Feb 092017
 

Congratulations to the DMLA clients who made the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List!

Novels – Fantasy
* City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)

Novels – Horror
* The Family Plot, Cherie Priest (Tor)

First Novels
* Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

Collections
* Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer (Baen)

Novellas
* Hammers on Bone, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelettes
* “Foxfire, Foxfire”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/03/16)

Short Stories
* “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies“, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
* “Breathe“, Cassandra Khaw (Clarkesworld 5/16)
* “Shadows Weave“, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/26/16)
* “Afrofuturist 419“, Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld 11/16)

Oct 142016
 

Photo of author Cassandra KhawCassandra Khaw’s A SONG FOR QUIET, a standalone follow-up to HAMMERS ON BONE in which rambling bluesman Deacon Jones meets trouble on his journey from Georgia to Arkham, and a madman who calls himself John Persons may be the only one who can help, to Carl Engle-Laird at Tor.com for publication in 2017, by Michael Curry.

Sep 302016
 

photo of the EarthGerman rights to NYT bestselling author Annika Martin’s DARK MAFIA PRINCE, to Lyx, in a three-book deal, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

French digital rights to Cherie Priest’s BONESHAKER, DREADNOUGHT, CLEMENTINE, three books from the Clockwork Century series, to Livre de Poche by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

French rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLOOD MIRROR, Book 4 in the Lightbringer series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus of Anna Jarota Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Complete Chinese renewal rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Nautilus, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Spanish rights to World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Marina M. Mangado at 2709 Books, by Jennifer Hoge at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Italian rights to David Gerrold’s VOYAGE OF THE STAR WOLF, to Mondadori, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Portuguese rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH and ETCHED IN BONE, the 4th and 5th books in the Others series, to SAIDA DE EMERGÊNCIA, by Maru De Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Sep 022016
 

Cover for Hammers on Bone by Cassandra KhawPublishers Weekly: Horror author Khaw (Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef) brilliantly combines the self-aware, on-point tone of her gumshoe narrator with the invasive rhythm of the language of pulsing terrors. The drearily everyday is infused with Lovecraftian dread in a marvelously horrifying, tightly built novella that spins a satisfying tale while doing honor to both of its core sources. London PI John Persons, whose “stubbornly human” form disguises his horrifying true nature, reluctantly takes a job for 11-year-old Abel—killing the boy’s abusive stepfather—after hearing Abel’s rationale for choosing him: “You’re a monster too.” Persons’s name is apt: he is desperate to hold on to his humanity and his compassion, and he refuses to give in entirely to his inner urges, which want to “rip tear bite cut” in response to his target’s testosterone-fueled insults. His struggle hooks the reader, cutting deeply without losing the characteristic emotional distance of the noir style. Khaw’s mash-up of gritty and eldritch is anything but incongruous, and the story is self-contained while leaving the door wide open for Persons’s next case.

Jun 302016
 

Photo of Earth.Japanese rights to Mike Shepherd’s KRIS LONGKNIFE: UNDAUNTED, the 7th book in the series, to Hayakawa Publishing, Inc., by Kohei Hattori at the English Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Hebrew rights to Jim Butcher’s THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, book 1 of the Cinder Spires series, along with GRAVE PERIL and SUMMER KNIGHT, the 3rd and 4th books in the Dresden Files, to Yaniv Publishing House by Dalia Ever-Hadani at The Book Publishers Association of Israel in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Russian rights to Seth Dickinson’s THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT, to Eksmo, by Igor Korzhenevski at the Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Turkish rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s WE ARE THE ANTS, and anthology VIOLENT ENDS, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Amy Boggs.

Chinese rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s novella BINTI, to Joanne Li at Science Fiction World Magazine in China, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Turkish rights to NYT bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp’s THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, to Marti, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennifer Udden.

May 312016
 

earthPolish rights to Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH, Book 4 of the Others series, via Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Spanish rights to Jim Butcher’s TURN COAT and CHANGES, the 11th and 12th books in the New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, to NOSOLOROL by Maru De Montserrat at International Editors Co. in association with Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to Cherie Priest’s BONESHAKER, DREADNOUGHT, CLEMENTINE, three books from the Clockwork Century series, to Livre de Poche by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Korean rights to Jo Walton’s  MY REAL CHILDREN, to Design Comma, by Jackie Yang at the Eric Yang Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

French rights to Ekaterina Sedia’s ALCHEMY OF STONE, to Le Belial by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

May 052016
 

Congratulations to all the DMLA authors whose work was named a finalist for a 2016 Locus Award!

Fantasy Novel: Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear

Novella: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

Novelette: “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson,” Elizabeth Bear
“And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” Brooke Bolander

Apr 272016
 

Congratulations to the DMLA authors named finalists for a 2016 Hugo Award!

  • Best novel: The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Best novelette: And You Shall Know Her By the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander
Apr 122016
 

Image for Brooke Bolander, whose "And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead" Congratulations to DMLA client Brooke Bolander, whose “And You Shall Know Her By the Trail of Dead” has been named a finalist for the 2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award!

Mar 312016
 

earthPortuguese rights for Anne Bishop’s VISION IN SILVER, Book 3 of the Others series, to Saida de Emergencia by Jennifer Hoge at International Editors Co. in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Dutch rights to Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH, Book 4 in the Others series, to Sabrina Verbeek at De Fontein, by Philip Sane at the Lennart Sane Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.