Jul 092019
 

Dragons vs Firefighters vs the Phoenix. The scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters.

With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are tranquilized and locked up, rather than killed. But for Tamerica Williams, this job filled with action and danger, has become tediously routine.

When a new threat emerges, a legendary bird of fire – the Phoenix – it’s the perfect task for Williams. But killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger, spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy. Will it prove to be too much excitement, even for adrenalin-junkie Williams?

Jun 182019
 

The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.

After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law–in every way–or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.

Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege as a member of the Kongo elite after ten grueling years of training. But everything changes when a new student arrives speaking dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people’s misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live–or die–without fear.

May 022019
 

In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people.

Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.

If Bela can lead them to their ultimate destination, will the magic they find be their redemption – or their destruction?

Apr 302019
 

Czech rights to Eliza Maxwell’s THE SHADOW WRITER, to Euromedia by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

German rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s THE FOUNDERS TRILOGY, to Blanvalet, in a three-book deal, at auction, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

German rights to NYT bestselling author Kel Kade’s FATE OF THE FALLEN, to Heyne, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Sarah Knofius and Bastian Schluck at Thomas Schlueck Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Paul E. Stevens.

Turkish rights to Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Cinar Yayinlari, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

 

Apr 042019
 

Publishers Weekly: Gomillion debuts with a gut-punch Afrofuturist novel that examines the incalculable damage systemic racism wreaks on individuals and societies, and the many forms liberation can take. Sometime in the future, in the aftermath of WWIII, societies enforce peace through rigidly controlled racial hierarchies. That control includes using medication to erase the memories of the less privileged. Born in the remnants of America, Arika Cobane inhabits the upper echelons of the race of dark-skinned laborers known as the Kongo, trained by her white teachers to be a record keeper and write false histories that reinforce social norms. As rumors spread of rebels challenging the state’s authority, a new Kongo student, Hosea Khan, enters Arika’s class, shocking her by openly questioning the violence committed against the Kongo people on the pretext of upholding peace. Arika helps Hosea nurse injured laborers, confronts her complicity in the structures of power that perpetuate the Kongo’s enslavement, and devotes herself to tearing those structures apart, starting by leading an uprising against the school’s teachers and administrators. This intellectually rich, emotional, and ruthlessly honest confrontation of racism proves Gomillion is a critically important new voice.

Apr 022019
 

SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy trilogy SEABORN, in which a matriarchal sea-faring culture faces invasion by an airborne armada intent on eradicating the use of forbidden magic, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul Stevens.

Dec 132018
 

SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy novella BLACK CROW, WHITE SNOW, in which a desperate group of women warriors fights across a frozen wasteland in search of a mythical weapon they hope will repel a hostile invasion, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul E. Stevens.

Nov 302018
 

a pair of black ear budsDebut author Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.

Dan Koboldt’s PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION, with foreword by NYT bestselling author Chuck Wendig, a collection of essays from scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help authors get the science right and create more compelling fiction, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens, with Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner representing Wendig.

Oct 162018
 

Cover of Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres, Edited by Dan Koboldt.Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres–science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers.

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you:
 

  • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction.
  • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy.
  • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers.
  • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas.

Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction.

Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from “Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy,” Dan Koboldt’s popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

Sep 042018
 

Cover of Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby.A floating prison is home to Earth’s unwanted people, where they are forgotten… but not yet dead, in this wild science fiction adventure

Deep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena “Horror” Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a fresh batch of prisoners and supplies to squabble over. But the delivery includes two new surprises: a drone, and a baby. Earth Senator Linda Dolfuse wants evidence of the bloodthirsty gangs to justify the government finally eradicating the wasters dumped on Oubliette. There’s only one problem: the baby in the drone’s video may be hers.