Jan 31
2018

All Systems Red nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award

Congratulations to Martha Wells on All Systems Red being nominated for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award!

Dec 26
2017

The Prey of Gods is one of Book Riot’s Best Books of 2017

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden is one of Book Riot’s Best Books of 2017! Congratulations, Nicky!

“In the first two chapters of The Prey of Gods, a dolphin and a crab have sex while a sentient robot achieves consciousness, and it only gets stranger and more fabulous from there. Blending urban fantasy and science fiction, this South Africa-set novel is packed with wild, raucous fun: demigods reclaim their powers, robots rise up, a new club drug gives humans godlike abilities, a trans politician embraces her inner diva, queer teens fall for each other, a dik-dik infestation gets adorably out of control, and more. Somehow, thanks to a rip-roaring story and Drayden’s expansive imagination, it all coheres into the most fun you can have in 2017.” — Book Riot

Dec 21
2017

Brimstone is one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017

Brimstone by Cherie Priest is one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017! Congratulations, Cherie!

Dec 18
2017

L.A. Times on The Prey of Gods

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

“Nicky Drayden’s debut novel takes place in a future South Africa where robots have made life easier. The problem is the robots are starting to gain sentience, and it’s only a matter of time before they rebel. This book has a lot going on; it’s told from multiple individual points of view, seemingly disparate stories that come together as the book progresses… Drayden takes her story in unexpected directions, with unrepentant action and a surprising amount of depth. This book certainly isn’t for everyone; it’s definitely strange and unexpected, with plot twists and turns along the way. If weird is something you enjoy in a read, then you’ll likely appreciate “The Prey of Gods,” one of the most inventive debut novels of 2017.” — L.A. Times

Dec 14
2017

L.A. Times on All Systems Red

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries 1) by Martha Wells

“The first in a four-part series called “The Murderbot Diaries,” Martha Wells’ novella follows a self-aware robot, who calls itself (you guessed it) Murderbot. The artificial being, which hacked itself to achieve autonomy, is tasked with protecting a team of scientists on a distant planet from an unknown threat. This book wastes no time in getting to the action. It’s a testament to Wells’ talent that this book’s plot and its characters feel as well fleshed out as any full-length novel. It’s hard not to immediately sympathize with a misanthropic robot ­ can’t we all understand the desire to just binge-watch TV instead of dealing with people? Wells imbued Murderbot with extraordinary humanity, and while this is a fun read, don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not a profound one.” — L.A. Times

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