Feb 5
2018

2017 Locus Recommended Reading List

The 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List includes Yoon Ha Lee, Elizabeth Bear, Nicky Drayden, Martha Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Lucy Taylor! Congratulations to all!

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION
Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

NOVELS – FANTASY
The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)

FIRST NOVELS
The Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager US)

NOVELLAS
All Systems Red, Martha Wells, (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTES
“The Worshipful Society of Glovers”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Uncanny 7-8/17)
“The Chameleon’s Gloves”, Yoon Ha Lee (Cosmic Powers)
“Extracurricular Activities”, Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com 2/15/17)
“Sweetlings”, Lucy Taylor (Tor.com 5/3/17)

Dec 8
2017

The Stone in the Skull is one of B&N SFF’s Best of 2017

The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear is on the list of Barnes & Noble SFF’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017. Congratulations again, Bear!

They also chose twelve “alternate universe picks” (effectively runners-up), including The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden, Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee, and All Systems Red by Martha Wells!

Dec 5
2017

B&N SFF on Ninefox Gambit

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

As part of a column on “Numbers-Obsessed Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels for Math Geeks,” Barnes & Noble SFF had this to say about Ninefox Gambit:

“This is one of those books that can’t be adequately described; better to silently hand it to someone and nod sagely, implying with your expression that this is the book that will change everything. Describing the universe Lee creates here isn’t easy, but here’s a go at it: it’s a consensus reality, shaped by the shared and very rigid belief of the inhabitants, belief is controlled by numbers, equations, and other mathematical processes. Reality itself is therefore governed by an accepted application of formula—but what happens if there’s a rebellion of thought? In our own world, cutting-edge math and physics are merely disturbing. In Lee’s, they upset the very fabric of reality.”

Nov 14
2017

All Systems Red and Raven Stratagem on Amazon’s Best of 2017

All Systems Red by Martha Wells and Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee are on Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Science Fiction & Fantasy list! Congratulations to both Martha and Yoon!

Aug 24
2017

Library Journal starred review for Raven Stratagem

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

“Gen. Shuos Jedao, a 400-plus-year-old master strategist and mass murderer, was anchored to Capt. Kel Charis in the Hugo- and Nebula Award-nominated Ninefox Gambit. As this sequel opens, Jedao has survived an assassination attempt and taken over another military Swarm. While he is willing to fight off the Hanf who have invaded local space, his goal seems to be the destruction of the hexarchate, the rigid social and political structure that he feels has grown corrupt. Meanwhile, the hexarchate leaders are scrambling to control the man they use as their ultimate weapon. Lee has leveraged the adage that any seemingly advanced science can look like magic to create truly bizarre technologies, starting with a society based so rigidly on a special calendar that any who stray from its rules are executed as heretics. While the parasitic arrangement between Charis and Jedao created interesting character developments in book one, it shifts here to an even more unreliable narrator dynamic. VERDICT While there is plenty of gripping space opera action, the real pleasure of this series is the inventive worldbuilding.” — Library Journal, Starred Review

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