Jul 272020
 

Library Journal: Hell’s Library has survived, but not without the loss of hundreds of books from the Unwritten Wing. Now the muse Brevity has stepped up to become Librarian, as Claire takes over the Arcane Wing. As they try to find their footing in their new roles, they discover that the remains of the destroyed books are leaking curious ink. The fractures in their former camaraderie widen as Claire and Brevity choose to approach the mystery in different ways. When a representative from the Muse Corps arrives, one who has a past with Brevity, Claire’s brusque manner and actions intensify. As the angel Rami and devilish Hero head to other realms to find answers, the true power of the ink manifests, revealing secrets that could once again change the power structure in Hell. Hackwith literally brings books to life with her layered prose, emotional scenes, slow burns, and powerful connections among found family members.

VERDICT The sequel to The Library of the Unwritten will not disappoint as the prickly Claire, brash Hero, bubbly Brevity, and composed Rami build their story lines into solidity.

Jun 022020
 

Congratulations to the DMLA authors whose work was named a finalist for a 2020 Locus Award!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)

FIRST NOVEL

Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling (Harper Voyager)

NOVELLA
“A Time to Reap”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)

NOVELETTE

“Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)
“Binti: Sacred Fire”, Nnedi Okorafor (Binti: The Complete Trilogy)

SHORT STORY

“Lest We Forget”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)

COLLECTION

Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)

NON-FICTION

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected,
Nnedi Okorafor (Simon & Schuster/TED)

Apr 302020
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Shirley Jackson- and Hugo Award nominee Tamsyn Muir’s PRINCESS FLORALINDA AND THE FORTY-FLIGHT TOWER, a dark fantasy novella about what happens when a princess is forced to fend for herself, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Audio rights to USA Today bestselling author Carissa Ann Lynch’s FLOCKSDALE FLIES series, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, in a three-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Georgina Kamsika’s GODDESS OF THE NORTH, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.

Audio rights to Sharon Lee’s BARNBURNER and GUNSHY, mystery novels set in Maine, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, in a two-book deal, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Audio rights to Vernon Mahabal’s TALK TO THE HAND: A Field Guide to Practical Palmistry, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Audio rights to Caitlin Starling’s YELLOW JESSAMINE, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Caitlin McDonald.

Mar 312020
 

Catalan rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI trilogy, to Raig Verd, by Amaiur Fernandez at International Editors’, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Icelandic rights to Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson’s SHADOWS OF THE SHORT DAYS to Hólmfríður Matthíasdóttir at Forlagið via Jennifer Jackson.

Italian rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s THE FOUNDERS TRILOGY, to Mondadori, in a three-book deal, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Turkish rights to Caitlin Starling’s THE LUMINOUS DEAD, to Epsilon, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.

Feb 112020
 

After spinning an enthralling world in Witchmark, praised as a “can’t-miss debut” by Booklist, and as “thoroughly charming and deftly paced” by the New York Times, C. L. Polk continues the story in Stormsong. Magical cabals, otherworldly avengers, and impossible love affairs conspire to create a book that refuses to be put down.

Dame Grace Hensley helped her brother Miles undo the atrocity that stained her nation, but now she has to deal with the consequences. With the power out in the dead of winter and an uncontrollable sequence of winter storms on the horizon, Aeland faces disaster. Grace has the vision to guide her parents to safety, but a hostile queen and a ring of rogue mages stand in the way of her plans. There’s revolution in the air, and any spark could light the powder. What’s worse, upstart photojournalist Avia Jessup draws ever closer to secrets that could topple the nation, and closer to Grace’s heart.

Can Aeland be saved without bloodshed? Or will Kingston die in flames, and Grace along with it?

Feb 102020
 

Congratulations to our DMLA authors for their appearances on the 2019 Locus Recommended Reading List!

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION

Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
Escaping Exodus, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)

NOVELS – FANTASY

The Red-Stained Wings, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS

Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)

FIRST NOVELS

Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling (Harper Voyager)

COLLECTIONS

Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)

NON-FICTION

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor (Simon & Schuster/TED)

ILLUSTRATED AND ART BOOKS

LaGuardia, Nnedi Okorafor (Berger) Donato Giancola

NOVELLAS

“A Time to Reap“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)
Vigilance, Robert Jackson Bennett (Tor.com Publishing)
Alice Payne Rides, Kate Heartfield (Tor.com Publishing)
“Glass Cannon”, Yoon Ha Lee (Hexarchate Stories)

NOVELETTES

“Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)
“Binti: Sacred Fire”, Nnedi Okorafor (Binti: The Complete Trilogy)

SHORT STORIES

“Lest We Forget“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)
“A Bird, a Song, a Revolution“, Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 9/19)
“Repatriation“, Nalo Hopkinson (Current Futures)
“Mighty Are the Meek and the Myriad”, Cassandra Khaw (F&SF 7-8/19)

Feb 042020
 

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.

After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.

But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America.

What’s more, this safe haven is not what it appears—as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her.

But she won’t be in it alone.

Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by—and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not.

Watching Jane’s back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it’s up to Katherine to keep hope alive—even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

Dec 092019
 

Library Journal: Dame Grace Hensley assisted her brother Miles to undo the aether network just 14 days ago. Now Aeland is without power, filled with ghosts, and faced with an incredible set of winter patterns that could destroy what is left of the country. All Grace wants to do is make sure her family in Kingston is safe, but circumstances place her in the middle of the growing conflict between stubborn Queen Constantina, reparation-seeking Amaranthines, and the mages imprisoned throughout the land. Revolution is coming and soon Grace will be forced to choose sides, with her family divided. A young photojournalist, Avia Jessup, is close to discovering the truth and sharing it with the nation. Grace finds Avia both infuriating and intriguing as all the storms come to a head. VERDICT Polk’s sequel to Witchmark continues to unwrap an intriguing world of magic, political intrigue, and alternate-Edwardian times. Familiar and favorite characters support the young woman who takes center stage, while Polk’s charming prose frames an original and witty story filled with action and romantic tension.

Dec 022019
 

Congratulations to A.J. Hackwith’s The Library of the Unwritten and Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth for making the Library’s Journal Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2019!

Nov 302019
 

Chinese rights to C.L. Polk’s WITCHMARK, to Chongqing, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Ping Chang at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.

Czech rights to Robert McCammon’s USHER’S PASSING, to Dobrovsky, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Czech rights to Brent Week’s THE BURNING WHITE, to Fantom Print, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

French rights to Robert McCammon’s SWAN SONG, to Monsieur Toussaint Louverture, by Robin Batet at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s THE PROVIDENCE RIDER, to Luzifer, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

German rights to Caitlin Starling’s THE LUMINOUS DEAD, to Frank Festa at Festa, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.

Hungarian rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, to Mora, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Japanese rights to Carolyn Crane’s AGAINST THE DARK, to Futami Shobo, by Kohei Hattori at The English Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

Spanish rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s WE ARE THE ANTS, to Kakao Books, by Amaiur Fernandez at International Editors’, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.