Jul 042017
 

A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey the queens and continue the search alone. Following in a wind-ship, Jade and Malachite make an unlikely alliance of their own, until word reaches them that the Fell are massing for an attack on the Reaches, and that forces of the powerful Empire of Kish are turning against the Raksura and their groundling comrades.

But there may be no time to stage a rescue, as the kidnapped Raksura discover that their captors are heading toward a mysterious destination with a stolen magical artifact that will cause more devastation for the Reaches than anything the lethal Fell can imagine. To stop them, the Raksura will have to take the ultimate risk and follow them into forbidden territory.

The Harbors of the Sun, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, is the thrilling follow-up toThe Edge of Worlds, and the conclusion of a new Three Worlds duology of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.

Jun 302017
 

German rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY, to Arena, by Anna Diekmann at Thomas Schlück Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier and Michael Curry.

French pocket paperback rights to Ekaterina Sedia’s THE ALCHEMY OF STONE, to PocketSF (Univers Poche) via Le Belial, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

French pocket paperback rights to Ada Palmer’s TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING and SEVEN SURRENDERS, to J’ai Lu via Le Belial, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier and Michael Curry.

Spanish rights to the Nebula and Hugo Award winner for Best Novella, Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, to Crononauta, in a two-book deal, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier and Michael Curry.

Jun 302017
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ROGUE PROTOCOL and an untitled second book, the third and fourth installments in The Murderbot Diaries, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, by Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Jun 292017
 

Cover for Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit.Congratulations to Yoon Ha Lee on winning the 2017 Locus Award for First Novel with Ninefox Gambit

To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

Jun 272017
 

Nebula finalist Martha Wells will write two more Murderbot Diaries to follow on the popular ALL SYSTEMS RED (released in May of this year) and the forthcoming ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, arriving in January 2018. The third entry of the Murderbot Diaries ROGUE PROTOCOL and the fourth untitled book will also be published later in 2018. The Murderbot Diaries books were acquired by Tor.com Publishing’s senior editor, Lee Harris from Jennifer Jackson.

Jun 262017
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA clients who made Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2017 so far List!

  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Jun 232017
 

B&N SFF Review: Yoon Ha Lee blew up like a supernova last year with the release of his debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, earning a double fistful of award nominations (among them the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards) for a brainy, intricate space opera as much about identity, the politics of empire, and grief, as it is about flashy space battles and a revolution within a mathematically constructed super-empire known as the Hexarchate.

Lee’s ability to balance high science fiction concepts­, worlds, cultures, and weapons­-with a deep examination of character-tragic flaws, noble purpose, and societal ideas ­is nigh unprecedented in space opera.

Raven Stratagem more than lives up to the promise of its predecessor, continuing the intriguing double-sided story of Shuos Jedao, the enigmatic tactician reborn and looking to make things right once and for all. It is a challenging read, but it’s not all philosophizing and waxing poetically about scattering of stars in the Hexarchate. There’s a ton of action, and when it hits, it hits hard. There’s literally a climactic battle in which two space fleets just throw math at each other, and it’s spectacular. Only a mad genius could pull off that maneuver in style­ and that madman’s name is Yoon Ha Lee.

Jun 202017
 

Tor.com: The action-mystery-adventure element to All Systems Red is a lot of fun. Wells has a really tight grasp of tension and pacing, and a truly polished skill with turning a phrase. The language in All Systems Red draws no attention to itself, but Wells has a knack for making even unobtrusive prose slide into a vivid line that brings a whole paragraph to life. But the real appeal of All Systems Red is the voice…All Systems Red is a really fun piece of science fiction adventure with compelling characters and great pacing.

Jun 162017
 

RT Book Reviews: You’ll need to clear your schedule as soon as you get your hands on a copy of Drayden’s debut novel! Taking place in a near-future South Africa, Drayden introduces us to a diverse and endearing cast of characters and mind-blowingly cool concepts. She expertly blends together science fiction and fantasy for a wild ride that gives readers both a robot uprising and a vengeful demigoddess craving power. LGBT characters are also introduced organically, and their personal stories will leave readers cheering. Drayden has certainly made herself an author to watch out for.

Jun 132017
 

In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .

An emerging AI uprising . . .

And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.

Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart . . . even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.