Jul 8

Tor.com on Star Eater (second review)

Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

“Kerstin Hall’s Star Eater is a stunner of a novel. As debuts go, it’s up there with Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead, A.K. Larkwood’s The Unspoken Name, and Arkady Martine’s A Memory Called Empire, and—to me, at least—a little reminiscent of all three. Hall’s prose is precise and striking, her characters compelling, and her narrative—well, damn. Damn. To say nothing of the worldbuilding: the bloody, visceral, deeply embodied queerness of its reified metaphors, the personal and political freight borne by the control and regimentation of the female body and its reproductive and generative potential, flesh consumed to fuel a society built on a fundamental act of theft… there are layers here. This novel has teeth and claws and it’s not afraid to use them—but it’s also a lot of fun, and undergirt with a generous helping of kindness. It’s absolutely fantastic. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” — Tor.com

Jul 1

Network Effect wins Locus Award!

Congratulations to Martha Wells on Network Effect, the first full-length novel in the Murderbot Diaries series, winning the 2021 Locus Award for Science Fiction Novel!

Jun 29

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison is a USA Today bestseller!

More good news! Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison has also debuted at #11 on the USA Today bestseller list!

Congratulations again, Kim!

Jun 28

Tor.com on Star Eater

Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

“Engrossing, horrifying, and vivid, Kerstin Hall’s debut novel Star Eater is a hard one to talk about. This is in part simply because there’s so much there there—so much inventive worldbuilding, so much carefully structured power, so many things I want to exclaim over.

Star Eater is a magical consideration of what it means to destroy a power structure. It’s an intimate, gripping exploration of what people are willing to do to maintain the systems that they believe maintain the world; it’s also a story that asks what doors might be opened if we could truly envision a world unlike the one we live in now.. Hall mixes her unique worldbuilding with familiar tropes—the chosen one, the love triangle(ish), the conspiracy, the mentor figures, the loss of a mother—and the combination creates a book that feels both familiar and unnervingly strange.” — Tor.com

Jun 24

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison is a New York Times bestseller!

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison has debuted at #15 on the New York Times Combined Print & E-Book list!

Congratulations, Kim!

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