Apr 26

Locus on Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

“In the latest title from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, Korean-American author Yoon Ha Lee transports traditional Korean animal folklore to space in an interplanetary adventure with all the thrills, spills, and surprises that younger teens could want.

It’s an obvious page-turner, and Yoon Ha Lee has nailed what the younger action crowd craves.

There are some very funny moments in Dragon Pearl and plenty of angsty ones as well. There is no romance at all which fits well with the needs of the likely younger audience (and would have spoiled all the action bits, so is not missed).

For good clean outer space fun with the nice addition of Korean folklore and plenty of engaging characters, (both good and evil), Dragon Pearl gets the job done. Also, a shout out to Vivienne To for the stunning cover art – it’s impossible not to love that shot of Min in all her glory, getting ready to take on the universe to find out the truth.” — Locus Magazine

Apr 23

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

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 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

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!

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