Mary Robinette Kowal - The Spare Man with Ann Leckie

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
Monday, October 17, 7pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Left Bank Books presents Hugo, Locus, and Nebula-Award winner
Mary Robinette Kowal,
who will discuss her no-nonsense approach to life in space with her talent for creating glittering high-society in this stylish SF mystery, 
The Spare Man,
in our store on October 17th at 7pm!
Mary Robinette Kowal will be in conversation with St. Louis's award winning author
Ann Leckie
Join us in the store or on YouTube & Facebook Live Page.
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from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Kowal will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
 
 
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Spare Man, The Glamourist Histories series, Ghost Talkers, and the Lady Astronaut Universe. She is part of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Uncanny, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit maryrobinettekowal.com
 
Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 

Hugo, Locus, and Nebula-Award winner Mary Robinette Kowal blends her no-nonsense approach to life in space with her talent for creating glittering high-society in this stylish SF mystery, The Spare Man.

Tesla Crane, a brilliant inventor and an heiress, is on her honeymoon on an interplanetary space liner, cruising between the Moon and Mars. She's traveling incognito and is reveling in her anonymity. Then someone is murdered and the festering chowderheads who run security have the audacity to arrest her spouse. Armed with banter, martinis and her small service dog, Tesla is determined to solve the crime so that the newlyweds can get back to canoodling--and keep the real killer from striking again.

 

Praise for The Spare Man:

"Kowal's comedy-of-manners SF mystery is a rollicking case of knowing when to throw decorum out the window in order to get results. Highly recommended for... anyone who loves a good mystery in an out-of-this-world setting."-- Library Journalstarred review

"A perfect latter-stages-of-a-pandemic read, The Spare Man is a balm for those who are re-learning how to be in a changed (real) world."-- Locus

"Kowal expertly weaves in red herrings and twists right up to the unmasking of the killer, and punctuates the suspense with moments of sparkling wit... this is a page-turner."-- Publishers Weekly

"Kowal delivers a fast-paced thrill ride that places a traditional hard-boiled detective story in space... readers of traditional detective stories and science fiction alike will not be disappointed."-- Booklist

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
The Spare Man By Mary Robinette Kowal Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250829177
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Published: Tor Books - October 11th, 2022

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Published: Tor Books - October 11th, 2022

Molly on the Moon By Mary Robinette Kowal, Diana Mayo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Robinette Kowal, Diana Mayo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250259615
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 12th, 2022

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The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel By Mary Robinette Kowal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765378385
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Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel By Mary Robinette Kowal Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - August 21st, 2018

The Relentless Moon: A Lady Astronaut Novel By Mary Robinette Kowal Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - July 14th, 2020

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The Raven Tower By Ann Leckie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388702
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Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2019

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Provenance By Ann Leckie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388658
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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316246620
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Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2013

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316246651
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Published: Orbit - October 7th, 2014

Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
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Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2015