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

Jan 172018
 
Cover of Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer.Tor.com: The characters are strong and compelling. The atmosphere breathes life. It has a generosity of spirit, beneath the dark bits. And the presence of queer women is delightful.
Jan 112018
 

Cover photo of Look For Her by Emily Winslow.Library Journal: What seems at the outset to be a textbook psychological thriller is anything but. The twists and turns make Winslow’s fourth Keene and Frohmann’s mystery (after The Red House) a compelling read.

Verdict: Former games creator Winslow has turned her talents to a very entertaining and readable thriller that can hold its own with the best of the current crop.

Jan 042018
 

Cover of The Listener by Robert McCammon.Booklist: McCammon masterfully combines historical thriller and supernatural horror in a compelling and suspenseful tale of race, class, and family. The intricate crime plot is enhanced by superior character development, a richly detailed historical setting, a tense dread that begins in the opening scene and continues to intensify throughout, and an omniscient narration that lets the reader know exactly how bad things really are.

The Listener will be popular with fans of occult thrillers like those by Dead Koontz or F. Paul Wilson, but also consider suggesting it to readers who enjoy the thought-provoking speculative fiction of Victor LaValle.

Dec 312017
 

Russian rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s CITY OF BLADES and CITY OF MIRACLES, Books 2 and 3 in The Divine Cities series, to AST, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

German rights to NYT bestselling author Annika Martin’s MOST ELIGIBLE BASTARD, to Lyx, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Polish rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Foksal, by Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Dec 192017
 

Cover of The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer.The third book of 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner Ada Palmer’s Terra Ignota series—a political science fiction epic of extraordinary audacity.

The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end.

Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency hum within the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location.

The heartbreaking truth is that for decades, even centuries, the leaders of the great Hives bought the world’s stability with a trickle of secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction could ever dominate. So that the balance held.

The Hives’ façade of solidity is the only hope they have for maintaining a semblance of order, for preventing the public from succumbing to the savagery and bloodlust of wars past. But as the great secret becomes more and more widely known, that façade is slipping away.

Just days earlier, the world was a pinnacle of human civilization. Now everyone—Hives and hiveless, Utopians and sensayers, emperors and the downtrodden, warriors and saints—scrambles to prepare for the seemingly inevitable war.

Dec 152017
 

Congratulations to the DMLA clients whose titles were listed in NPR’s Guide to 2017 Great Reads!

  • Brimstone by Cherie Priest
  • Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
  • Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time by Saladin Ahmed
Dec 132017
 

Cover of Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer.NPR: When someone pulls [Urban Fantasy] off as well as Molly Tanzer in her new novel, Creatures of Will and Temper, it’s worth checking out just to see the restraint and careful worldbuilding gymnastics required. She has created a Victorian England which is…the mother of our modern world, by turns smoky, smutty, gross and backward, then beautiful, wondrous and louche with the turn of a corner.

Tanzer [has] exceptional grace with writing complex female relationships…The three women at the center of Tanzer’s story each entered into it looking for something. They’re each more than they appear at the start, and less of the worst things you think of them.

By the end, none of them will find (or be) exactly what you expect.

Dec 072017
 

Cover photo of Look For Her by Emily Winslow.Publishers Weekly: Winslow’s kaleidoscopic narrative technique, employing first-person accounts from multiple characters, makes for engaging reading.