Jun 10
2021

Publishers Weekly on Million Dollar Demon

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison

“Picking up from 2020’s American Demon, Harrison’s 15th The Hollows urban fantasy pits her enduring heroine against a new fearsome foe while still delivering the soap operatic supernatural machinations fans expect. The struggle for control of Cincinnati heats up when master vampire Constance Corson makes it clear that the city isn’t big enough for both her and witch-born demon Rachel Morgan. To protect her friends and save her home, Rachel must fight back with every spell, charm, and ally at her disposal. It won’t be easy: she’s on the outs with her demon mentor, Al; on the verge of homelessness thanks to Constance’s machinations; and her lover, Trent Kalamack, is out of town. While he’s away, Rachel must resist the deadly allure of Pike, her vampiric foil who walks the line between reluctant ally and uneasy enemy. Meanwhile, she’s wrapped up in the intrigues of myriad supernatural factions, caught between friendship and obligation—and if she succeeds in ousting Constance, she may need to accept a level of power and responsibility she’s never wanted. This entry relies on the substantial worldbuilding of the previous novels, which will satisfy existing fans but may leave new readers struggling to catch up. For dedicated readers, however, this proves a rousing addition to the series.” — Publishers Weekly

Jun 7
2021

Network Effect wins Nebula Award!

Congratulations to Martha Wells on Network Effect, the first full-length novel in the Murderbot Diaries series, winning the 2020 Nebula Award for Best Novel!

Jun 4
2021

Amazon Best of June SFF includes Harrison and Hall

Amazon’s Best of the Month SFF for June includes both
Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison and Star Eater by Kerstin Hall!

Jun 2
2021

Library Journal on Million Dollar Demon

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison

“Constance Corson, the new subrosa, or master vampire, of present-day Cincinnati, has finally arrived, and she’s ready to take out protagonist Rachel Morgan. As Rachel looks for a new home in the Hollows, she learns that many Inderlander vampires are being forced from their homes so that Constance and her group can move in. Unable to ignore the problem, Rachel starts bringing the evicted Inderlanders into a partially destroyed church for temporary residence. Everywhere she turns, Rachel finds that Constance is bullying her friends, cutting off supplies, and terrorizing everyone in her way. To stop Constance, Rachel might need to usurp her role as Cincinnati’s subrosa—and take control of the city—which is more than Rachel believes she can handle. With the return of long-standing characters and the addition of some new faces, Harrison’s new entry in the series reveals Rachel to be a flawed but tenacious person who puts personal ties before power. VERDICT Rachel Morgan comes back strong in her 15th outing (after American Demon), as she takes on a new master vampire and finds herself dealing with emotional turmoil and high-stakes action in equal measures.” — Library Journal

May 13
2021

NPR on Fugitive Telemetry

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

“Martha Wells’ newest entry in her award-winning, nerd-charming, trope-bending Murderbot series, FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, is a lot of things that you probably don’t expect.

One of Wells’ superpowers has long been her ability to pack an epic’s worth of material into a very small package. And here, she uses the condensed timeline and single location as a way to put Murderbot in a situation of constant moral reckoning.

Sure, there’s no end here without a showdown, some explosions, a cool robot fight and a messy conclusion full of smugglers, broken glass and gunfire. But how a person (a thing, an object in the process of becoming something else) made to enforce rules, that willed itself into being by breaking them and now compelled to abide by them, gets there without doing itself further moral compromise is the tension that Wells creates. Murderbot was made to be Murderbot. That will never change.

The question is, can it choose to be more?” — NPR

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