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

(4/5/16) Apparently April 5th is Everything Day! Not only is In the Labyrinth of Drakes on sale now, but so is Clockwork Phoenix 5 (containing my short story "The Mirror-City"), AND Tor.com has just published "From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review"!


(3/10/16) The first translated edition of A Natural History of Dragons has made it out into the world: Une histoire naturelle des dragons!


(2/1/16) For those of you who haven't been able to make it to any of my bookstore events during the previous tours, I've posted photos of the fossils that I pass around during the show-and-tell portion of the performance.


(1/25/16) You can now preorder Clockwork Phoenix 5, containing my story "The Mirror-City"!


(1/5/16) To kick off the New Year, Chains and Memory is on sale now!


(12/17/15) Fans of the Onyx Court will be pleased to know that I have sold "To Rise No More", aka the Ada Lovelace story, to Beneath Ceaseless Skies!


(11/18/15) I've added two new notes to the FAQ, one on getting signed books, the other on travel.