Jun 30
2017

Barnes & Noble SFF on The Prey of Gods

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

“Her style is utterly unique. There’s a freshness in the tone and pace that ensures The Prey of Gods isn’t just going to be one of the best science fiction (or is it fantasy?) novels of the year, but also, hopefully, a launching point to many more raucous, evocative works from its author.

What Drayden has accomplished is important and impressive, particularly for a debut. She has populated a sci-fi universe with fully fleshed personalities spanning disparate walks of life, some more underrepresented than others, and has made each of them into characters complete and compelling—irreverently funny, beautifully and empathetically drawn. There are depths to The Prey of Gods that make it both an endlessly enjoyable read and the start of something truly promising—not another sci-fi trilogy, but a career to follow.” — Barnes & Noble SFF

Jun 28
2017

Ninefox Gambit wins Locus Award!

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee has won the 2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel!

Jun 26
2017

Barnes & Noble SFF on Raven Stratagem

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

“Yoon Ha Lee blew up like a supernova last year with the release of his debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, earning a double fistful of award nominations (among them the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards) for a brainy, intricate space opera as much about identity, the politics of empire, and grief, as it is about flashy space battles and a revolution within a mathematically constructed super-empire known as the Hexarchate…Lee’s ability to balance high science fiction concepts­—worlds, cultures, and weapons—­with a deep examination of character—­tragic flaws, noble purpose, and societal ideas—­is nigh unprecedented in space opera.

Raven Stratagem more than lives up to the promise of its predecessor, continuing the intriguing double-sided story of Shuos Jedao, the enigmatic tactician reborn and looking to make things right once and for all. It is a challenging read, but it’s not all philosophizing and waxing poetically about scattering of stars in the Hexarchate. There’s a ton of action, and when it hits, it hits hard. There’s literally a climactic battle in which two space fleets just throw math at each other, and it’s spectacular. Only a mad genius could pull off that maneuver in style­—and that madman’s name is Yoon Ha Lee.” – Barnes & Noble SFF

Jun 23
2017

Bishop, Lee, and Wells on Amazon’s Best SFF of 2017 so far

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee, and All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries 1) by Martha Wells are all included on Amazon’s Best science fiction and fantasy of 2017 so far list!

Jun 21
2017

Tor.com on All Systems Red

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

“The action-mystery-adventure element to All Systems Red is a lot of fun. Wells has a really tight grasp of tension and pacing, and a truly polished skill with turning a phrase. The language in All Systems Red draws no attention to itself, but Wells has a knack for making even unobtrusive prose slid into a vivid line that brings a whole paragraph to life. But the real appeal of All Systems Red is the voice… All Systems Red a really fun piece of science fiction adventure with compelling characters and great pacing.” — Tor.com

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