Jan 26

Locus on The Aeronaut’s Windlass

The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher

“Butcher’s new series, The Cinder Spires, brings a wondrously strange world to life, in which humans live in giant spires, towers of stone that extend for miles, like monolithic city states, protecting humanity from the mist-covered, deadly surface world below. Travel between spires requires airships, and battles between unfriendly spires are common. Captain Grimm of the Predator is a privateer, attacking enemy ships for his home, Spire Albion. The airship battles are in fine maritime style with a few airborne twists as ships maneuver up and down, as well as side to side to bring their guns to bear. Unfortunately, their magic shields are vulnerable, and soon Captain Grimm brings his battered ship into port at Albion, hoping to be able to replace the crystals that power and provide lift for the airships. He makes a deal to get those crystals, but also gets involved with some odd characters, including a etherealist who can see the future and a very intelligent cat named Rowl (several sections are in his point-of-view) and his human. It’s an interesting world, with some terrifying monsters, all together a nicely different sort of steampunk fantasy that promises some interesting developments to come.” — Locus

Jan 4

Lee and Wells among B&N’s most anticipated SF/F books of 2016

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee and The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells are on Barnes & Nobles’ list of “SF/F Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2016.”

Dec 24

I Am Princess X is one of NYPL’s 2015 Best Books for Teens

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of the New York Public Library’s 2015 Best Books for Teens!

Dec 23

The Aeronaut’s Windlass audio is one of Audible’s Best of 2015

The audio editon of The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher is Audible’s Best of 2015 in the Fantasy category!

Dec 22

Buzzfeed’s Best of 2015 includes Dickinson and Butcher

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson is one of Buzzfeed’s Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015 and The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher is one of their Best Fantasy Books Of 2015!

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