Mar 112019

Cover of Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.Congratulations to our DMLA authors who are 2018 Bram Stoker Awards Finalists!

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Abbot by Saladin Ahmed (BOOM! Studios)

Mar 012019

Cover of Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee.Cover of Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.Congratulations to the DMLA authors who made the British Science Fiction Association Shortlist for 2018:


Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee


Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Feb 252019

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made the 2018 Nebula Awards Finalist list!

Witchmark by C.L. Polk ( Publishing)

Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield ( Publishing)
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells ( Publishing)

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander ( Publishing)
“The Substance of My Lives, The Accidents of Our Births” by Jose Pablo Iriarte (Lightspeed 1/18)

The Road to Canterbury by Kate Heartfield (Choice of Games)

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

Sep 042018

Cover of All Systems Red by Martha Wells.Cover of Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor.Congratulations to Martha Wells and Nnedi Okorafor for winning these 2018 Hugo Awards!

Best Novella:
All Systems Red, Martha Wells ( Publishing)

WSFS Award for Best Young Adult:
Book: Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

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!

Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

All Systems Red, Martha Wells, ( 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!

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

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

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

Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys ( Publishing)

Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, ( Publishing)

“The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
“Extracurricular Activities,” Yoon Ha Lee ( 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 ( Publishing)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing)

Best Novelette
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (, 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)