathematics, classic moral dilemmas, and genre fiction. Lee’s accolades include the 2016 Locus Award and nominations for Nebula and Hugo awards.

Publication Order of Machineries Of Empire Trilogy Books

Ninefox Gambit(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raven Strategem(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revenant Gun(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Machineries Of Empire Collections

Hexarchate Stories(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Raven Stratagem(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Pearl(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Combustion Hour(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Variations on an Apple(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Extracurricular Activities(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Ninefox Gambit is the first book in The Machineries of Empire series. This book sees Capt Kel Cheris taking over Kel Command and looking for some redemption. Her unconventional tactics have earned her disgrace in the past and taking back the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics is her shot at redemption. It’s also really important as the fortress may be the last thing keeping the hexarchate from being taken over. Cheris aligns with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao, undefeated in battle, to win this one – a move that may come back to haunt her.

Yoon also wrote Dragon Pearl under the Rick Riordan Presents banner. This book can best defined as a space opera about a 13-year old named Min who comes from a long line of fox spirits. However, her mother insists that she never use her fox-magic and appear human at all times, for the family’s own safety. When word comes down that her brother Jin has left his post in the Space Forces to pursue the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong and that he needs her help.

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