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.
(2/10/14) Tor.com has published my novelette "Mad Maudlin." You can read it for free online.
(11/11/13) Two of my stories have recently been reprinted: "Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics As Employed Against Lycanthropes" in Mad Science Café, and "Waiting for Beauty" in The Book of Apex: Volume 4.
(9/23/13) Two bits of business, both involving Book View Cafe! First, my blog series on how to write combat is now an ebook, Writing Fight Scenes, available from several fine retailers (including BVC). Second, in celebration of that publication, and also of my birthday this month, Lies and Prophecy is a dollar off at BVC until the end of September.