Ellen Kushner


Ellen Kushner’s paying jobs have included folksinger, book editor, national public radio host (Sound & Spirit/WGBH), writing teacher (Clarion, Odyssey, WRX, Hollins Child.Lit.MFA), audiobook narrator (all three Riverside novels for Neil Gaiman Presents) and pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation. Her Riverside novels begin with Swordspoint, followed by The Privilege of the Sword (Locus Award, Nebula nominee); The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman) and a growing collection of short stories. She lives in New York City with Delia Sherman, no cats, and a whole lot of airplane and theater ticket stubs she just can’t bring herself to throw away. EllenKushner.com. @EllenKushner.

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Serial Box Authors take ReaderCon!

This weekend (July 7-10), Quincy, Massachusetts will be taken over by authors, writers, and creators for ReaderCon, the conference on imaginative literature - and eight Serial Boxers will be there!

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Tremontaine Season One Omnibus!

We are excited to share that all 13 episodes of Season 1 of our delicious fantasy of manners are now available in collected editions from the retailer of your choice.

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Serial Box at WisCon!

Madison, here we come!

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Awards Eligibility

Serial Box is so proud of all of the fantastic fiction we published in our inaugural year! Should anyone be inclined towards award nominations, here is a complete list of our eligible items.

From The Writers' Room

Tremontaine and the Riverside Novels – A Reader’s Guide

You’ve just finished reading all thirteen Season One episodes of Tremontaine. Or you’re contemplating diving in, now that you don’t have to wait a week for each one. But . . . is there homework? Will there be a test?

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Ellen Kushner on writing Tremontaine Ep 13: “Departures”

My first response to the prospect of writing the concluding episode of Tremontaine was: “Oh, good! I can kill everyone off after making them suffer emotionally! What fun!”

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Announcing Tremontaine Season 2!

Readers can expect more sex, scandal, and swordplay this Fall when Tremontaine returns for season 2 in October.

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Season Finale! Tremontaine Episode 13: “Departures”

Kaab and Diane, enemies bound by common interests, forge a new understanding.

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The Wonderful World of Ellen Kushner

Beware the giant vengeful swan pudding!


A Chat Over Chocolate

While our heroes and heroines enjoy their mid-season hiatus, some of the writing team behind Tremontaine got together to discuss the season, the characters, and of course, the chocolate.

A Bowl of Questions

The one and only Ellen Kushner

Sometimes I am a sharp-nosed red fox peeking up over a log, daring you to do something you didn’t know you wanted to do, but I’m going anyway, so you may as well come with me.

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Ellen Kushner on writing Tremontaine Ep 1: “Arrivals”

When I first met the Duchess Tremontaine, she was visiting a friend on the Hill, that elegant and exclusive portion of the city where the nobility lives, with its broad streets and gorgeous town-houses whose back gardens slope down to the river – as far away as possible from the ancient Riverside quarter, though it is not that long a walk if you cut through the Middle City.

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