Tomcat and his friends have a paddlewheel steamboat and travel up and down the Mississippi River carrying mail and performing impromptu shows at the river towns on their route. (Of course, I had to destroy civilization to arrange it for them.) They have a strict rule against carrying passengers, which is broken a chapter and a half into the book. The rest of their adventures illustrate why that was a good rule.
Published as a YA novel (Harcourt, 1992), these days it might even be considered a middle-grade book. I grew up near Winona, Minnesota, on the upper Mississippi River. Back then, there was a decommissioned steamboat, the Julius C. Wilkie, turned museum there...Read More
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New York 1905—The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society—and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century.
Thalia Cutler doesn’t have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away.
That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful.
But first, she’ll have to learn to control that power… before the real monsters descend to feast.
The Glass Magician is available April 7th, 2020 from Tor Books.
Magic Below Stairs, e-book edition is now available. ASIN: B004RL0ALC.
Firebird paperback ISBN: 978-0-14-241871-0
Hardcover Dial Books, Summer 2010. ISBN 978-0-8037-3467-8
“Uncle Bob Visits,” in The Coyote Road, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Viking Books, hardcover, 2007. ISBN 978-0-670-06194-5. Trade paperback, Spring 2009. ISBN 978-0-14-241300-5
The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm (The Cecelia and Kate Novels Book 3), (Collaboration with Patricia C. Wrede) Harcourt books, Autumn, 2006. Hardcover ISBN 0-15-205548-7. Paperback, Graphia Books, April 2009. Paperback ISBN-13:978-0-15-206209-5Read More
The Grand Tour: or The Purloined Coronation Regalia (The Cecelia and Kate Novels Book 2), (Collaboration with Patricia C. Wrede) Harcourt Books, September, 2004. ISBN 0-15-204616-X. Paperback, Magic Carpet Books, April 2006. ISBN 0-15-205556-8
A Scholar of Magics, Tor Books, hardcover, 2004. ISBN 0-765-30308-6.
Starscape Books, 2006, trade paperback. ISBN 0-765-35346-6
French mass market paperback edition from Le Livre de Poche. ISBN 978-2-253-02337-1
Russian edition, from Eksmo Publishers, hardcover, 2007, Moscow. ISBN 9 785699 199587
Scholarly Magics (an omnibus edition of A College of Magics and A Scholar of Magics) was the Science Fiction Book Club’s featured alternate selection for Spring 2004. Hardcover. ISBN 0-7394-4317-8
Deux colleges de magie (omnibus edition of A College of Magics and A Scholar of Magics) from La Biblioteque Voltaique. Trade paperback. ISBN 2-978-915793-49-9
Sorcery and Cecelia: Or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot (The Cecelia and Kate Novels Book 1), (Collaboration with Patricia C. Wrede) Harcourt Books, 2003. ISBN 0-15-204615-1. (This hardcover edition has only slight revisions to the text of the novel originally published in paperback, 1988).
Magic Carpet Books, 2004, mass-market paperback. ISBN 0-15-205300-X
Latvian edition, Apburta Sokolades Kruze, from Zvaigzne ABC Publishers Ltd, Riga, 2010. Trade paperback. ISBN 978-9934-0-0900-6
Chinese edition from Muses Publishing House, Sindian City, Taiwan.
First Publication: Sorcery and Cecelia, (Collaboration with Patricia C. Wrede) Ace books, 1988, mass-market paperback. ISBN 0-441-77559-4Read More
When the King Comes Home, Tor Books, hardcover, November, 2000. ISBN 0-312-87214-3. Mass-market paperback, 2000. ISBN 0-812-58981-5