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)

Apr 072021
 

Publishers Weekly: A famously haunted Japanese mansion is the wedding venue of choice for an adventurous couple in this hair-raising novella from Khaw (These Deathless Bones)—and the local spirits are not the only obstacle to marital bliss. Five childhood friends with a metric ton of baggage between them fly to Japan to witness the union of two of their own—but old hurt and stubborn grudges cast long shadows within their group, and the social drama takes center stage, even as an ohaguro-bettari, the ghost of a bride buried beneath the palace centuries ago, demands a sacrifice for hosting them. When the modern day bride-to-be is taken hostage by the spirit, the remaining friends are left to piece together the offering she demands while facing their own grievances head-on. Khaw’s prose oozes dread as malevolent creatures from Japanese mythology swarm the pages and the characters’ interpersonal relationships crash and burn. Horror readers and folklore fans will find this tale of terror to be brutally satisfying.

Mar 302021
 

It’s been a year and a half since the Anomaly, when They tried to force Their way into the world from the shapeless void.

Nick Prasad is piecing his life together, and has joined the secretive Ssarati Society to help monitor threats to humanity – including his former friend Johnny.

Right on cue, the unveiling of Johnny’s latest experiment sees a fresh incursion of Them, leaving her protesting her innocence even as the two of them are thrown together to fight the darkness once more…

Mar 182021
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who have been nominated for 2020 Nebula Awards!

Novel

  • The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon)
  • Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

Andre Norton Award

  • Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
Mar 012021
 
Publishers Weekly: Mohamed’s thrilling, intricate sequel to Beneath the Rising picks up a year and a half after the events of the first book. Nick Prasad, driven by hatred for his former best friend, genius inventor Joanna “Johnny” Chambers, has joined the mystical Ssarati Society to help monitor magical threats against Earth. Mohamed’s lush, intense prose bewitches as Nick volunteers to spy on Johnny at the unveiling of her new reactor. When the party is overrun by monsters, Nick’s convinced that the eldritch horrors known as Them are back, having found a way to bypass Johnny’s spell that destroyed the gates between their worlds. Now Nick coerces Johnny to let him help her uncover how They are getting through. Johnny’s scientific theories can be difficult to parse, as their quest takes them through chaotic alternate dimensions, but they result in one of the more convincing scientific frameworks for the existence of magic. New readers won’t want to jump in with this volume, but existing fans will be thrilled as Mohamed builds to an exhilarating finale. Expertly melding sci-fi, horror, and literary elements, this is an astounding examination of a shattered friendship.
Feb 102021
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who were chosen for the 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List!

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION
Machine, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

NOVELS – FANTASY
Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)
Stormsong, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)
The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon)
Creatures of Charm and Hunger, Molly Tanzer (John Joseph Adams)

FIRST NOVELS
Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
Beneath the Rising, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
The Space Between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson (Del Rey; Hodder & Stoughton)

COLLECTIONS
The Best of Elizabeth Bear, Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)

NOVELLAS
Yellow Jessamine, Caitlin Starling (Neon Hemlock)

SHORT STORIES
“The Translator, at Low Tide“, Vajra Chandrasekera (Clarkesworld 5/20)
“Unlike Most Tides“, Darcie Little Badger (Drabblecast 5/3/20)

Feb 082021
 

Author of BENEATH THE RISING Premee Mohamed’s THESE LIFELESS THINGS, about a woman who survived the end of the world and the young anthropologist who discovers her journal years later, a discovery that could shed light on the Invasion and turn the unyielding mystery of the short war into a story of hope and defiance, to David Moore at Solaris Books, for publication in 2021, by Michael Curry.

Feb 052021
 

Eva is a survivor. She’s not sure what she survived, exactly, only that They invaded without warning, killed nearly all of humanity, and relentlessly attack everyone who’s left. All she can do to stay sane, in the blockaded city that’s no longer home, is keep a journal about her struggle.

Fifty years later, Eva’s words are found by Emerson, a young anthropologist sent to the ruins to study what happened. The discovery could shed light on the Invasion, turning the unyielding mystery of the short war into a story of hope and defiance.