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

(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.


(2/8/14) The audiobook for Deeds of Men is available now from Audible.


(1/02/14) I almost missed this! My short story "The Deaths of Christopher Marlowe" is finally available again, this time in the BVC anniversary anthology Across the Spectrum.


(11/21/13) Okay, it's just raining audiobooks around here: I just found out that the Audible version of Lies and Prophecy is also now available.