Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She is currently misapplying her professors’ hard work to the Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent; the first book of that series, A Natural History of Dragons, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Cold-Forged Flame, the first novella in the Varekai series, will be out in September 2016. She is also the author of the Doppelanger duology of Warrior and Witch, the urban fantasies Lies and Prophecy and Chains and Memory, the Onyx Court historical fantasy series, and more than forty short stories, eight in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, including two set in the world of the Onyx Court series and three set in her Driftwood world (“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and the anthology The Best of BCS, Year One and “Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and The Best of BCS, Year Two). For more information, visit

Stories by Marie Brennan:
“To Rise No More”Issue #207, September 1, 2016
“The Ascent of Unreason”Issue #104, September 20, 2012

"pure adventure, celebrating the wonder that is Driftwood" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“Dancing the Warrior, Pt. II”Issue #67, April 21, 2011

Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 29 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

“Dancing the Warrior, Pt. I”Issue #66, April 7, 2011

Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 29 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

“Two Pretenders”Issue #60, January 13, 2011
“And Blow Them at the Moon”Issue #50, August 26, 2010

"Brennan does an excellent job weaving fantasy and history into a seamless plot." —Tangent Online

“Remembering Light”Issue #44, June 3, 2010
“Driftwood”Issue #14, April 9, 2009
“Kingspeaker”Issue #3, November 6, 2008

Podcasts by Marie Brennan:
BCS 181: To Rise No MoreIssue #207, September 1, 2016
BCS 089: The Ascent of UnreasonIssue #104, September 20, 2012
BCS 052: Two PretendersIssue #61, January 27, 2011
BCS 044: And Blow Them at the MoonIssue #51, September 9, 2010
BCS 040: Remembering LightIssue #45, June 17, 2010
BCS 013: DriftwoodIssue #16, May 7, 2009
BCS 003: KingspeakerIssue #5, December 4, 2008

Audio Vault Podcasts by Marie Brennan:
BCS Audio Vault 025: And Blow Them at the MoonIssue #207, August 25, 2016
BCS Audio Vault 015: The Ascent of UnreasonIssue #166, January 29, 2015

Articles by Marie Brennan:
Marie Brennan on Writing "Dancing the Warrior"Issue #66, May 12, 2012