Aug 082019
 

Publishers Weekly: [An] excellent debut… Hackwith builds her world and characters with loving detail, creating a delightful addition to the corpus of library-based and heaven vs. hell fantasies.

Aug 022019
 

Congratulations to our DMLA authors who made the 2019 World Fantasy Award Finalists list!

NOVEL

Witchmark by C. L. Polk (Tor.com)

NOVELLA

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com)

COLLECTION

Still So Strange, by Amanda Downum (ChiZine Publications)

Aug 012019
 

Library Journal: The Unwritten Wing in Hell is home to all stories unfinished by their authors. Claire is the head librarian. Sometimes she must chase down and return characters who have escaped from their pages. When one such hero heads to Earth to find his author, Claire, her current assistant and former muse Brevity, and the demon Leto try to capture him. The trio are attacked by the angel ­Ramiel, who thinks they are looking for the same tome he is: the Devil’s Bible. Deliberately lost on Earth for centuries, the Devil’s Bible could put the power of either heaven or hell in control. Claire and her companions must find it before the two realms decide to declare war over the missing book, which could destroy Earth in the process. The group journeys through realms of the dead and discovers the secrets and truths of all involved as they work to save everyone’s stories. ­

VERDICT Elaborate worldbuilding, poignant and smart characters, and a layered plot make this first in a fantasy series from Hackwith (also writing as sf romance author Ada Harper) is an ode to books, writing, and found families.

May 142019
 

Congratulation to our DMLA authors who made the 2019 Locus Awards Finalist list!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

HORROR NOVEL
The Listener, Robert McCammon (Cemetery Dance)

FANTASY NOVEL
Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown; Jo Fletcher)
The Monster Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson (Tor)
Deep Roots, Ruthanna Emrys (Tor.com Publishing)
Creatures of Want and Ruin, Molly Tanzer (John Joseph Adams)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Dread Nation, Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)
The Agony House, Cherie Priest & Tara O’Connor (Levine)

FIRST NOVEL
Semiosis, Sue Burke (Tor)
Armed in Her Fashion, Kate Heartfield (ChiZine)
Witchmark, C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLA
Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE
“Okay, Glory”, Elizabeth Bear (Twelve Tomorrows)
“No Flight Without the Shatter”, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com 8/15/18)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)

SHORT STORY
“The Starship and the Temple Cat”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/1/18)
“Mother of Invention”, Nnedi Okorafor (Future Tense)

COLLECTION
Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace; Orbit UK)

Apr 102019
 

Congratulations to the DMLA authors nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards!

Best Novel
Revenant Gun, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Best Novella
Artificial Condition, by Martha Wells (Tor.com publishing)
Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com publishing)

Best Novelette
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com publishing)

Best Short Story
“The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat,” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine 23, July-August 2018)

Best Series
Machineries of Empire, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Best Graphic Story
Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)

Best Semiprozine
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry as managing editor for Fireside Magazine
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry as special issue editor for Uncanny MagazineDisabled People Destroy Science Fiction

Best Fan Writer
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

2019 Associated Awards (Not a Hugo Award):

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book
Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Jeannette Ng (2nd year of eligibility)

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)

Feb 282019
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to debut authors Wendy Trimboli and Alicia Zaloga’s THE RESURRECTIONIST OF CALIGO, to Joe McNeely at Brilliance Audio, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier, for Caitlin McDonald.

Audio renewal rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s GRAVE PERIL, book 3 in the Dresden Files, to Buzzy Multimedia by Jennifer Jackson.

Feb 282019
 

Czech rights to Hugo-winning Elizabeth Bear’s THE RED-STAINED WINGS, the second book in The Lotus Kingdoms trilogy, to Albatros Media, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Czech rights to Hugo finalist Cherie Priest’s THE TOLL, to Dobrovský, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Catalan rights to British Fantasy Award-nominated Cassandra’s Khaw’s A SONG FOR QUIET, a Persons Non Grata novella, to Mai Més, by Amaiur Fernández at International Editors Co. for Michael Curry.

Italian rights to Martha Wells’ Nebula and Hugo Award-winning The Murderbot Diaries series (ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY), to Mondadori, at auction, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Turkish rights to C.L. Polk’s WITCHMARK, to Epsilon, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.

Hungarian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s  SUMMER KNIGHT, DEATH MASKS and BLOOD RITES, books 4-6 in the Dresden  Files, to Delta Vision, by Milena Kaplarevi at Prava i prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Feb 252019
 

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

NOVEL
Witchmark by C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLA
Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield (Tor.com Publishing)
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

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

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

THE ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY BOOK
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

Feb 192019
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made the 2018 Locus Recommended Reading list!

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION
Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

NOVELS – FANTASY
The Monster Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson (Tor)
Temper, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)
Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown; Jo Fletcher)
Deep Roots, Ruthanna Emrys (Tor.com Publishing)
Creatures of Want and Ruin, Molly Tanzer (John Joseph Adams)

NOVELS – HORROR
The Listener, Robert McCammon (Cemetery Dance)

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS
The Agony House, Cherie Priest & Tara O’Connor (Levine)
Dread Nation, Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

FIRST NOVELS
Semoisis, Sue Burke (Tor)
Armed in Her Fashion, Kate Heartfield (ChiZine)
Witchmark, C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)

COLLECTIONS
Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace; Orbit UK)

NOVELLAS
Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTES
“Okay, Glory”, Elizabeth Bear (Twelve Tomorrows)
“No Flight Without the Shatter”, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com 8/15/18)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)

SHORT STORIES
“The Starship and the Temple Cat”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/1/18)
“Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse”, S.B. Divya (Uncanny 1–2/18)
“Mother of Invention”, Nnedi Okorafor (Future Tense)