Above the Clouds

Marjory Kaptanoglu

Award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author

"A fresh, believable voice"

Announcing: Due to recent life events, I am transitioning from author name Marjory Kaptanoglu to author name Margie Benedict. This requires me to unpublish and republish my books under the new name. Please bear with me as I make this change. If you can't find the book you're looking for here, most likely you will find it at www.margiebenedict.com, where all my books will eventually find their home. Thank you for reading my novels and supporting me during this difficult time. ❤️


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Marjory Kaptanoglu’s “prose is crisp and purposeful, charged with feeling, and always attuned to what will engage readers in each moment.” (The BookLife Prize) Her YA fantasy DREADMARROW THIEF “celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can" (Kirkus) and kicks off THE CONJURER FELLSTONE TRILOGY (now complete). “Why not get all 3 at once?”

Marjory also writes adult sci-fi/fantasy. INVADER is a “rousing sci-fi thriller." (Publishers Weekly) The BEFORE series debuts on 1/10/21 with BEFORE THE KILLING, a time-travel tale of love and murder.


Fun fact #1: She was named the 2019 Literary Exhibitor of the Year by the California Writer’s Club / San Mateo County Fair. Fun fact #2: Marjory designed the text-editing software for early Macs at Apple Computer.




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"Fans of sci-fi mysteries and strong female characters should snap up this psychological page-turner." -Publishers Weekly

Two women thousands of miles apart. One a scientist stranded on an island with an untrustworthy male colleague and a hostile alien stalking them. The other—a thief wrongfully imprisoned for murder—lives in fear of assault by a corrupt prison guard. Neither can overcome the invaders that threaten their survival without solving the mystery of the link that binds them

For questions and comments, please email info@margiebenedict.com