Mary Robinette Kowal
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) which is a current finalist for Nebula Awards. In 2008 she received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She was a 2009 Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey” and a 2011 Hugo nominee for her short story “For Want of a Nail.” Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as her short story collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press.
Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.
She is the Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary lives in Portland, OR with her husband Rob and a dozen manual typewriters.
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For Want of a Nail
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
By Mary Robinette Kowal
Published: April 28, 2011.
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
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