Congratulations to Martha Wells for her having Sistemas críticos [All Systems Red] translated by Carla Bataller Estruch (La esfera de los libros) selected as a 2020 Ignotus Award winner in the Cuento extranjero (Foreign story) category!
Popular Science Books: Elizabeth Bear is one of the best SF writers currently active, and Machine does not disappoint. As Bear makes clear in her acknowledgements, this novel, set in her ‘White Space’ universe, owes a debt to the Irish author James White’s classic Sector General stories, which were a breath of fresh air in the 1960s.
In her White Space universe, Bear has what is surely one of the best successors to Iain M Banks’ Culture universe setting, whether it’s in the sophisticated culture, the AI-as-people or the quaintly-named ships. Throw in a relic wreck of a generation ship, located where it never should have reached, a host of corpsicles, a strange AI entity and unexpected systems failures and we get a satisfyingly rich and interesting plot. The ideas come thick and fast, and Bear deploys fun future technology with aplomb.
…A good addition to what I hope will be a long-continued universe.
Jim Butcher – PEACE TALKS
BEST SCIENCE FICTION
Tamsyn Muir – HARROW THE NINTH
Martha Wells – NETWORK EFFECT
Micaiah Johnson – THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS
French rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s THE GIRL WITH THE MAGIC HANDS, for a graphic novel, and French rights to THE BOOK OF PHOENIX to Actu SF, by Robin Batet at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.
German rights to Annika Martin’s RETURN BILLIONAIRE TO SENDER, to Lyx, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Hungarian rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s HARROW THE NINTH, the second book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, to Fumax, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Italian rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE and SWAN SONG, to Fanucci, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.
Serbian rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s The Locked Tomb trilogy (GIDEON THE NINTH, HARROW THE NINTH, ALECTO THE NINTH), to Urban Reads, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
New York Times bestselling author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy Tamysn Muir has signed a six-figure deal with Tordotcom Publishing, an imprint of Macmillan under Tom Doherty Associates.
Beginning with GO MARCHING IN, the first in a post-cyberpunk novella trilogy about a gunslinger pulled out of retirement among those left behind on a dying Earth as the rich flee on their generation ships, Carl Engle-Laird acquired World English rights to a trilogy of novellas as well as two additional novels in different settings via Jennifer Jackson.
A Christmas she never expected…
Becoming a guardian to three children
wasn’t part of her plan…
When Mennonite midwife Beth Ann Overholt went to Evergreen Corners to help rebuild after a flood, she didn’t expect to be taking in three abandoned children. But the bigger surprise is having Amish bachelor Robert Yoder by her side. Soon she can’t help but wish this temporary Christmas arrangement could turn into the loving family she never thought she’d have…