Jul 202021
 

The sequel to Junction, praised by Publishers Weekly, Cemetery Dance and more!

A year ago, Anne Houlihan uncovered a wormhole to Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien biomes. Now, she and Daisuke are going back to investigate “The Howling Mountain,” the possible location of a wormhole into space. Her mission headed by an eccentric millionaire, Anne believes she will have a chance to learn more about the origin of Junction and its varied ecosystems. The mission has purposes beyond what she knows, however, and so does the planet. As the expedition tears its way across the alien landscape, Anne must fight to protect its lifeforms, herself, and the Earth.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Jun 302021
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Robert McCammon’s KING OF SHADOWS, Matthew Corrbett series Book 8, to Louise Quayle at Audible by Katie Shea Boutillier Cameron McClure.

Audio rights to Carolita Blythe’s REVENGE OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY GIRL to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Benjamin Wachs’s TURN YOUR LIFE INTO ART:  LESSONS IN PSYCHOMAGIC FROM SAN FRANCISCO’S UNDERGROUND, explores the techniques developed by San Francisco’s underground art scene to create experiences so profound that they seem like a kind of art magic, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media by Katie Shea Boutillier for Jennie Goloboy.

Audio rights to Ada Harper’s  A CONSPIRACY OF WHISPERS and A TREASON OF TRUTHS, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier, for Caitlin McDonald.

Audio rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Patrice Sarath’s  THE UNEXPECTED MISS BENNET  to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.

Jun 292021
 

Life in the Caspian Republic has taught Agent Nikolai South two rules. Trust No One. And work just hard enough not to make enemies.

Here, in the last sanctuary for the dying embers of the human race in a world run by artificial intelligence, if you stray from the path – your life is forfeit. But when a Party propagandist is killed – and is discovered as a “machine” – he’s given a new mission: chaperone the widow, Lily, who has arrived to claim her husband’s remains.

But when South sees that she, the first “machine” ever allowed into the country, bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, he’s thrown into a maelstrom of betrayal, murder, and conspiracy that may bring down the Republic for good.

WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS illuminates authoritarianism, complicity, and identity in the digital age, in a page turning, darkly-funny, frightening and touching story that recalls Philip K. Dick, John le Carré and Kurt Vonnegut in equal measure.

Jun 082021
 

Booklist: Sharpson’s debut novel takes place in the 2200s in the Caspian Republic, a totalitarian state that is in theory a safe haven from “the Machine,” inhabitants’ term for the rest of the world and its utopian society administered by and populated with sentient AI. The narrative follows Nikolai South, an operative for StaSec, one of the two security forces in charge of maintaining the status quo in the Republic. When a prominent, rabidly anti-Machine journalist dies and is revealed to have been an AI living in a clone body, South is assigned to look after the AI widow of the deceased as she comes to view her husband’s remains. He is thrown into a whirlpool of intrigue as various factions conspire to use the widow’s visit for their own ends, and is simultaneously dragged back into his own muddled past by the widow’s resemblance to his own dead wife. Well-written and suitably grim, this picture of one dystopian holdout in a utopian world should please many sf readers interested in visions of a post-AI future.

Jun 032021
 

Film rights to Nicole Glover’s The Conductors have been acquired by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment in association with the Jim Henson Company, via Geoff Morley at UTA in association with Jennie Goloboy.

May 272021
 

Gangster, soldier, priest. Queen’s Man. Governor.

‘If you haven’t yet picked up this riveting and unique series, I highly recommend you do’ Fantasy Book Critic

Tomas Piety has everything he ever wanted. In public he’s a wealthy, highly respected businessman, happily married to a beautiful woman and governor of his home city of Ellinburg. In private, he’s no longer a gang lord, head of the Pious Men, but one of the Queen’s Men, invisible and officially non-existent, working in secret to protect his country.

The queen’s sudden death sees him summoned him back to the capital – where he discovers his boss, Dieter Vogel, Provost Marshal of the Queen’s Men, is busy tightening his stranglehold on the country.

Just as he once fought for his Pious Men, Tomas must now bend all his wit and hard-won wisdom to protect his queen – even when he can’t always tell if he’s on the right side.

Tomas has started to ask himself, what is the price of power? And more importantly, is it one he is willing to pay?

‘If you like your fantasy with a side of dark and gritty, you won’t want to miss this’ CHRISTINA HENRYbestselling author of The Girl in Red on Priest of Lies

May 132021
 
Fantasy Book Review: …an important and timely release that serves as a warning sign and reminder of the horror from whence we came, and the danger of following in its footsteps…. It’s also a hell of a good time, and serves up a damn fine cliffhanger.
May 052021
 

Booklist: Burke’s third novel after her Semiosis Duology (Semiosis, 2018 and Interference, 2019) is a fast-paced hard-sf thriller set in a near future where power is tilted in favor of large corporations and a fascist government foments intolerance and bigotry among its sheep-like followers. In Wisconsin, three women who are seemingly unrelated are embroiled in a mutiny against a bigoted president who wants to restrict the rights of clones and other genetically enhanced persons under the guise of patriotism. Avril, Berenike, and Irene are living perfectly normal lives until revelations of their origins thrust them into action to protect themselves and fight for their freedom. Amid the chaos of rebellion, a mysterious virus previously thought to be a common cold turns deadly and increases panic and paranoia across the nation. Told through alternating points of view by the three women and a mysterious scientist called Peng, Burke imparts detailed discussions on genetics within a dramatic and thought-provoking story of inequality, humanity and family. For fans of the Orphan Black television series or Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers (2019).

May 042021
 

In a US facing growing food shortages, stark inequality, and a growing fascist government, three perfectly normal young women are about to find out that they share a great deal in common.

Their creator, the gifted geneticist Peng, made them that way―before such things were outlawed.

Rumors of a virus make their way through an unprotected population on the verge of rebellion, only to have it turn deadly.

As the women fight to stay alive and help, Peng races to find a cure―and the cover up behind the virus.

Apr 162021
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who have been chosen as 2021 Hugo Award finalists!

Best Novel

Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com)

Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

Best Series

The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

Best Editor, Short Form

S.B. Divya

Best Semiprozine

S.B. Divya, as co-editor for Escape Pod

Elsa Sjunneson, as non-fiction editor for Uncanny Magazine

Best Fan Writer

Elsa Sjunneson

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer

Micaiah Johnson (1st year of eligibility)