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

(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.

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