Category: NEWS

NEWS: THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM by Todd McAulty 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:

Todd McAulty’s THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM, a debut about a future where the world is on the brink of total subjugation by machine intelligences when a man stumbles on a sinister conspiracy to exterminate humanity and a group of human and machine misfits who might just be able to prevent it, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Spring 2018 (World).

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NEWS: IN THE NIGHT WOOD by Dale Bailey 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:

Dale Bailey’s IN THE NIGHT WOOD, a contemporary fantasy in which the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Fall 2018, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World English).

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NEWS: John Joseph Adams Books 2017 Lineup Cover Reveal

We announced John Joseph Adams Books back in November 2015 and then pre-launched the imprint with three Hugh Howey reissues in early 2016—Beacon 23, Shift, and Dust—but it’s only now, coming up in July, will we be publishing our first original acquisitions. It’s been a long road!

I’m really exited about all our acquisitions thus far, and am pleased to be able to unveil the covers of our 2017 lineup. See below for the covers and to learn more about each of the books! (more…)

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NEWS: BASFF 2017 Cover Reveal + Announcing Guest Editor Charles Yu

I’m pleased to reveal the cover for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, and announce that this volume’s guest editor.

Our guest editor this year is Charles Yu. He is the author of the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, His short fiction has also appeared in Playboy, Esquire.com, Wired Magazine and Wired.com, Lightspeed, The Oxford American, and Vice.com, among other anthologies and magazines, as well as in two collections: Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You. I’ve also published him in a number of my own anthologies, including Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, and Press Start to Play; fun fact: if you mashed up the latter two stories, you basically get HBO’s hit TV show Westworld, for which Charlie worked as a scriptwriter and the story editor on season one.

BASFF 2017

The table of contents has also been selected, but it will be kept under wraps for a while yet. (It will likely be announced some time in July.) Meanwhile, though, the book is available for pre-order:

 

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NEWS: UPON A BURNING THRONE and THE BLIND KING’S WRATH by Ashok Banker 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 acquired two books in a new epic fantasy series by Ashok Banker. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Indian author Ashok Banker’s UPON A BURNING THRONE and THE BLIND KING’S WRATH, the first two books of an epic fantasy series (pitched as like an “Indian GAME OF THRONES”) about siblings battling for control of a vast empire while a powerful demonlord pits them against each other, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2018 and 2019 (world).

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NEWS: Best-of-the-Year Reprints

Several stories from LightspeedNightmare, and the Destroy special issues have also been selected for reprint in several best-of-the-year volumes. They’re listed below, with the original venue and then the best-of-the-year editor(s)’s name following in parenthesis:

  1. “RedKing” by Craig DeLancey (Lightspeed | Horton, Dozois)
  2. “I’ve Come to Marry the Princess” by Helena Bell (Lightspeed | Horton)
  3. “A Good Home” by Karin Lowachee (Lightspeed | Clarke)
  4. “Those Brighter Stars” by Mercurio R. Rivera (Lightspeed | Dozois)
  5. “Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed | Clarke)
  6. “The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch” by Seanan McGuire (Lightspeed| Guran)
  7. “Fifty Shades Of Grays” by Steven Barnes (Lightspeed | Horton, Dozois)
  8. “Red Dirt Witch” by N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy | Strahan, Guran)
  9. “Whose Drowned Face Sleeps” by An Owomoyela & Rachael Swirsky (Nightmare | Guran)
  10. “Wish You Were Here” by Nadia Bulkin (Nightmare | Guran, Datlow)
  11. “The Finest, Fullest Flowering” by Marc Laidlaw (Nightmare | Guran)
  12. “The One Who Isn’t” by Ted Kosmatka (Lightspeed | Dozois)
  13. “The Bad Hour” by Christopher Golden (What the #@&% is That? | Datlow)

I’ll update this list if we uncover any additional such honors!

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