Cassandra Rose Clarke


Cassandra Rose Clarke grew up in south Texas and currently lives in a suburb of Houston, where she writes and teaches composition at a pair of local colleges. She holds an M.A. in creative writing from The University of Texas at Austin, and in 2010 she attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in Seattle. Her work has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her latest novel is Our Lady of the Ice, out now from Saga Press. @mitochondrial.

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Assassination Umbrellas, Exploding Paint Sets…and Dead Drop Rats? More Strange Declassified Spy Gear from the Cold War

Of the many devices these spies used, some are certainly more *creative* than others. Take a look at some of the stranger spy gear we've come across in our #ColdWitch research journey

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Czechoslovakian espionage in Cold War Australia

Who was Horace Pile? For a humble Australian electronics components salesman, he made a surprising number of visits to the Weapons Research Establishment (WRE) at Salisbury. Could he have been one of the leading Soviet intelligence operatives in Australia?

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Soviet Broadcast Jamming and Radio Design

Soviet radio jamming couldn't keep Soviets from jamming to western broadcasts.

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Josef Koudelka: The Man Who Risked His Life to Photograph the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

After years of taking striking photos of Rromani people, Josef Koudelka stood before the tanks during the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague. He smuggled out his images, which circulated the globe while he fled to Britain. Here's a look at his most poignant and powerful shots.

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Insecotocoptors, Robofish, and Microdots: CIA Spy Gadgets of the Cold War

If you thought James Bond had cool tech toys, get a load of some of this stuff.

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The Sky Is No Limit: Communist Life in Space

The Soviet Union didn’t just imagine a worker’s utopia on Earth—they also hoped the great communist experiment would eventually reach other worlds as well.

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Vladimir Remek, first Czech Cosmonaut

Most of the visitors to Salyut 6, the Soviet Union's International Space Station, came from smaller Communist nations sympathetic to the Soviet ideal. Yet to much surprise, the first of these visitors, Vladimir Remek, launched in March 1978, was from the most unlikely country: Czechoslovakia.

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Correspondence Chess, Code-Breaking, and Espionage

If we've learned anything from The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, it's the importance of guarding secrets.

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The Witch Who Came In From The Cold Season One Omnibus!

We're happy to say that now all the spies, spells, and secrets of The Witch Who Came In From The Cold season 1 have been gathered together and are not available as collected editions from the retailer of your choice!

From The Writers' Room

Cassandra Rose Clarke on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 12: “She’ll Lie Down In The Snow”

One of the biggest challenges about writing for Cold Witch is also one of its biggest joys, and that’s the collaborative nature of the project.

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New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 12: “She’ll Lie Down In The Snow”

Double- and triple-crosses are the order of the day as the shockwaves of Operation ANCHISES spread in unexpected directions.

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Calling all Codebreakers: Operation Forte is a go

Every spy knows the importance of a solid code. And every counterintelligence officer knows the importance of cracking a rival’s code. Now, readers of The Witch Who Came In From the Cold are invited to join in a thrilling adventure of real-time codebreaking.

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