- Machine by Elizabeth Bear
- The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
- Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
- Network Effect by Martha Wells
NPR: An absolutely stunning thriller, queer and fierce and smart: think Fury Road meets Orphan Black.
Author of ELATSOE Darcie Little Badger’s A SNAKE FALLS TO EARTH, a tale influenced by traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure about a girl from Earth and a Cottonmouth kid from the land of spirits and monsters who agree to help each other save their families, to Nick Thomas at Levine Querido, for publication in fall 2021, by Michael Curry.
Publishers Weekly: This stunning near-future thriller from Divya (Runtime) tackles issues of economic inequality, workers’ rights, privacy, and the nature of intelligence…. Divya keeps the pace rapid, and her crack worldbuilding and vivid characters make for a memorable, page-turning adventure, while the thematic inquiries into human and AI labor rights offer plenty to chew on for fans of big idea sci-fi. Readers will be blown away.
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2020
- HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
- NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells
- BATTLE GROUND by Jim Butcher
Best Children’s books of 2020: ages 9 to 12
- IKENGA by Nnedi Okorafor
A second volume, following Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923,of eerie and supernatural stories by women precursors of today’s horror writers, including George Elliot and Edith Wharton, edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton, acquired by Claiborne Hancock, Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.
Publishers Weekly: With characteristic verve, Koboldt contrasts the playful adventure plot with the eerily dystopian setting and a searing examination of corporate greed and ambition. Fans of inventive speculative fiction are sure to be pleased.
Catalan rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI TRILOGY, to Raig Verd, in a three-book deal, by Amaiur Fernandez at International Editors’, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.
Czech rights to Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS, to Albatros Media , by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
French renewal rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, FOOL MOON, GRAVE PERIL, SUMMER KNIGHT, and DEATH MASKS, books 1-5 in the Dresden Files series, to Bragelonne, by Robin Batet at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Italian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, FULL MOON, and GRAVE PERIL, the first three books in the Dresden Files series, to Mondadori, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Italian rights to Annika Martin’s THE BILLIONAIRE’S FAKE FIANCE and RETURN BILLIONAIRE TO SENDER, to Triskell, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Polish rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s SHADOWS AND LIGHT, the second book in the Tir Alainn trilogy, to Initium, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Polish rights to Ada Palmer’s THE WILL TO BATTLE, to Mag Jacek Rodek, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Russian rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLACK PRISM, to Eksmo, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.
Turkish rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s VIGILANCE, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.
Turkish rights to Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.