Dec 192018

Publisher’s Weekly: [A] riveting near-future debut… This claustrophobic, horror-leaning tour de force is highly recommended for fans of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and Andy Weir’s The Martian.

Dec 182018

Debut author Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS, a science-fiction novel where inter-dimensional travel is possible but only for the marginalized, about Cara, a multiverse traveler who discovers the parallel worlds of the privileged hold a deadly secret, sold to Julian Pavia at Crown with Angeline Rodriguez editing, by Cameron McClure. UK rights sold in a pre-empt to Sam Bradbury at Hodder via Harry Illingworth at DHH Literary.

Dec 142018

Cover of Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.New York Times: Martha Wells’s EXIT STRATEGY ( 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!