Mar 4

Gideon the Ninth wins the 2020 Crawford Award!

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) for a first book of fantasy fiction!

Feb 25

Gideon the Ninth and Dragon Pearl are Nebula Award finalists!

Congratulations to Nebula Award finalists Tamsyn Muir for Gideon the Ninth (Best Novel) and Yoon Ha Lee for Dragon Pearl (Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy)!

Feb 12

Publishers Weekly starred review for Harrow the Ninth

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

“The masterful second genre-bending tale in Muir’s Locked Tomb trilogy (after Gideon the Ninth) ratchets up the horror, hijinks, and gallows humor of the series to a fever pitch. Queer necromancer Harrowhark Nonagesimus, heir to the Ninth House, has gotten everything she’s ever wanted: as a newly minted Lyctor, she’s earned a place by the side of the Necrolord Prime and a chance to revive her dying House. But something went wrong during her transformation, leaving her Lyctorhood incomplete and her health failing, wracked by hallucinations and altered memories. When King Undying summons her to his ancient palace in the far reaches of space, she’s trapped both by its strange corridors and by her faltering mind, with only her detestable rival Ianthe, three ancient and unfriendly fellow Lyctors, and the eccentric Emperor himself for company, as she begins to suspect that someone wants her dead. Muir’s labyrinthine plot raises the stakes of the series as it pushes the characters to their limits, exploring their trauma and anguish while keeping intact the irreverent comedy, grisly necromantic science, and gothic sensibilities that fans expect. Ending on a heart-stopping cliffhanger sure to have readers clamoring for the next installment, this dark, bloody puzzle box of a sequel is a knockout.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Feb 4

2019 Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2019 Locus Recommended Reading List includes Elizabeth Bear, Nicky Drayden, Yoon Ha Lee, and Tamsyn Muir!


Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
Escaping Exodus, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)


The Red-Stained Wings, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)


Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)


Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir ( Publishing)


Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)


“A Time to Reap“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)
“Glass Cannon”, Yoon Ha Lee (Hexarchate Stories)


“Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)


“Lest We Forget“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)

Dec 16

NYPL 2019 Best Books for Adults includes Bear and Muir

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir and Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear are on the New York Public Library’s 2019 Best of list!

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