Dec 10
2018

Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2018

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson is on the Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice list for 2018! Congratulations, Seth!

Dec 7
2018

Amazon’s Best science fiction and fantasy of 2018

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells is one of Amazon’s Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2018! Congratulations, Martha!

Dec 5
2018

School Library Journal starred review for Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

“Min is a supernatural creature, a fox spirit, with the ability to use fox-magic, called the Charm, to change her appearance and persuade others to do things. All her life, her mother has told her to avoid using the Charm, as foxes are mistrusted and looked down upon by the rest of society. When an investigator comes to their home inquiring after her brother Jun, who he claims has deserted from his place in the Space Forces, Min takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of him. Her travels take her from a gambling house run by a disowned relative to the ship where her brother was last stationed, the Pale Lightning. The more Min learns about her brother’s disappearance, the more she suspects foul play and all signs seem to be leading to the discovery of the Dragon Pearl, an ancient relic with great powers and value. The story’s climax features multiple surprises and betrayals, in a quick but unhurried pace. Lee skillfully weaves Korean folklore into this space opera narrative, creating dynamic and relatable characters. The ending is satisfying, tying up loose ends, but leaving room for a sequel. VERDICT With ghosts, pirates, and a rollicking space adventure, there’s a little something for everyone here. A recommended purchase for all middle grade collections.” — School Library Journal, Starred Review

Nov 9
2018

Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2018 includes Drayden and Kowal

Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2018 includes both Temper by Nicky Drayden and The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal!

Nov 6
2018

Booklist on Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

“Min is shocked to hear her brother, Jun, has deserted the Space Force in search of the legendary Dragon Pearl. Eager to prove his innocence, she sets out to find him, and to do so, she’ll need to use her family’s ancestral magic—they’re shape-shifting fox spirits who have preternatural charm—a skill that has not endeared them to others. Along the way, Min outthinks pesky space security, earns money at a gambling den, survives a laser fight with mercenaries, impersonates a dead cadet, and breaks a planet-wide quarantine of the Fourth Colony to rid it of its vengeful ghostly inhabitants. Luckily, she has some new friends on her side, Haneul, a female dragon, and Sujun, a nonbinary goblin. Lee’s written a unique space opera infused with elements of traditional Korean mythology. Not only are Lee’s characters refreshingly diverse both in race and gender identity, but the mythology mixed with sf means there is something for many readers to enjoy. Billed as a stand-alone, this is ideal for readers who want fantasy epics without the commitment to multivolume stories.” — Booklist

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