Welcome to Swan Tower. I'm Marie Brennan, fantasy author and ex-academic. Here you can find not only the usual information on my books and short stories, but also various and sundry essays, musings, rants, screeds, and bits of unsolicited advice. Check out the links to the left, and if you'd like to be notified about updates to this site, sign up for the newsletter.

News and Site Updates

(8/5/14) I've added iTunes purchase links for "Welcome to Welton", Deeds of Men, and Writing Fight Scenes to their respective pages.

(7/13/14) Major news: A Natural History of Dragons is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.

(5/16/14) Two slightly belated announcements: first, "Centuries of Kings" is now available in the anthology Neverland's Library, and second, I've sold audio reprint rights for "Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics As Employed Against Lycanthropes" to Pseudopod.

(3/26/14) My short story "Daughter of Necessity" has been purchased by Tor.com!

(3/19/14) I've updated the Appearances page with the details for my book tour in May with Mary Robinette Kowal.

(3/4/14) The wait is over! The Tropic of Serpents is on sale in the U.S. (The U.K. edition will be out on June 20th.)

(2/10/14) Tor.com has published my novelette "Mad Maudlin." You can read it for free online.