Apr 23
2019

Publishers Weekly on The Red-Stained Wings

The Red-Stained WIngs by Elizabeth Bear

“In this satisfyingly complex sequel to The Stone in the Skull, the descendants of the Alchemical Emperor vie for dominion over the remnants of his empire, or for simple survival for themselves and their people. In the city of Sarathai-tia, the young rajni, Mrithuri, faces a siege by the power-hungry raja Anuraja. She is supported by her own court and by new arrivals­including Serhan, the Dead Man, a former bodyguard and her new lover­but one of her inner circle may be a traitor. Anuraja holds hostage Sayeh Rajni, the trans or “third-sex” ruler of Ansh-Sahal, whose realm was destroyed by a volcanic eruption caused by Anuraja’s wizard accomplice, Ravani. Sayeh’s son, Drupada, has been kidnapped by a fourth royal, raja Himadra, who hopes to assume guardianship over the boy and thus control the refugees and army of Ansh-Sahal. And Serhan’s friend the Gage, a brass automaton with a human soul, continues his journey through a poisonous landscape in search of the Singing City of the dragons and possible allies there. Sorcery and scheming successfully propel the characters and plot lines of this rich and lovely India-tinged fantasy.” — Publishers Weekly

Apr 8
2019

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee is a NYT Bestseller! (4th week)

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee remains on the New York Times middle grade hardcover best sellers list, this time at #8! Congratulations again, Yoon!

Apr 4
2019

2019 Hugo Finalists include Lee, Wells, and Ahmed!

The 2019 Hugo Award Finalists include Yoon Ha Lee, Martha Wells, and Saladin Ahmed! Congratulations to all!

Best Novel
Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Best Novella
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Series
Machineries of Empire by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Best Graphic Story
Abbott written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

Apr 1
2019

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee is a NYT Bestseller! (3rd week)

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee remains at #4 on the New York Times middle grade hardcover best sellers list! Congratulations again, Yoon!

Mar 29
2019

Publishers Weekly starred review for The Toll

The Toll by Cherie Priest

“Priest (The Family Plot) spins a small, swampy urban legend into a riveting, swelteringly atmospheric story that questions just how far the residents of a Southern town will go to forget, or appease, a past they cannot bear to confront. Cameron Spratford has lived with his elderly cousins Claire and Daisy in Staywater, Ga., since his parents abandoned him there as a toddler. Although everyone in Staywater encourages Cam to leave, he is content to remain—until Titus Bell arrives. Titus and his wife, Melanie, are traveling through the Okefenokee Swamp when they arrive at a strange, one-lane bridge. Sometime later, Titus wakes up in the middle of the road, alone. He makes his way to Staywater and, while awaiting news of Melanie, begins to shake the secrets of the town loose. Cameron gradually discovers the truth about the bridge outside Staywater, the role Claire and Daisy played in bringing peace there once, and what they are willing to do to keep Cameron safe. Priest keeps the supernatural elements grounded by developing nuanced characters who feel as though they could walk off the page. Moody and mysterious, this gothic tale touches the heart even as it wraps chilly fingers around the spine.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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