Apr 102018
 

Cover of Twenty-One Days: A David Pitt Novel by Anne Perry.In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London’s Special Police Branch.

1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose—in only twenty-one days.

Could Mrs. Graves’s violent death have anything to do with her husband’s profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel’s investigation unexpectedly to London’s Special Branch—and, disturbingly, to one of his father’s closest colleagues.

Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect—and trust his natural instincts—to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man hang for another’s heinous crime.

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
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s short story collection KABU KABU, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Audio, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Shirley Jackson- and World Fantasy Award nominee Tamsyn Muir’s debut epic science fantasy GIDEON THE NINTH and two sequels to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, in a pre-empt, via Jennifer Jackson.

Audio rights to Sean Grigsby’s stand-alone DAUGHTERS OF FORGOTTEN LIGHT, plus ASH KICKERS (sequel to his debut SMOKE EATERS), to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.

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 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)

Jan 312018
 

Hungarian rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, FOOL MOON, and GRAVE PERIL, the first three books in the Dresden Files series, to Delta Vision KFT via Milena Kaplaveric at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Korean rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT and its first sequel RAVEN STRATAGEM, to East-Asia Publishing Co., by Jackie Yang at Eric Yang Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Russian rights to the Nebula and Hugo Award winner for Best Novella, Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, to Career Press, by Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

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 162018
 

Cover of Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don’t miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

Jan 022018
 

Cover of In The Shadow of Agatha Christie...by Les Klinger.Before Agatha Christie became the world’s Queen of Crime, she stood on the talented shoulders of the female crime authors who came before her. This splendid new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger brings these exceptional writers out of Christie’s shadow and back into the spotlight they deserve.

Agatha Christie is undoubtedly the world’s best-selling mystery author, hailed as the “Queen of Crime,” with worldwide sales in the billions. Christie burst onto the literary scene in 1920, with The Mysterious Affair at Styles; her last novel was published in 1976, a career longer than even Conan Doyle’s forty-year span.

The truth is that it was due to the success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy, and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia that the doors were finally opened for women crime-writers. Authors who followed them, such as Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy Sayers, and, of course, Agatha Christie would not have thrived without the bold, fearless work of their predecessors—and the genre would be much poorer for their absence. So while Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, it is important to remember that she did not ascend that throne except on the shoulders of the women who came before her—and inspired her—and who are now removed from her shadow once and for all by this superb new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger.