Jun 302022
 

Catalan rights to Nebula Award winner Premee Mohamed’s THESE LIFELESS THINGS and AND WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU TONIGHT, to Chronos, by Amaiur Fernández at International Editors’ Co. in association with Michael Curry.

Hungarian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s TURN COAT and CHANGES, books 11 and 12 in the Dresden Files series, to Delta Vision, by Maša Ivanović at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Jun 292022
 

Locus: Premee Mohamed’s And What Can We Offer You Tonight is also a stunning (and Nebula-nominated) example of what short fiction can do…sharp and full of contained fury. Mohamed’s world is a brutal one where people deemed unuseful are culled by the authorities. If you are not fabulously wealthy or serving said one-percenters, you are not likely to live long. That makes Jewel’s job as a high-priced courtesan her literal lifeline. When a fellow sex worker is murdered by a client, then suddenly returns from the dead with nothing left to lose, Jewel is thrust into the mystery. Is solving it worth her own death? The story, however, is only loosely about who the murderer is. Instead, it’s a barely controlled scream about power and abuse that infuriates and satisfies. If this were novel length, it would be overwhelming. But here…Mohamed distills keenly felt emotions into a heady shot.

Jun 022022
 

Congratulations to our DMLA authors for their 2021 Nebula Awards Wins!

Nebula Award for Novella

And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

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

The award administrators note:
“Author Martha Wells graciously declined her nomination as a novella finalist this year for Fugitive Telemetry: Murderbot Diaries, Book 6, published by Tordotcom. Wells felt that the Murderbot Diaries series has already received incredible praise from her industry peers and wanted to open the floor to highlight other works within the community.”
May 252022
 

Tor.com: It’s no small achievement to tell a compelling story across the three books of a trilogy. That’s challenge enough, but for a handful of writers, simply doing that isn’t quite enough. I can think of a handful of examples of this, which takes the already-difficult task of following a novel with a sequel done in a new genre and further complicates things. Jeff VanderMeer’s done it twice, with the Southern Reach and Ambergris trilogies.And having read Premee Mohamed’s The Void Ascendant, I can confirm that she’s pulled it off as well with her Beneath the Rising trilogy.

Titles are funny things, and The Void Ascendant might well have the most inaccurate title imaginable. This is a maximalist narrative, with Mohamed throwing both knowing pop culture references and thematically-resonant explorations of trust, forgiveness, and justice into the mix. This is a book, and a trilogy, that can encompass entire genres in thoroughly unexpected ways. And it brings a memorable and accomplished trilogy to a close with aplomb.

May 182022
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors chosen as 2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Noor, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

FANTASY NOVEL
The Witness for the Dead, Katherine Addison (Tor; Solaris)

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

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

FIRST NOVEL
Machinehood, S.B. Divya (Saga)
The All-Consuming World, Cassandra Khaw (Erewhon)

NOVELLA
A Blessing of Unicorns, Elizabeth Bear (Audible Originals 10/20; Asimov’s 9-10/21)
Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor (Tordotcom)
Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

NOVELETTE
“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)

SHORT STORY
“Proof by Induction“, José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny 5-6/21)

May 102022
 

The mindblowing, cosmic conclusion to the breakout Beneath the Rising trilogy.

SURVIVAL HAS CONSEQUENCES

Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family—servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed his home.

Now, he’s been offered a chance to rid the multiverse of the Ancient Ones, past and present and forever, although he’ll have to betray his new masters to do it.

The first step is jailbreaking a god—and that’s the easy part…

Apr 282022
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who were chosen as 2022 Igynte Awards Finalists!

Best Novel: Young Adult
A Snake Falls To Earth – Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

Best Novella
Nothing But Blackened Teeth – Cassandra Khaw (Tor Nightfire)

Best Novelette
“The Music of the Siphorophenes” – CL Polk (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)

Best Comics Team
Abbott: 1973 – Saladin Ahmed (writer) (Boom! Studios)

The Ember Award (for unsung contributions to genre)
Tananarive Due

Apr 202022
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA writers have been nominated for the 2022 Aurora Awards!

Best Novel

  • A Broken Darkness, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
  • Soulstar, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)

Best Novelette/Novella

  • The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed (ECW)
  • These Lifeless Things, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
Apr 142022
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who have been selected as 2022 Hugo Award Finalists.

BEST SERIES

The Kingston Cycle, by C. L. Polk (Tordotcom)
Terra Ignota, by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Proof by Induction”, by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)

BEST SEMIPROZINE

S.B. Divya as editor and Premee Mohamed as assistant editor from the Escape Pod team

LODESTAR AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

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

ASTOUNDING AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Micaiah Johnson (2nd year of eligibility)