May 082018
 

Cover of The Great Bastards by Jonathan French.Kirkus: French’s adrenaline-fueled adventure fantasy, which features badass gangs of tattooed half-orcs on the backs of giant war hogs thundering across a lawless wasteland, is an unapologetically brutal thrill ride—like Mad Max set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Powered by unparalleled worldbuilding, polished storytelling, and relentless pacing, French’s novel is a cool fusion of classic adventure fantasy and 21st-century pop-culture sensibilities with nonstop action; a cast of unforgettable and brilliantly authentic characters; vulgar but witty dialogue; and strong female characters who overturn old sexist conventions. This is a dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel. An addictively readable—and undeniably cool—fantasy masterwork.

May 022018
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who are finalists in the 2018 Locus Awards!

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

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

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

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

FIRST NOVEL
Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLA
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE
“The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
“Extracurricular Activities,” Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com 2/15/17)

Apr 302018
 

German audio rights to Mary Robinette Kowal’s Hugo Award-winning novelette “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” to Argon Verlag GmbH via Aylin Kuhls at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Russian rights to Jo Walton’s TOOTH AND CLAW, to AST, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Japanese rights to Martha Wells’ Nebula- and Hugo-nominated The Murderbot Diaries series (ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY), to Tokyo Sogensha, at auction, by Kohei Hattori at The English Agency (Japan) in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Russian rights to World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Livebook, at auction, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

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 (Tor.com Publishing)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)

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

Mar 312018
 

Romanian rights to NYT bestselling author, Brent Weeks’s THE SHADOW’S EDGE and renewal of THE WAY OF SHADOWS, to Grupul Editorial Art, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Hebrew rights to NYT and USA Today bestselling authors Annika Martin and Sky Warren’s HOSTAGE and PRISONER, to Sifrut Acheret, by Beverley Levit of The Book Publishers Association of Israel, in association with Cameron McClure and Katie Shea Boutillier.

Spanish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE, to Crononauta, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Feb 282018
 

Portuguese rights (Portugal only) to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s LAKE SILENCE, a stand alone novel in the world of the Others, to Saída de Emergência, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors Co. in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Portuguese renewal rights (Portugal only) to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels trilogy: DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOOD, HEIR TO THE SHADOWS, and QUEEN OF THE DARKNESS, to Saída de Emergência, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors Co. in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Korean rights to World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Minumin,  by Jackie Yang at Eric Yang Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Czech rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT and its first sequel RAVEN STRATAGEM, to Host Vydavatelstvi, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Turkish rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT and its first sequel RAVEN STRATAGEM, to Salon Yayinlari, by Merve Öngen at ONK Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

German rights to  C.L. Polk’s debut WITCHMARK, plus sequel STORMSONG, to Klett, at auction, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Caitlin McDonald.

Czech rights to Hugo-winning Elizabeth Bear’s THE STONE IN THE SKULL, the first book in The Lotus Kingdoms trilogy, to Albatros Media, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Polish rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s TURN COAT, the eleventh book in the Dresden Files series, to Mag Jacek Rodek via Milena Kaplaveric at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Polish renewal rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s DEAD BEAT, PROVEN GUILTY, WHITE NIGHT, and SMALL FAVOR, four books in the Dresden Files series, to Mag Jacek Rodek via Milena Kaplaveric at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Italian rights to S.B. Divya’s novella RUNTIME, to  Francesco Verso at Future Fiction, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Persian rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT and 14 more books in the Dresden Files series, to Houpaa Books, by Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Feb 272018
 

Cover of The Listener by Robert McCammon.1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities.

In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

In a different part of town, Curtis Mayhew, a young black man who works as a redcap for the Union Railroad Station, has a reputation for mending quarrels and misunderstandings among his friends. What those friends don’t know is that Curtis has a special talent for listening… and he can sometimes hear things that aren’t spoken aloud.

One day, Curtis Mayhew’s special talent allows him to overhear a child’s cry for help (THIS MAN IN THE CAR HE’S GOT A GUN), which draws him into the dangerous world of Partlow and LaFrance.

This gritty depression-era crime thriller is a complex tale enriched by powerfully observed social commentary and hints of the supernatural, and it represents Robert McCammon writing at the very top of his game.

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 132018
 

Cover photo of Look For Her by Emily Winslow.Lilling might seem like an idyllic English village, but it’s home to a dark history. In 1976, a teenage girl named Annalise Wood disappeared, and though her body was later discovered, the culprit was never found. Decades later, Annalise maintains a perverse kind of celebrity, and is still the focus of grief, speculation, and for one young woman, a disturbing, escalating jealousy.

When DNA linked to the Annalise murder unexpectedly surfaces, cold case detective Morris Keene and his former partner, Chloe Frohmann, hope to finally bring closure to this traumatized community. But the new evidence instead undoes the case’s only certainty: the buried body that had long ago been confidently identified as Annalise may be someone else entirely, and instead of answers, the investigators face only new puzzles.

Whose body was unearthed all those years ago, and what happened to the real Annalise? Is someone interfering with the investigation? And is there a link to a present-day drowning with eerie connections? With piercing insight and shocking twists, Emily Winslow explores the dark side of sensationalized crime in this haunting psychological thriller.

Feb 092018
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors who made the 2017 Locus Recommended Reading list!

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION

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

NOVELS – FANTASY

The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
City of Miracles, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway; Jo Fletcher)
Creatures of Will and Temper, Molly Tanzer (John Joseph Adams)

NOVELS – HORROR

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

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

FIRST NOVELS

The Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)
Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLAS

A Song for Quiet, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com Publishing)
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTES

The Worshipful Society of Glovers“, Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
The Chameleon’s Gloves“, Yoon Ha Lee (Cosmic Powers)
Extracurricular Activities“, Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com 2/15/17)
Sweetlings“, Lucy Taylor (Tor.com 5/3/17)

SHORT STORIES

An Unexpected Boon“, S.B. Divya (Apex 11/17)
These Deathless Bones“, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com 7/26/17)
The Whalebone Parrot“, Darcie Little Badger (The Dark 10/17)
Nine-Tenths of the Law“, Molly Tanzer (Lightspeed 1/17)