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Martha Wells

Biography

Martha Wells

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nebula-nominated THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in seven languages. 
 
Her first novel, THE ELEMENT OF FIRE, was published by Tor in hardcover in July 1993 and was a finalist for the 1993 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award and a runner-up for the 1994 Crawford Award. The French edition, Le feu primordial, was a 2003 Imaginales Award nominee. 
 
Her third novel THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER (Avon Eos) was a 1998 Nebula Award Nominee and the French edition was a 2002 Imaginales Award nominee. 
 
The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, published by HarperCollins Eos -- THE WIZARD HUNTERS (May 2003), THE SHIPS OF AIR (July 2004), and THE GATE OF GODS, (November 2005) -- is set in the same world as THE ELEMENT OF FIRE and THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER. She has also published three media tie-in novels: STARGATE ATLANTIS: Reliquary, released in March 2006, and STARGATE ATLANTIS: Entanglement in March 2007, and a Star Wars novel, EMPIRE AND REBELLION: Razor's Edge in September 2013. 
 
She has had short stories published in Realms of Fantasy, Black Gate, Lone Star Stories, Lightspeed Magazine, and in the anthologies Elemental, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, and The Other Half of the Sky, and has essays in the non-fiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, and Chicks Unravel Time.
 
Her latest fantasy novels were published by Night Shade Books: THE CLOUD ROADS in March 2011, and the sequels, THE SERPENT SEA in January 2012, and THE SIREN DEPTHS, in December 2012. Her first young adult fantasy, EMILIE AND THE HOLLOW WORLD, was published in April 2013 by Strange Chemistry Books, and the sequel, EMILIE AND THE SKY WORLD in March 2014. 

Martha Wells

Books by Martha Wells

by Martha Wells - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she's observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it's a ship from another aetheric plane. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out. Emilie joins the expedition and finds herself deep in personal entanglements, with an angry uncle, an interfering brother, and an estranged mother to worry about - not to mention a lost family of explorers, the strange landscapes of the upper air, and the deadly menace that inhabits the sky world.