May 032022
 

A collection of essays from historians, linguists, martial artists, and other experts to help you write more compelling fantasy by getting the facts right

Whether it’s correctly naming the parts of a horse, knowing how lords and ladies address one another, or building a realistic fantasy army, getting the details right takes fantasy writing to the next level. Featuring some of the most popular articles from Dan Koboldt’s Fact in Fantasy blog as well as several never-before-seen essays, this book gives aspiring and established fantasy writers alike an essential foundation to the fascinating history and cultures of our own world, which serve as a jumping-off point for more inspired and convincing fantasy.

Mar 222022
 

Destiny of the Dead is the second novel in a genre-bending series from New York Times bestselling author Kel Kade.

The God of Death is tired of dealing with the living, so he’s decided everyone should die. And he’s found allies. The Berru, an empire of dark mages, has unleashed a terrifying army of monstrous lyksvight upon everyone with a pulse.

While the wealthy and powerful, the kings and queens, abandon the dying world, one group of misfits says no more. Through dogged determination and the ability to bind souls to their dead bodies, Aaslo and his friends fight on.

In the mountains of the far north, another bastion of defense is opened. Cherrí, the avatar of a vengeful fire god, has united the survivors amongst her people and begun her own war on the invaders.

Now, Aaslo and Cherrí must find a way to unite their powers, one divine, the other profane, to throw back the monsters of the Berru, and challenge Death itself.

Feb 222022
 

Tor Books is proud to announce the acquisition Origins of The Wheel of Time: The Legends and Mythologies that Inspired Robert Jordan by Michael Livingston, including a foreword by Harriet McDougal, by Robert Davis via Paul Stevens. The UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by Bella Pagan, Publishing Director of Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint.

Take a deep dive into the real-world history and mythology that inspired the world of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®. Origins of The Wheel of Time is written by Michael Livingston, Secretary-General of the United States Commission on Military History and professor of medieval literature at The Citadel, with a Foreword by Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan’s editor, widow, and executor of his estate.

This companion to the internationally bestselling series will delve into the creation of Robert Jordan’s masterpiece, drawing from interviews and an unprecedented examination of his unpublished notes. Michael Livingston tells the behind-the-scenes story of who Jordan was, how he worked, and why he holds such an important place in modern literature.

Feb 092022
 

Michael Livingston

Award-winning historians Myke Cole and Michael Livingston’s THE KILLING GROUND: A BIOGRAPHY OF THERMOPYLAE, in which the authors explore why tens of thousands of people were willing to die for this tiny, out-of-the-way place, the site of dozens of battles stretching from the 5th century BC to World War II, to Kate Moore at Osprey by Paul Stevens.

Feb 042022
 

Congratulations to our DMLA authors on the 2021 Locus Recommended Reading List!

Novels – Science Fiction

  • The Second Shooter, Nick Mamatas (Solaris)
  • Noor, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
  • Perhaps The Stars, Ada Palmer (Tor; Ad Astra)

Novels – Fantasy

  • Soulstar, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)
  • The Mask of Mirrors, M.A. Carrick (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Novels – Horror

  • A Broken Darkness, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
  • The Death of Jane Lawrence, Caitlin Starling (St. Martin’s)

Young Adult Novels

  • A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

First Novels

  • Machinehood, S.B. Divya (Saga)
  • Star Eater, Kerstin Hall (Tordotcom)
  • The All-Consuming World, Cassandra Khaw (Erewhon)

Illustrated and Art Books

  • After the Rain, Nnedi Okorafor, adapted by John Jennings, art by David Brame (Abrams ComicArts/Megascope)

Novellas

  • A Blessing of Unicorns, Elizabeth Bear (Audible Originals 10/20; Asimov’s 9-10/21)
  • And What Can We Offer You Tonight?, Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock)
  • The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed (ECW)
  • Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor (Tordotcom)
  • The Necessity of Stars, E. Catherine Tobler (Neon Hemlock)
  • Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

Novelettes

  • “The Red Mother”, Elizabeth Bear (Tor.com 6/23/21)
  • “Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story”, Nalo Hopkinson (F&SF 11-12/21)
  • “The Black Pages”, Nnedi Okorafor (Black Stars)
  • “Music of the Siphorophenes”, C.L. Polk (F&SF 3-4/21)
  • “In the Garden of Ibn Ghazi”, Molly Tanzer (F&SF 3-4/21)

Short Stories

  • “The Wishing Pool”, Tananarive Due (Uncanny 7-8/21)
  • “Clap Back”, Nalo Hopkinson (Black Stars)
  • “Proof by Induction”, José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny 5-6/21)
  • “Love, That Hungry Thing”, Cassandra Khaw (Apex 1/21)
  • “Laughter Among the Trees”, Suzan Palumbo (The Dark 2/21)
  • “Of Claw and Bone”, Suzan Palumbo (The Dark 5/21)
Dec 072021
 

Trust is the thread that binds. And the rope that hangs.

In Nadežra, peace is as tenuous as a single thread. The ruthless House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city’s filthy alleys and jewel-bright gardens, seen by those who know where to look.

Derossi Vargo has always known. He has sacrificed more than anyone imagines to carve himself a position of power and influence among the nobility, hiding a will of steel behind a velvet smile. He’ll be damned if he lets anyone threaten what he’s built.

Grey Serrado knows all too well. Bent under the yoke of too many burdens, he fights to protect the city’s most vulnerable. Sooner or later, that fight will demand more than he can give.

And Ren, daughter of no clan, knows best of all. Caught in a knot of lies, torn between her heritage and her aristocratic masquerade, she relies on her gift for reading pattern to survive. And it shows her the web of darkness that traps her city.

But all three have yet to discover just how far that web stretches. And in the end, it will take more than wits and knives to cut themselves free.

Oct 052021
 

The Rim rebellion was glorious—and doomed from the start. Brilliant Rim Confederation Navy space ship captain Jared Clement skuttled his career and professional life by joining the rebels against the overwhelming force of the 5 Suns Alliance. The rebel cause was just. That didn’t matter. Ten years later, Clement regrets nothing, but would prefer to be left alone to his thoughts and drink. But a new chance to command a ship of incredible potential is thrust in his lap—humanity’s first truly faster-than-light vessel. The destination: Trinity, a newly discovered star system where strange signs of possible space farers may lead to humanity’s first alien encounter. Or to interstellar war. Humanity is on the brink of a new age, and everything depends on one crusty star ship captain, his gritty crew, and the Beauregard, a ship that was never meant to wage war turned into a weapon-bristling battleship that will either propel humanity to ultimate destruction—or into a new starfaring age of exploration and conflict. And along the way, a noble lost cause—one Captain Jared Clement—may finally get his revenge. And find his redemption.

Sep 302021
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Alex Bledsoe’s DANDELION, to Addi Black at Blackstone, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.

Audio rights to Lindsay Portnoy’s GAME ON? BRAIN ON!: The Surprising Relationship between Play and Gray, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Sep 082021
 

Author of the Tufa Series, Alex Bledsoe’s DANDELION, in which a former marine with the ability to cast out demons tries to help a woman who had a botched exorcism, only to discover that there are other, more powerful demons in town, to John G. Hartness at Falstaff Books by Paul E. Stevens.

Aug 312021
 

Brazilian rights to Katherine Addison’s THE GOBLIN EMPEROR, to Morro Branco by Cristina Purchio at International Editors’, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

Czech rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Dobrovsky, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Czech rights to Neil Sharpson’s WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS, to Planeta9 by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Jennie Goloboy.

Czech rights to Kel Kade’s FREE THE DARKNESS and REIGN OF MADNESS, to Fantom Print by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Paul E. Stevens.

Czech rights to Ronald Malfi’s COME WITH ME, to Dobrovsky by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier or Cameron McClure.