Catherine Asaro

Award Winning Science Fiction & Fantasy Author

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News & Updates

Tropical Storm Isais Defeated!

August 18, 2020

I’ve posted pictures of the downed trees and giant branches around our house from Isais. More details and a “travelogue” around the fall out are on my patreon page.

Also, here is the link to a virtual sf panel I did recently for TAG Con 2020 Virtual Intergalactic.

It’s the “Astra Daimon Round Table: Conversation with Other Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers” panel,
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 10:00 pm EDT

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Isais Paid a Visit …

August 5, 2020

We’re recovering here from the blast of tropical storm Isais. It didn’t dump all that much rain on Long island, but wow, the winds. Although they weren’t hurricane speed, apparently they came fairly close. Trees and power lines are down everywhere.

I won’t be able to participate in the Con-tinual programming panel “SciFi Doesn’t Have to be Hard” because they recorded it yesterday during the storm when my power was out. So I had no access to Zoom. We’re looking into alternate ways for me to take part in the virtual con. Stay tuned here for updates!

Photo credit: Grant Parpan, Riverhead News-Review

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More Events on Virtual Book Tour

July 11, 2020

Here are links to the next two events of my virtual book tour for The Vanished Seas.

1) Paul Semel did a wonderful interview about the book that is up at his site. 

2) Tony Daniel did a podcast interview with me on the Baen Free Radio Hour where he asked me all sorts of questions about the book and the background of my universe. I’m lucky he is such a good interviewer, because he almost makes me sound intelligent. The interview is at the Baen Free Radio Hour.

The Vanished Seas is Released!

July 8, 2020

It’s official: The Vanished Seas is released!

This evening I’ll be doing a reading from the book. All are welcome and invited to come by. Hope to see you there!

For more information about the book, click on through to the Baen site. They have a menu with all of the places where the paperback book and the digital book are available.

To read an excerpt, you can either find it at the Baen site or here on my site.

For the Audiobook, go to this link at Recorded Books.


Lightning Strike Book II available

July 3, 2020

I’m pleased to announce that Lightning Strike Book II is available now in digital form. You can get it at Kindle, Nook, and Apple.

It is also available in full, as chapters, on my Patreon site for subscribers. I invite you to come over and browse the site. If you subscribe, you get everything, including chapters from books, short stories, never before published works, comments from myself and my answers to fans, questions from me to fans, announcements, images for the stories, and more. Some of the content is open to anyone, including non-subscribers, including my Christmas story, “Dance in Blue.” Come join me on Patreon!

More news on The Vanished Seas release

June 26, 2020

The official release day for The Vanished Seas is coming! July 7, 2020. It’s only a couple of weeks now. You can get more information at The Vanished Seas page at Baen Books. They also have the first three chapters up as a sample.

I currently have Chapter 1–Chapter 4 of The Vanished Seas on my Patreon page. Members of my Patreon site get many extras, including chapters of many books, artwork to illustrate the books, pictures, new short stories, chats about my books or whatever else folks would like to talk about, and much more. The full text of Lightning Strike, Book II is also up for my patrons.

Hope you can come by!

The Last Hawk available as an eBook

May 20, 2020

Good news! The Last Hawk, a stand alone book in the Saga of the Skolia Empire,is now available in ebook! Get started with an excerpt and check out all the ways you can read it.

The eBook of The Last Hawk is up at Kindle, Nook and Apple


The picture at the left shows the cover of the book. The second picture gives the closest image I could find to how I imagined the city of Dahl, the first setting in the book.


Cover credit, hawk/crashed ship; shutterstock
Art credit, city; Zashiki.