REVIEW: “A phantasmagoric murder mystery that wails, chants, laments, and changes shape as audaciously as the mythical beings populating its narrative.” —Kirkus, on THE CITY OF LOST FORTUNES (starred review)

“A phantasmagoric murder mystery that wails, chants, laments, and changes shape as audaciously as the mythical beings populating its narrative. […] The engaging style, facility with folklore, and, above all, impassioned love for the city its characters call home keeps you enraptured by the book’s most chilling and outrageous plot twists.” —Kirkus (starred review), on THE CITY OF LOST FORTUNES [review]

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NEWS: THE UNFINISHED LAND by Greg Bear Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

NYT bestseller and multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Greg Bear’s THE UNFINISHED LAND, about a time of great peril—the sailing of the Spanish Armada—when a young man is transported in a wrecked fishing boat to a lost island at the top of the world, to be caught up in a war that pits gods against monsters and humans against the slavery of history, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2019, by Richard Curtis at Richard Curtis Associates. (NA).  UK/ translation: Baror International.​

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NEWS: Nebula Awards Nomination Period Now Open + Free Stuff for SFWA Members

This year’s Nebula Awards nomination period is now open.

From November 15 to February 15, Active and Associate SFWA members may submit nominations for the Nebula Awards. Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot, available here. For more information, visit SFWA’s How to Vote page.

To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2017.

  • All of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2017’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2017’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • The two original (2017) stories in MACHINE LEARNING by Hugh Howey are not online, but if you are a SFWA member, you can download them from the SFWA forums. [story 1 | story 2]
  • The two eligible novels I edited for John Joseph Adams Books—BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn and CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER by Molly Tanzer—are available for SFWA members in the SFWA forums. [BANNERLESS | CREATURES]

After the jump, you’ll find lists of all of the 2017 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. (more…)

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NEWS: BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES by Micah Dean Hicks Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Author of New American Fiction Prize-winning ELECTRICTY AND OTHER DREAMS, Micah Dean Hicks’s debut BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES, in which dangerous machines and unnatural beastmen mysteriously arrive in a dying town already filled with ghosts, forcing a haunted brother and sister to figure out how to save their family before tortured spirits tear the town and the newcomers apart, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a preempt, for publication in Spring 2019, by Kerry D’Agostino at Curtis Brown (NA, Audio).

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NEWS: Four JJA Anthology Ebooks All Deep-Discounted Now for a Limited Time!

In a strange confluence of events, four of my anthologies are all deep-discounted in ebook format at the same time.

UPDATE 10/10/17: THE LIVING DEAD is no longer on sale, but the others in this batch are, plus now OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE is on sale.

WASTELANDS 2

WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?

THE LIVING DEAD
*World Fantasy Award finalist!*

BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016
*World Fantasy Award finalist!*

OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE

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