We are pleased to announce that our Author Guest of Honor for Norwescon 36 will be author, musician, and theoretical physicist Catherine Asaro!

Catherine Asaro is a bestselling novelist of more then twenty-five books, including near future thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy. She is also a dancer, a teacher, and a musician. Her novel The Quantum Rose and her novella “The Spacetime Pool” both won the coveted the Nebula® Award. Among her many other distinctions, she is a multiple winner of the Readers Choice Award from Analog magazine and a three time recipient of the RT BOOKClub Award for “Best Science Fiction Novel.” Her most recent books are the novel Carnelians (Baen/Simon & Schuster) and the anthology of her short fiction titled Aurora in Four Voices, which is available from ISFiC Press in hardcover. All of her titles are available in audio form and her multiple award-winning novellas “The City of Cries” and “The Spacetime Pool” are available as eBooks. Her most recent eBooks are the Lightning Strike duology, based on the novel Catch the Lightning and available on Kindle, Nook, and ePub.

Catherine has two music CDs out and she is currently working on her third. Her first CD, Diamond Star, is the soundtrack for her novel of the same name, performed with the rock band Point Valid. She appears as a vocalist at cons, clubs, and other venues in the US and abroad, including as the Guest of Honor at the Denmark and New Zealand National Science Fiction Conventions. She performs selections from her work in a multimedia project that mixes literature, dance, and music, with Greg Adams as her accompanist. She is also a theoretical physicist with a PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard, and teaches part time in the physics department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit her at www.facebook.com/Catherine.Asaro

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