Seanan McGuire

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Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire in 2007
Born (1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 40)
Martinez, California
Pen name Mira Grant
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Urban fantasy, horror, apocalyptic
Notable works Rosemary and Rue, Discount Armageddon, Feed (as Mira Grant), the "Wayward Children" series
Website
www.seananmcguire.com

Seanan McGuire (pronounced SHAWN-in)[1] (born January 5, 1978, in Martinez, California) is an American author and filker. In 2010, she was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer by the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention. Her novella "Every Heart A Doorway" received the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[2] the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella,[3] and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Novella.[4]

Writing under the pseudonym Mira Grant, she published the political thriller/zombie series Newsflesh, comprising the books Feed (2010), Deadline (2011), Blackout (2012, nominated for a 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and Feedback (2016). Additionally, in 2017, The Wine in Dreams was published as part of the novella collection Star Wars: Canto Bight, a tie-in to the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In 2013, McGuire received a record five Hugo nominations in total, two for works as Grant and the other three under her own name.[5]

Biography[edit]

McGuire was born in California, and grew up loving the rebellious side of life. She has an affinity for poisonous reptiles and adventure. Her interests include "swamps, long walks, long walks in swamps, things that live in swamps, horror movies, strange noises, musical theater, reality TV, comic books, finding pennies on the street, and venomous reptiles." McGuire is a Filk artist and writer with a blog and two cats.[6]

Novels[edit]

October Daye[edit]

  1. Rosemary and Rue (September 1, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7564-0571-7)
  2. A Local Habitation (March 2, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7564-0596-0)
  3. An Artificial Night (September 7, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7564-0626-4)
  4. Late Eclipses (March 1, 2011, ISBN 978-0-7564-0666-0)
  5. One Salt Sea (September 6, 2011, ISBN 978-0-7564-0683-7)
  6. Ashes of Honor (September 4, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7564-0749-0)
  7. Chimes at Midnight (September 3, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7564-0814-5)
  8. The Winter Long (September 2, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7564-0808-4)
  9. A Red Rose Chain (September 1, 2015, ISBN 978-0756408091)[7]
  10. Once Broken Faith (September 6, 2016, ISBN 978-1472151056)
  11. The Brightest Fell (September 5, 2017, ISBN 978-0756413316)[7]
  12. Night and Silence (September 4, 2018, ISBN 9780756414764)[7]
  13. The Unkindest Tide (expected September 2019, DAW)[7]

InCryptid[edit]

  1. Discount Armageddon (March 6, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7564-0713-1)
  2. Midnight Blue-Light Special (March 5, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7564-0792-6)
  3. Half-Off Ragnarok (March 4, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7564-0811-4)
  4. Pocket Apocalypse (March 3, 2015, ISBN 978-0-7564-0812-1)
  5. Chaos Choreography (March 1, 2016, ISBN 978-0-7564-0813-8)
  6. Magic for Nothing (March 7, 2017, ISBN 978-0-7564-1039-1)
  7. Tricks for Free (March 6, 2018, ISBN 978-0-7564-1040-7)[8]

Newsflesh (as Mira Grant)[edit]

(Also see the standalone novellas in the Newsflesh series.)

Parasitology (as Mira Grant)[edit]

  1. Parasite (October 29, 2013, ISBN 978-0-356-50192-5)[9]
  2. Symbiont (November 25, 2014, ISBN 978-0-316-21899-3)
  3. Chimera (November 24, 2015, ISBN 978-0-316-38103-1) [10]

Velveteen[edit]

  1. Velveteen vs. the Junior Super Patriots (November 9, 2012, ISBN 978-0-98579-891-8, ISFiC Press)
  2. Velveteen vs. the Multiverse (August 23, 2013, ISBN 978-0-98579-896-3, ISFiC Press)
  3. Velveteen vs. the Seasons (May 6, 2016, ISBN 978-0-99100-267-2, ISFiC Press)

Indexing[edit]

  1. Indexing (January 24, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4778-0960-0)
  2. Indexing: Reflections (2015, ISBN 978-1-5039-4774-0)[11]

Wayward Children[edit]

  1. Every Heart a Doorway (April 5, 2016, ISBN 978-0-76538-5-505)
  2. Down Among the Sticks and Bones (June 13, 2017, ISBN 978-0-76539-2-039)
  3. Beneath the Sugar Sky (January 9, 2018, ISBN 978-0-765393-586)

Ghost Stories[edit]

  1. Sparrow Hill Road (May 6, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7564-0961-6)
  2. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (July 17, 2018, ISBN 978-0-7564-1380-4)

Drowning Deep (as Mira Grant)[edit]

  1. Rolling in the Deep. Subterranean Press. April 6, 2015. ASIN B00VR2L60S.
  2. Into the Drowning Deep. Orbit. November 14, 2017. ASIN B06Y5L7H71.

Non-fiction[edit]

  • "Mathematical Excellence" in Chicks Dig Time Lords (March 2010)
  • "Introduction" in In A Gilded Light (Jennifer Brozek, September 2010)
  • "The Girls Next Door: Learning to Live With the Living Dead and Never Even Break a Nail" in Whedonistas (March 2011)
  • "Summers and Winters, Frost and Flame" in Chicks Dig Comics (April 2012)
  • Letters to the Pumpkin King (February 2014, ISBN 978-1-61037-304-3)

Albums[edit]

Seanan McGuire
Born (1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 40)
Origin California
Genres Filk
Associated acts Lady Mondegreen
Website http://www.seananmcguire.com/
  • Pretty Little Dead Girl: Seanan McGuire and Friends Live at OVFF 2005 (2006)
  • Stars Fall Home (2007)
  • Red Roses and Dead Things (2009)
  • Wicked Girls (2011)[12]

Awards[edit]

McGuire was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer by the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention. This award was announced at Aussiecon 4 on September 5, 2010.[13] As this award is in the form of a tiara and was presented in Australia, McGuire has blogged that this makes her "Officially the Princess of the Kingdom of Poison and Flame".[14]

In 2010, McGuire's novel Feed (written under the pseudonym Mira Grant) ranked #74 in a National Public Radio listener poll of the top 100 thriller novels of all time.[15] Feed was also selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010.[16] It was nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award, as well as the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel.[17] Its sequel, Deadline, was also nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The stand-alone Newsflesh story Countdown was nominated for the 2012 Best Novella Hugo. Her filk album Wicked Girls was nominated for the 2012 Best Related Work Hugo. The SF Squeecast, a podcast to which she contributes, won the 2012 Hugo Award for best fancast.[18]

McGuire was the inductee into the 2012 Darrell Awards Hall of Fame for her contributions to mid-south science fiction.[19]

SF Squeecast won its second Hugo in 2013. Blackout received a 2013 Hugo nomination for Best Novel. In addition, McGuire received three other nominations (a record five nominations in a single year): best novella (as Grant) and twice for best novelette (both as McGuire).[5]

McGuire won the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella for Every Heart a Doorway.[2] McGuire has won six Pegasus Awards:[20]

Every Heart a Doorway was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silly Survey Bio". SeananMcGuire.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Nebula Award Recipients Announced". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  3. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  4. ^ "2017 Locus Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Locus Online News. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  5. ^ a b Flood, Alison (31 March 2013). "Seanan McGuire gets record five nominations for Hugo awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Seanan McGuire: Biography". seananmcguire.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  7. ^ a b c d McGuire, Seanan. "The October Daye Books". www.seananmcguire.com. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  8. ^ McGuire, Seanan. "Guess Who's Coming to the Family Reunion?". Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Mira Grant - Parasite announced! Release date and synopsis inside". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.; Will Hinton. "An apple a day won't keep PARASITE away!". Orbit Books. Retrieved Nov 3, 2013.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ McGuire, Seanan. "Everyone knew how the story would go: crows on the battlements, blood on the snow". Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Seanan McGuire: Music and Filk FAQ". seananmcguire.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  13. ^ "John W. Campbell Award / Hugo Awards". TheHugoAwards.com.
  14. ^ http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/268884.html
  15. ^ "Audience Picks: Top 100 'Killer Thrillers'". NPR. 2010.
  16. ^ Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2010
  17. ^ Renovation Hugo nominee announcement Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ "2012 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  19. ^ The Darrell Awards
  20. ^ Pegasus Awards - Seanan McGuire

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