Mar 25

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee is a NYT Bestseller! (Redux)

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

Mar 21

Yoon Ha Lee is a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist!

Congratulations to Yoon Ha Lee for his story “The Starship and the Temple Cat” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/1/18) being one of the finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction story of the year!

Mar 18

Wild Country by Anne Bishop is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!

Wild Country by Anne Bishop has debuted on the New York Times fiction bestsellers list at #14 on the print & ebook combined list! It has also debuted at #35 on the USA Today bestsellers list!

Mar 5

Locus on Ancestral Night

Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear

“This book is in conversation with a number of others, first of all with Bear’s own – this future is tied to her Jacob’s Ladder trilogy (Dust, Chill, and Grail) via a mention of that “famous ship from history.” There are also strong echoes of C.J. Cherryh and Iain M. Banks – especially the latter, since the Synarche is clearly a cousin of the Culture: an ancient, galaxy-spanning, multi-species polity dedicated to what we might call rational and utopian values (also prone to snarky ship names, e.g., the Synarche Justice Vessel I’ll Explain It To You Slowly). That, in turn, connects with Haimey’s debates with Farweather about freedom and authenticity, which echo Greg Egan’s frequent examinations of ways of engineering the self (e.g., “Chaff” or “Mister Volition”).

Not that it’s all applied philosophy and psychology. The chases, escapes, and discoveries of ancient alien artifacts and haring across half the galaxy and back again make for as gaudy an adventure as one could want, as does the cast of AIs, sociopathic libertarian pirates, snoozy cats, and particularly a charming giant predatory alien-insectoid cop. And this is just Volume One. I quake to imagine what the encore will be like. ” — Locus

Mar 1

New York Times on Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

“Dragon Pearl is a clever mash-up of Korean mythology and science fiction tropes. With crisp dialogue, a winning protagonist and a propulsive plot, the tale is enormously entertaining. And a heads-up to speculative-averse adults: If you decided Harry Potter was O.K., this is another one that might surprise you.” — The New York Times

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