Suzanne Palmer

Suzanne has a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Even during college years, her artwork had a strong narrative component, and her thesis exhibition consisted of an entire museum exhibit of artifacts from a fictional world. This included clothing, coins, furniture, manuscripts in an entire created language, and an 8′ tall two-legged creature complete with horns, fur, and teeth.

In 2005 she attended the Viable Paradise Writers Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, and came away from it both unreasonably encouraged and with the rather surprising realization that writing had become an indelible part of her life, even more so than art. She’s been writing ever since, still does art when she can, and otherwise is just plain having fun with it all.

In 2018, she won the Hugo Award for her novelette “The Secret Lives of Bots.” She has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and the Eugie M. Foster Award. She has won reader’s polls for best stories from Asimov’s, Analog, and Interzone. Her first novel was published by DAW Books in 2019.

Suzanne lives in western Massachusetts with a number of two- and four-legged critters, including one Very Large Fluffy Dog, and is a Linux and Database System Administrator for the Sciences at Smith College.

Find Suzanne on her website, or follow her on Twitter @zanzjan.

Bibliography

  • The Finder Chronicles
    Finder (#1)
    Suzanne Palmer
  • The Finder Chronicles
    Driving the Deep (#2)
    Suzanne Palmer
     

Reviews

The Finder Chronicles

Finder (#1)
“A nonstop SF thrill ride until the very last page.”

Kirkus

“Palmer makes short-distance space travel feel as comfortable as riding a bicycle, and concludes this entertaining caper with a clever resolution and a hint of intrigue. Fans of space adventure will find this a fine example of the form.”

Publishers Weekly

“Salted with a bit of humor here and there, a clear cadence, and conventional ending, this will please anyone who embraces outer-space yarns.”

Library Journal

“Mysterious aliens, interesting and very sticky characters, strong worldbuilding of a complex solar system, and very strong writing mark FINDER as an excellent jump for Palmer from her award winning short fiction into the world of novels.”

Tor.com

“FINDER is the kind of science fiction you’d get if “Firefly” and Pierce Brown’s Red Rising had a baby—an adrenaline-packed, heist-filled ride with a heavy side of political intrigue.”

BookPage

“FINDER is a snappy, smart space adventure from Suzanne Palmer. It’s a lot of fun, and has some clever big ideas lurking beneath some tremendously human characters and a breakneck plot.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

“A bit of a romp, with a shady protagonist who has considerably more of a conscience than he's willing to admit, and a plentiful supply of crazy ideas that just might work.”

Asimov's Science Fiction

Driving the Deep (#2)
“Humor and action abound.”

Publishers Weekly

“…a series worth keeping an eye on.”

SFReview