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.

Jan 182021
 

Author of BENEATH THE RISING Premee Mohamed’s AND WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU TONIGHT, a story of murder and vengeance in a city where anyone without a valid employment wristband can legally be hunted and killed by the government, to Dave Ring at Neon Hemlock, for publication in summer 2021, by Michael Curry.

Dec 162020
 

NPR: Elatsoe – Ellie to her friends – is an asexual Lipan Apache girl who can raise the ghosts of dead animals, in a world where fairies and vampires are acknowledged members of American society. When she’s visited in a dream by a cousin telling her he’s been murdered, she and her parents resolve to support his widow and child through their mourning – as well as solve the mystery of his murder and bring his killer to justice. Warm and spooky, charming and devastating by turns, Elatsoe brims over with love and deep grief, held in the stronger arms of family and community.

Dec 142020
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who made NPR’s Books Concierge Best of the Year 2020 list!

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS by Micaiah Johnson
ELATSOE by Darcie Little Badger
HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
IKENGA by Nnedi Okorafor
THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN by C.L. Polk
NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells

Dec 092020
 

Author of ELATSOE Darcie Little Badger’s A SNAKE FALLS TO EARTH, a tale influenced by traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure about a girl from Earth and a Cottonmouth kid from the land of spirits and monsters who agree to help each other save their families, to Nick Thomas at Levine Querido, for publication in fall 2021, by Michael Curry.