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

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

(11/4/15) Three announcements piled up at once! I have sold "The Mirror-City" to Tor.com and "From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review" to Clockwork Phoenix 5, plus the audiobooks of Warrior and Witch are now live on Audible.com!

(10/15/15) I've added a number of new essays on characterization, worldbuilding, and language to the Craft section of the site.

(10/1/15) All four books of the Onyx Court series will be published in the UK by Titan in 2016 and 2017! I have enormous cover images for Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie already, with the other two on their way.

(3/29/15) I've finally put together a page for Voyage of the Basilisk -- just in time for its publication!

(1/9/15) My various ebooks are now live on Google Play!

(10/28/14) My short story collection Monstrous Beauty is now on sale at a variety of ebook retailers.