Dec 012017
 

Cover of The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer.RT Reviews: If earlier installments of this engrossing, heady political SF epic were thrilling in some small part because it seemed near impossible for Palmer to keep such a volatile mix compelling as she went forward, by the time of this third book of four, it is increasingly clear that we are in the hands of a new master of the genre.

As events bring this future (too flawed to be utopia, too promising to be dystopia) to the brink of possible disaster and ruin, the narrative is just as meaty and satisfying as before, the narrative voices just as cleverly chosen and implemented, the turns just as surprising and logical, the characters just as vivid and complex.

There’s a resonance and richness to the Terra Ignota series that is like almost nothing else being written today, and the finale ought to be a thing of wonder.

Nov 302017
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to professional firefighter Sean Grigsby’s debut SMOKE EATERS to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.

Nov 302017
 

Russian rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT, to Eksmo, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Hungarian rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED and ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, the first two installments in The Murderbot Diaries, to Fumax, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Brazilian rights to the Nebula and Hugo Award winner for Best Novella, Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, to Galera, in a three-book deal,  by Cristina Purchio at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Donald Maass.

Hungarian rights to NYT bestselling author Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Fumax, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Dutch rights to World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Silhuet, by Philip Sane at The Lennart Sane Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Donald Maass.

Simplified Chinese rights to Jo Walton’s AMONG OTHERS, to Winshare, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Nov 272017
 

Cover of The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden.Kirkus: Nicky Drayden’s debut novel The Prey of Gods is a surprising cornucopia of genres and characters taking place in a futurist South Africa and with seemingly disparate, multi-layered storylines that slowly progress toward each other­–just as the characters do. It’s a little bit surreal, a little bit weird, a lot of fun and wholly impressive.

In a world that is constantly bombarding me with evil and awful news, reading something so queer, so beautiful, so hopeful, so cool­–well, do you wonder why I wanted more?

Nov 222017
 

Cover for Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit.B&N SFF Blog: This is one of those books that can’t be adequately described; better to silently hand it to someone and nod sagely, implying with your expression that this is the book that will change everything.

Describing the universe Lee creates here isn’t easy, but here’s a go at it: it’s a consensus reality, shaped by the shared and very rigid belief of the inhabitants, belief is controlled by numbers, equations, and other mathematical processes. Reality itself is therefore governed by an accepted application of formula ­but what happens if there’s a rebellion of thought? In our own world, cutting-edge math and physics are merely disturbing. In Lee’s, they upset the very fabric of reality.

Nov 202017
 

Cover of Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.Booklist: Ireland delivers a necessary, subversive, and explosive novel with her fantasy-laced alternate history. America is changed forever when the dead begin to prowl battlefields during the Civil War.

A smart, poignant, thrilling novel that does the all-important work of exploring topics of oppression, racism, and slavery while simultaneously accomplishing so much more. From page one, Jane is a capable, strong heroine maneuvering through a world that is brilliant and gut-wrenching.

Dread Nation will take readers on a breathless ride from beginning to end.

Nov 162017
 

Congratulations to the DMLA clients who made Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017!

  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
  • City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

 

Nov 152017
 

Cover photo of Look For Her by Emily Winslow.Kirkus: Annalise Williams, 24, is obsessed with an unsolved crime: the disappearance and presumed murder years earlier of a 16-year-old girl with the same first name: Annalise Wood—”the kind of girl you look at and think, of course someone would want to take her.”

An intriguing, suspenseful, and briskly paced story with complex characters, evocative descriptions of England’s Cambridgeshire, plenty of clever misdirection, and a satisfying ending.