NEWS: HALF WAY HOME by Hugh Howey Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

NYT bestseller Hugh Howey’s previously self-published HALF WAY HOME, in which an abort order to terminate a colony ship fails, and the remaining colonists don’t know if their new home or their fellow survivors are the greater threat, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2019, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency.

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NEWS: Hugo & Nebula Awards Nomination Periods Now Open

This year’s nomination periods for the Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards are now open. To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2018.

But first, information about nominating for both awards:

Hugo Awards

The 2019 Hugo Awards will be presented in Dublin, Ireland during Worldcon 77 (Aug. 15-19, 2019). Nominations close on March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. The list of finalists will be announced “in early April” according to the Worldcon 77 website.

Anyone who is a voting member of the 2018, 2019, or 2020 Worldcons is eligible to nominate. You may nominate only once, regardless of how many of those three Worldcons you are a member. [Become a member of Worldcon 77.]

Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot. If you’re registered Worldcon 77 will send you (or likely already has sent you) a personalized link via email that will allow you to vote.

Nebula Awards

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.

Materials

  • The vast majority of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 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 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 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 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • For SFWA members, the eligible novels I edited for John Joseph Adams Books are available for download in the SFWA forums.

After the jump, you’ll find a list of all of the 2018 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper award categories. In the interest of clarity (and to avoid the confusion that perhaps I’ve left something off the list by accident), I’ve listed some items that are ineligible and have them struckthrough to indicate their ineligibility.

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NEWS: THE CONDUCTORS by Debut Author Nicole Glover Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

Nicole Glover’s THE CONDUCTORS, an #ownvoices historical fantasy set in postCivil War Philadelphia, about a magic-wielding African-American couple, former conductors on the Underground Railroad, who solve mysteries the white authorities won’t touch, with a sequel, to John Joseph Adams at John Joseph Adams Books, by Jennie Goloboy at Donald Maass Literary Agency. [Translation: Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.]

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EVENT: JJA @ NYCC

I’ll be in New York for New York Comic Con this week. Here’s my schedule:

PANEL: America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
PANELISTS: Me, N.K. Jemisin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Matthew Kressel (M)
TIME: 12:15PM – 1:15PM, Sunday, October 7
WHERE: Javits Center – 1A18

AUTOGRAPHING: America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
PARTICIPANTS: Me, N.K. Jemisin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders
TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Sunday, October 7
WHERE: Hall 1A Author Autographing Area – Table 1

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One World, the publisher of my anthology (co-edited with Victor LaValle), A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, will also be featuring the anthology at their booth, so be sure to swing by and ask them about it!

Otherwise, on Sunday, you might find me loitering around the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth, where they’ll have plenty of John Joseph Adams Books titles for sale (as well as HMH’s other genre stuff, like Tolkien and Atwood), and/or at the One World booth, or heck maybe at any of the other publisher booths since that’s where the people I know probably are. If you see me, say hi!

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NEWS: THE CHOSEN ONE by Veronica Roth Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

NYT bestselling author of the DIVERGENT and CARVE THE MARK series Veronica Roth’s adult debut THE CHOSEN ONE, which tells the story of five friends who saved the world when they were teenagers, but now, as celebrity adults, must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero by destiny or by choice, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2020.

The deal announcement first ran in Entertainment Weekly, which has a bit of extra background on it.

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NEWS: Anthology Sale: A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES

This one has been under wraps—or kinda-sorta under wraps—for quite a while, but the announcement for this project finally ran in Publishers Marketplace today:

Author of THE CHANGELING Victor LaValle and editor of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series John Joseph Adams’ A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, an anthology of 25 original speculative fiction stories that challenge oppressive narratives and imagine a future in which the country is shaped by justice and freedom, featuring stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jamie Ford, Hugh Howey, N.K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Alice Sola Kim, Daniel José Older, Charles Yu, and more, to Victory Matsui at One World, in an exclusive submission, for publication in February 2019, by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company (NA).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction — Victor LaValle
  • The Bookstore at the End of America — Charlie Jane Anders
  • Our Aim is Not to Die — A. Merc Rustad
  • The Wall — Lizz Huerta
  • Read After Burning — Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Chapter 5: Disruption and Continuity [excerpted] — Malka Older
  • It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It Alright — Sam J. Miller
  • Attachment Disorder — Tananarive Due
  • By His Bootstraps — Ashok K. Banker
  • Riverbed — Omar El Akkad
  • What Maya Found There — Daniel José Older
  • The Referendum — Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • Calendar Girls — Justina Ireland
  • The Synapse Will Free Us From Ourselves — Violet Allen
  • O.1 — gabby rivera
  • The Blindfold — Tobias S. Buckell
  • No Algorithms in the World — Hugh Howey
  • Esperanto — Jamie Ford
  • ROME — G. Willow Wilson
  • Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death — N. K. Jemisin
  • Good News Bad News — Charles Yu
  • What You Sow — Kai Cheng Thom
  • A History Of Barbed Wire — Daniel H. Wilson
  • The Sun in Exile — Catherynne M. Valente
  • Harmony — Seanan McGuire
  • Now Wait for This Week — Alice Sola Kim

Pre-Order

Note: All of these pre-order pages currently say “thirty visionary” stories, but there are only 25 stories in the book. [That should be updated/corrected shortly.]

Publishing Details

  • Trade Paperback: $17.00
  • Ebook: $11.99
  • Publisher: One World (an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • Release Date: Feb 05, 2019
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 978-0525508809

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LIMITED TIME SALE: Oz Reimagined Discounted to $7.99 in Paperback and 99¢ on Kindle Until May 31 @ Amazon.com

Oz Reimagined (which I co-edited with Douglas Cohen) is available a deep discount in both trade paperback ($7.99) and Kindle (99¢) through May 31.

COVER COPY

When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became an instant, bestselling hit. Today the whimsical tale remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to spawn wildly popular books, movies, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together leading fantasy writers such as Orson Scott Card, Tad Williams, Jane Yolen, Jonathan Maberry, and Seanan McGuire to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans—and, really, any reader with an appetite for richly imagined worlds. Some stories are dystopian… Some are dreamlike… All are undeniably Oz.

Oz Reimagined

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NEWS: World Fantasy Awards Nomination Period Now Open (Closes May 31, 2018)

This year’s World Fantasy Awards nomination period is now open.

The World Fantasy Awards will be presented in Baltimore, MD during the World Fantasy Convention (Nov. 1-4). Deadline for nominating is and ballots must be received by May 31, 2018.

All registered members of the 2016 World Fantasy Convention, the 2017 World Fantasy Convention, and the 2018 event in Baltimore will be eligible to vote before the deadline. If you didn’t attend one of the previously mentioned World Fantasy conventions, and you don’t plan to attend this year, you can still nominate by purchasing a supporting membership.

Already registered? Go and nominate your favorite works! Voting information is available on the World Fantasy Convention 2018 website.

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).
  • All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast).

After the jump, you’ll find all of the 2017 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper World Fantasy categories. In the interest of clarity, I’ve eliminated any science fiction from these lists, as SF is not eligible for the World Fantasy Award.

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