Apr 072017
 

Congratulations to the DMLA clients nominated for the 2017 Hugo Awards!

Best Novel:
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris Books)
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)

Best Short Story:
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine,
November 2016)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer:
Ada Palmer

Apr 062017
 

Locus: A remarkable transformation of horror into something like fantasy with close links to nature, set in a universe as wonderful as it is strange.

Winter Tide is part mystery and party story about the importance of kindness and love and human-scale morality in the face of the vast sweep of an uncaring universe…. It is a generous novel, a kind one, and an exceptionally accomplished debut.

Apr 052017
 

Barnes and Noble: In BRIMSTONE, award-winning author Cherie Priest, a mistress of many genres­horror, southern gothic, science fiction, and steampunk ­melds historical fiction with the fantastical, and makes magic.

Cherie Priest is a deft storyteller in any genre, and history really does come alive when she puts pen to paper. BRIMSTONE, in particular, will appeal to those who enjoy a bit of strange history to go along with their magic.

Read the full feature here!

Apr 032017
 

Cover for Kate Brandes' The Promise of Pierson Orchard.Kirkus: Brandes checks off all the boxes for quality fiction: the characters are well-rounded, the settings, such as the apple orchards, the crisp Silver Creek, and the rocky outcrops, are vividly described,and the plot is well-organized and crisply paced. … An expertly paced, moving exploration of grief and responsibility and an eloquent portrait of a small town struggling with compromise.

Read Kirkus’ full review of The Promise of Pierson Orchard here.

Mar 312017
 

Spanish rights to Ada Palmer’s TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING and SEVEN SURRENDERS, Books 1 and 2 of the Terra Ignota series, to Insolita, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

French renewal rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s FURIES OF CALDERON and ACADEM’S FURY, the 1st and 2nd books in the Codex Alera series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at the Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s THE BORDER, to Luzifer, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency, on behalf of Cameron McClure.

German rights to NYT bestselling author, Skye Warren’s Endgame series, as well as stand-alone WANDERLUST, to Festa, in a four-book deal, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Turkish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Sis Yayincilik, by Nazli Cokdu at ONK Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

German rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s forthcoming BEST DAY EVER, to Lubbe, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Georgian rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLACK PRISM, Book 1 in the Lightbrigher series, to Palitra, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Mar 292017
 

Cover for Brent Weeks' The Blood Mirror, book 4 in the Lightbringer series.The German edition of THE BLOOD MIRROR is on the KulturSpiegel Trade Paperback Bestseller list on #11!

The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks.

When does an empire fall?

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King’s armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.

Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King’s growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.

Meanwhile, Teia’s new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.

Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.

Mar 282017
 

Publishers Weekly: Bennett concludes his Divine Cities trilogy (City of StairsCity of Blades) with a stunning and heartbreaking tale of sacrifice amid magic and spycraft. . . . The bittersweet ending, which elegantly and definitively caps off the novel and the trilogy, will have readers reaching for the tissues.

 

Mar 232017
 

Cover for Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, a book in the Others seriesEtched in Bone, book 5 of the Others series by Anne Bishop, debuted at #18 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list!

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave…

Mar 222017
 

Publisher’s Weekly: SecUnit, aka Murderbot, is a semiorganic corporate profit center, genderless and constructed of cheap parts to perform contract bodyguard services for clients who mostly don’t want them. SecUnit can choose its attitude because it has hacked its governor (a hat-tip to Susan R. Matthews), blocking the functions that would punish it for anything but robotic obedience. Disgusted by humans and secretly addicted to a video serial called Sanctuary Moon, SecUnit is simply enduring another assignment until something completely outside of its data parameters tries to kill its humans.

Nebula finalist Wells (Edge of Worlds) gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity. The creepy panopticon of SecUnit’s multiple interfaces allows a hybrid first-person/omniscient perspective that contextualizes its experience without ever giving center stage to the humans.

Mar 172017
 

Cover for Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, a book in the Others seriesAnne Bishop’s Etched in Bone, the final book in the Others series, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at #15 print and #13 print/ebook combined list!

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave…