Dec 142018
 

Cover of Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.New York Times: Martha Wells’s EXIT STRATEGY (Tor.com) is the fourth and final part of her brilliant Murderbot Diaries, a series of far-future novellas set in a universe worn out by corporate indifference and bureaucratic inertia. A single grumpy security unit—Murderbot—fights for life, liberty, and the pursuit of hours and hours of soap operas. The first book, “All Systems Red,” won both Nebula and Hugo Awards this year and is definitely the place to start.

I came late to these novellas, and during a difficult month this year I read almost nothing else. Murderbot’s voice, a beautiful blend of exhausted cynicism and deep, helpless love, was the only thing that felt like both a match to my mood and an appropriate response to the events provoking it. Murderbot has no illusions about the way the world works and will say so blisteringly, but remains so passionately committed to the people it loves and doing what’s right that I kept welling up in response. Its angry, poignant point of view, wrapped up in sharp, short bites of space adventure, is utterly addictive, and I’m genuinely delighted—as well as a little relieved—that the series’ success has greenlit a full-length Murderbot novel, so that I don’t yet have to bid it goodbye.

Dec 132018
 

SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy novella BLACK CROW, WHITE SNOW, in which a desperate group of women warriors fights across a frozen wasteland in search of a mythical weapon they hope will repel a hostile invasion, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul E. Stevens.

Dec 122018
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made Library Journal’s Best Books 2018!

  • Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
Dec 112018
 

Debut authors Wendy Trimboli and Alicia Zaloga’s THE RESURRECTIONIST OF CALIGO, in which a down-on-his-luck body snatcher and a rebellious princess are forced together despite their tumultuous history, and must navigate their conflicting views on magic, medicine, and social strata in order to stop a murderer whose experiments could upend their entire country, to Marc Gascoigne at Angry Robot, by Caitlin McDonald.

Dec 072018
 

Cover of Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee.Cover of The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander.Congratulations to the DMLA authors who made the New York Public Library’s 2018 Best Books for Adults!

  • Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
Dec 062018
 

Cover of Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.Booklist: The diverse, multifaceted characters, meticulous world building, and complex interhouse conflicts will draw readers into this new, action-packed fantasy series.

Dec 052018
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made the B&N’s Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2018!

  • The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Temper by Nicky Drayden
  • Witchmark by C.L. Polk
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Dec 042018
 

Cover of The Great Bastards by Jonathan French.Congratulations to Jonathan French on The Grey Bastards making Kirkus’ list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018!

Nov 302018
 

a pair of black ear budsDebut author Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.

Dan Koboldt’s PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION, with foreword by NYT bestselling author Chuck Wendig, a collection of essays from scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help authors get the science right and create more compelling fiction, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens, with Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner representing Wendig.

Nov 302018
 

Russian rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s ALWAYS NEVER YOURS and IF I’M BEING HONEST, to AST, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Latvian rights to Martha Wells’ Nebula and Hugo Award-winning The Murderbot Diaries series (ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY), to Prometejs AB, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Czech rights to debut author Caitlin Starling’s THE LUMINOUS DEAD, to Pavel Dobrovsky , by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.

Thai rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Amarin, by Itzel Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s MISTER SLAUGHTER, Book 3 of the Matthew Corbett series, to Luzifer (Germany), by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency on behalf of with Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Portuguese rights (Portugal only) to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s WILD COUNTRY, a novel of the Others, to Saída de Emergência, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors Co. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Polish rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s THE PILLARS OF THE WORLD, the first book in the Tir Alainn Trilogy, to Initium, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.