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.

Feb 202018

Cover of All Systems Red by Martha Wells.All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, by Martha Wells was awarded an Alex Award for being one of the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences!

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

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 072018

DMLA congratulates Lucy Taylor! Taylor’s Sweetlings is a finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award!

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction:
Lucy Taylor – Sweetlings (Tor.com)

Jan 192018

Congratulations to the DMLA authors nominated for a 2017 RT Award!

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding:
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

SF Novel:
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer

Fantasy Novel:
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Young Adult Fantasy:
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Book of the Year:
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

Oct 132017

Cover for Jim Butcher's Wild Card, a Dresden Files graphic novel.DLMA congratulates Jim Butcher on winning two 2017 Dragon Awards!

Best Comic Book:
The Dresden Files: Dog Men, by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo

Best Graphic Novel:
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card, by Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez

Aug 182017

Cover for Jim Butcher's Wild Card, a Dresden Files graphic novel.Congratulations to Jim Butcher, a double-nominee for the Dragon Award!

Best Comic Book:
The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo

Best Graphic Novel:
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez

Jun 292017

Cover for Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit.Congratulations to Yoon Ha Lee on winning the 2017 Locus Award for First Novel with Ninefox Gambit

To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.