Dec 162016

Cover for Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer. A flying car in the foreground heads towards a glittering city on a massive cliffside, the orange and pink sunset glowing in the background.Kirkus Reviews: The first of a two-book series concerning a future Earth society patterned after the principles of the Enlightenment.

In 2454, nations are no longer tied to geography; instead, people ally themselves to Hives, according to their philosophical and intellectual inclinations. Discussion of gender and gender roles is essentially taboo, and organized religion is extinct. Instead, everyone is allotted a sensayer to discuss all of one’s spiritual concerns. In a world where there is no collective belief in God, what does it mean when a child appears who can do miracles? This is only one strand of the complexly webbed plot of this debut novel, written by a historian who has clearly brought all her knowledge and research to bear upon her fiction. […] Alas, the reader will apparently have to wait until Volume 2 to receive most of these answers, but the questions raised are at once thought-provoking, disturbing, occasionally perverted, and always entertaining.

Worldbuilding at its richest.

Dec 012016

Congratulations to the DMLA authors with work named in The Guardian‘s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2016!

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Nov 302016

photo of the worldFrench rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH, Book 4 of the Others series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Jim Butcher’s ACADEM’S FURY, Book 2 of the Codex Alera series, renewed by Blanvalet, via Bastian Schlueck at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Japanese rights to NYT bestselling author Emily Brightwell’s MRS. JEFFRIES TAKES STOCK, to Tokyo Sogensha, by Kohei Hattori at The English Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Thai rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s WE ARE THE ANTS, to The Reading Room,  by Itzel Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Amy Boggs.

Czech rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLOOD MIRROR, Book 4 in the Lightbrigher series, to Fantom Print, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Russian rights to Jo Walton’s AMONG OTHERS, to AST, by Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

German rights to the Nebula and Hugo Award winner for Best Novella, Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI novella series, to Michael Schuster at Cross Cult, in a three-book deal, for ebook and omnibus publication, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Nov 152016

Cover for At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson.Booklist: The universe isn’t expanding anymore—it’s actually shrinking, and Florida high-school senior Ozzie is the only one who remembers it differently. He’s also the only one who remembers Tommy, his best friend since childhood and boyfriend since the eighth grade. Tommy has vanished, both from Ozzie’s life and from the memories of everyone around him. As graduation approaches and Ozzie’s world becomes literally smaller, he struggles to find Tommy with increasing desperation, even as he grows closer to Calvin, the quiet, elusive boy in his physics class. Occasionally nihilistic but never completely hopeless, the narrative supports multiple topics with grace: gender and sexual identities, mental illness, and the inevitable grief that comes with learning to move from one phase of life to another. A few familiar faces from Hutchinson’s We Are the Ants (2016) make cameo appearances, and fans will recognize similar motifs—Hutchinson writes variations on a theme, to be sure, but it’s a rich theme. Wrenching and thought-provoking, Hutchinson has penned another winner.