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Recent Updates:

04/19/23 Appearances were updated. The Book of Ile-Rien, the combined author's preferred editions of The Element of Fire (1993) and The Death of the Necromancer (1998), is coming out from Tordotcom in ebook and trade paperback on February 27.

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11/14/23 System Collapse, the next Murderbot novel, is now available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.

09/05/23 The author's preferred edition of City of Bones is available in hardcover and ebook.

06/29/23 Martha has a post on her dreamwidth journal Lots of Travel, Plus Cancer about her cancer diagnosis and how it affected the previous month of convention appearances and book tour events.

05/30/23 Witch King is available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook narrated by Eric Mok.

03/14/22 Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World have been released in audiobook, narrated by Channie Waites.

12/21/21 Network Effect has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and The Murderbot Diaries has won the Hugo Award for Best Series!

07/01/21 Network Effect has won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

04/27/21 Fugitive Telemetry is now available today in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook narrated by Kevin R. Free. The Dr. Mensah short story "home: habitat, range, niche, territory" is free on

03/30/21 Network Effect is available today in trade paperback.

12/1/20 The Salt Witch is now online.

10/23/20 The first four novellas in The Murderbot Diaries are now available in a hardcover box set. For November, Martha will have a short story, "The Salt Witch," in Uncanny Magazine Issue 37, available November 1, and a short story "Bespin Escape" in the anthology The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View available November 10.

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