May 062021
 

Publishers Weekly: Malfi impresses in this taut, supernaturally tinged mystery, an intriguing variation on the well-worn serial killer plot….Malfi sticks the landing with a powerful denouement. There’s plenty here to enjoy.

Apr 302021
 

Chinese rights to Robert McCammon’s THE LISTENER, to Yilin Press, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Czech rights to Skye Warren’s THE PAWN, THE KNIGHT and THE CASTLE, to Dobrovsky, in a three-book deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Danish rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, FOOL MOON, and GRAVE PERIL, the first three books in the Dresden Files series, to Superlux, by Elin Rydner at Lennart Sane Agency AB in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Hungarian rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s WHITE NIGHT and SMALL FAVOR, books 9 and 10 in the Dresden Files series, to Delta Vision, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

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)

Mar 312021
 

Chinese rights to James Scott Bell’s SUPER STRUCTURE, to China Renmin University Press in a renewal, by Yijhen Lee at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Czech rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE, to Albatros Media by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Danish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Delphiki, by Philip Sane at The Lennart Sane Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Danish rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s TIME OF OUR LIVES, to Palatium, by Philip Sane and Elin Rydner at Lennart Sane Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Japanese rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s GIDEON THE NINTH, the first book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, to Hayakawa, by Kohei Hattori at the English Agency (Japan) Ltd. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Polish rights to Robert McCamon’s BOY’S LIFE, SWAN SONG, USHER’S PASSING and THE LISTENER, to Vesper, in a four-book deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Turkish rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s HARROW THE NINTH, the second book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, and also PRINCESS FLORALINDA AND THE FORTY-FLIGHT TOWER, to Ithaki, by Merve Öngen at ONK Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Turkish rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BURNING WHITE, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Mar 102021
 

NPR: Machinehood takes its rightful place alongside the work of William Gibson, Malka Older, Isaac Asimov, Pat Cadigan, Vandana Singh, and Rudy Rucker as it engages with many of the topics we are wrestling with already, from bodily autonomy and privacy, to 24/7 news, invisible labor, influencer culture, disability, and political and military decisions based on assumptions forged in the past, rather than looking forward. This is an ambitious goal, and one that Machinehood achieves without losing touch with its humanity.

Mar 022021
 

From the Hugo Award nominee S.B. Divya, Zero Dark Thirty meets The Social Network in this science fiction thriller about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labor rights in a near future dominated by the gig economy.

Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her. It’s 2095 and people don’t usually die from violence. Humanity is entirely dependent on pills that not only help them stay alive, but allow them to compete with artificial intelligence in an increasingly competitive gig economy. Daily doses protect against designer diseases, flow enhances focus, zips and buffs enhance physical strength and speed, and juvers speed the healing process.

All that changes when Welga’s client is killed by The Machinehood, a new and mysterious terrorist group that has simultaneously attacked several major pill funders. The Machinehood operatives seem to be part human, part machine, something the world has never seen. They issue an ultimatum: stop all pill production in one week.

Global panic ensues as pill production slows and many become ill. Thousands destroy their bots in fear of a strong AI takeover. But the US government believes the Machinehood is a cover for an old enemy. One that Welga is uniquely qualified to fight.

Welga, determined to take down the Machinehood, is pulled back into intelligence work by the government that betrayed her. But who are the Machinehood and what do they really want?

A thrilling and thought-provoking novel that asks: if we won’t see machines as human, will we instead see humans as machines?

Feb 282021
 

Chinese rights to Robert Sheckley’s DIMENSIONS OF SHECKLEY, to Eight Light Minutes (China), by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

Estonian rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s DEATH MASKS and BLOOD RITES, books 5 and 6 in the Dresden Files series, to Kirjastus Fantaasia, by Maša Ivanović at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Farsi rights to New York Times bestselling author Martha Wells’ THE CLOUD ROADS, the first novel in her Books of the Raksura series, to Porteghaal Publishing House, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s The Locked Tomb trilogy (GIDEON THE NINTH, HARROW THE NINTH, ALECTO THE NINTH), to Actes Sud, in a pre-empt, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s REMOTE CONTROL, to L’ecole des Loisirs, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

French rights to Robert Sheckley’s a collection of short stories, to Editions Argyll, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

French rights to Robert Sheckley’s THE JOURNEY BEYOND TOMORROW and THE STATUS CIVILIZATION to Editions Goater, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

French rights to Martha Wells’ FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, the newest installment in the New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series, to L’Atlante, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Hebrew rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED and MURDER OF CROWS, the first two books in the Others series, to Alma Books, by Beverley Levit at The Israeli Association Of Book Publishers Ltd. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Hungarian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to PALLAS ATHÉNÉ KÖNYVKIADO, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.