Catherine Asaro

Award Winning Science Fiction & Fantasy Author

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My Leprecon Schedule, Sunday March 21, 2021

March 21, 2021

I have two events today at Leprecon.

Reading: Sunday, March 21, 11-11:30 EDT (8-8:30 Arizona time)

Panel, The Future of Space: Sunday, March 21, 1:00-2:00 pm (10:00-11:00 am Arizona). Gregory Benford, David Brin & Catherine Asaro discuss the future of the space program.

Free registration

Sorry for the late notice: this was somewhat last minute! I hope folks get this in time to come. I don’t know if I’ll have anyone at my reading this morning. Although it’s 11 am for me, which isn’t bad, it’s 8am for people in Arizona, which is where the con is located. Who at a convention gets up that early on a Sunday morning! ?

Chemists writing science fiction

March 2, 2021

Jon Evans, an author and essayist, did an article on chemists writing science fiction for Chemistry World, one of the premier science magazines in the UK, published and owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He included me as one of the chemists! To read the article, click here.

It looks like it’s paywalled, but it’s not. At the bottom, it has an option for a free subscription if you register with them.


Chapters 8 and 9 of the revised The Quantum Rose

February 28, 2021

Hello, everyone! I’ve posted chapters 8 and 9 of the revised The Quantum Rose on my Patreon page.

Also, here are links to the previous chapters.

Chapter One:
Chapter Two:
Chapter Three:
Chapter Four:
Chapter Five:
Chapter Six and Seven:
Chapters Eight and Nine:
Chapters Ten, Eleven, and Twelve:

Congratulations to CMP Winners

February 17, 2021

I’m pleased to announce the results of the February 2021 Online Math Contest for the Chesapeake Math Program.

First place: Daniel He, Montgomery Blair High School, grade 9
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Wu, Atholton High School, grade 10

Daniel receives a $25 gift certificate as the first place prize
Rebecca receives an Honors Certificate.

My congratulations to our mathletes!

Click here to visit the main Chesapeake Math Program page.

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day, whether you treat yourself, spend it with someone else, or just have a good, relaxing day.

Best always — Catherine

My Boskone 58 Schedule

February 12, 2021

I’m excited! I will be appearing at Boskone this weekend. To see my schedule with details and links to the Zoom panel, click here.

Friday night (tonight) 9:30 pm EST, Feb 12, 2021 (1 hour):

Saturday night, 7:00 pm EST, Feb 13, 2021 (1 hour)

I’m really looking forward to the con. I was their Hal Clement Science Speaker at Boskone 55, and I’d gone to various Boskone as a panelist in previous years. The nice part about doing cons on virtual platforms instead of in person is that folks like myself can participate from almost anywhere. Yay! I get to see many old friends, and I hope news ones as well.

For more details, click through here. →

The (new) Quantum Rose, Chapters 1-5

January 30, 2021

I’ve posted Chapters 1-5 of The (new) Quantum Rose on my patreon page. I’m revising the whole book in preparation for the eBook re-release. The chapters are here:

Chapter One:
Chapter Two:
Chapter Three:
Chapter Four:
Chapter Five:

Art Credit: Julie Bell

This is the original cover for the hardcover from Tor.







more Click through For more pictures click through here. →

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2020

May you have a merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday for however you celebrate this season. Wishing you the best of New Years as well. The two cats here are myself and my daughter. 🙂

New Cover for The City of Cries?

December 13, 2020

My eBook publisher likes some of the covers I designed, so they asked if I might do the cover for The City of Cries. I’ve put up all six covers from books that illustrate “The City of Cries” on my Patreon page, and we’re discussing what people like, don’t like, what works, what doesn’t work, and so on. If you are on Patreon, or feel inclined to become one of my patrons, I’d really appreciate your input! Here is the link.

The picture here shows the cover my publisher designed (which I think looks fine). That’s the one they asked if I could consider doing something new.

My Philcon Schedule

November 20, 2020

The 2020 Philcon is this weekend! Here is my schedule. Hope you can come!

Saturday, Nov 21, 4pm EST, Plaza 1: Drift Compatible: The Science of Neural Interface Technology

Saturday, Nov 21, 7pm EST: Reading, Catherine Asaro

Sunday, Nov 22, 4pm EST, Plaza 1: Rule of Cool vs Actual Science