Jun 292018
 

Cover of Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor.Cover of All Systems Red by Martha Wells.Congratulations to the DMLA authors who won a 2018 Locus Award!

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

NOVELLA
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, (Tor.com Publishing)

May 222018
 

Cover of All Systems Red by Martha Wells.DMLA congratulates Martha Wells! All Systems Red, Book 1 of the Murderbot Diaries, won a Nebula Award for the Novella category!

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid ― a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

May 072018
 

Congratulations to Anne Bishop and Nicky Drayden for winning these 2017 RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards!

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT, Urban Fantasy – Anne Bishop

RT Award Winners

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding
– Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

SF Novel
– The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

May 022018
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who are finalists in the 2018 Locus Awards!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Seven Surrenders, Ada Palmer (Tor; Head of Zeus)

FANTASY NOVEL
The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
City of Miracles, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway; Jo Fletcher)

HORROR NOVEL
Food of the Gods, Cassandra Khaw (Abaddon US; Abaddon UK)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

FIRST NOVEL
Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLA
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE
“The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
“Extracurricular Activities,” Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com 2/15/17)

Apr 272018
 

Cover of The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden.Congratulations to Nicky Drayden for The Prey of Gods winning the 2018 Compton Crook Award!

From a new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes The Prey of Gods, a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor.

In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .

An emerging AI uprising . . .

And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.

Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart . . . even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.

Apr 032018
 

Congratulations to the DMLA authors nominated for the 2018 Hugo Awards!

Best Novel
Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Best Novella
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Novelette
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com, February 15, 2017)

Best Graphic Story
Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed (Marvel)

Best Semiprozine
Escape Pod, editors include S.B. Divya
Fireside Magazine, editors include Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Best Series
The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells (Night Shade)
The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)

2018 Associated Awards (Not a Hugo Award):

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Jeannette Ng

The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for Best Young Adult Book
Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

Feb 232018
 

Cover of All Systems Red by Martha Wells.Congratulations to Martha Wells for All Systems Red being named a finalist in the novella category for the 2017 Nebula Awards!

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid ― a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Feb 222018
 

Ruthanna Emrys’ WINTER TIDE was shortlisted for the 2018 Crawford Award, presented by the IAFA, (which stands for International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts), for a debut fantasy novel!

After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future.

The government that stole Aphra’s life now needs her help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.

Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.

Winter Tide is the debut novel from Ruthanna Emrys, author of the Aphra Marsh story, “The Litany of Earth”–included here as a bonus.