Apr 13

2021 Hugo Finalists include Muir and Wells!

The 2020 Hugo Award Finalists include Tamsyn Muir and Martha Wells! Congratulations to all!

Best Novel
Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com)
Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

Best Series
The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

Apr 1

Library Journal on Fugitive Telemetry

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

“Preservation Station was supposed to be a low threat-assessment, but the SecUnit named Murderbot finds itself standing in front of a dead body, facing a mysterious murder. Mensah asks Murderbot to help investigate the death and find out if GrayCris was involved, even though both sides have little trust for each other. Murderbot attempts to work with Senior Officer Indah and her agents, but identifying the dead is the least of their problems. Deceptions and more deaths lead them to smuggling secrets that could expose Preservation to more problems, so of course Murderbot will have to help the humans deal with it. Except this murderer may be as smart as Murderbot, or—Murderbot would never admit—even smarter. Wells’s (Network Effect) flair for balancing Murderbot’s at-length internal monologues with its external voice and decisive actions creates a main character who is addictive. VERDICT Back in novella form for a sixth outing, Murderbot continues to bring intelligence and acerbic commentary on humanity to the forefront.” — Library Journal

Mar 29

Booklist on Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis

Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden

“In Drayden’s Escaping Exodus series, humans carve out lives in the bodies of space creatures called the Zenzee, capturing a new home whenever an old one wears out. In the first volume (Escaping Exodus, 2019), the matriarchal, polyamorous society realized their Zenzee had consciousness, and committed to respecting and restoring their world as much as possible, living with minimum negative impact. This second volume starts with now-ruler Doka and his wife, Seske, fighting for this new reality, which has made many unhappy, leading to political stagnation. Meanwhile, they are uncovering new secrets and issues that introduce even more turbulence. Drayden’s novel trades off humor with dark reality, connecting this sf world to our own questions of cooperation, gender inequality, and, most of all, our relationship to our planet….Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis is, at its core, rooted in a fascinating world that presents intriguing questions to its readers, as well as driven, complex, and often queer characters.” — Booklist

Mar 19

The Queen’s Weapons by Anne Bishop is a USA Today bestseller!

Congratulations to Anne Bishop on The Queen’s Weapons (the second book in the new Black Jewels duology) hitting the the USA Today best-selling books list!

Mar 17

Network Effect is a 2020 Nebula Award finalist!

Network Effect by Martha Wells, the first full-length novel in the Murderbot Diaries series, is a 2020 Nebula Award finalist!

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