Tuesday, 6 December 2016

INFOMOCRACY is a Best Book of 2016

infomocracyMalka Older’s debut science-fiction novel INFOMOCRACY was listed as a best book of 2016 by Kirkus, Washington Post, and Barnes & Noble! Kirkus called it “timely and perhaps timeless” in its Best Fiction of 2016 list, and according to Barnes & Noble’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2016 list, “Older’s fierce imagination and eye for detail make her future world seem entirely plausible.” In its own Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016 list, the Washington Post notes that INFOMOCRACY shows a “futuristic world with eerie parallels to current events.” It was also a “Best SF/F of 2016” on Flavorwire.

Unnerving in its poignancy in today’s political climate, INFOMOCRACY takes place twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. With power comes corruption. How do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

Get your copy here!


Six JAB eBooks on sale until November 17!

We’ve decided to put some books on sale from $0.99-2.99 that highlight some of the wonderful books in our eBook program. All of these titles feature kickass heroines, LGBTQ, people of color, or disabled characters. Pick them up now at your e-tailer of choice!

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Daniel José Older‘s anthology SALSA NOCTURNA deluxe edition includes two new stories that weren’t in the original, one previously unpublished, and a new introduction by the author. A fantastic anthology in the Bone Street Rumba series, featuring a diverse cast of characters.

Buy it now for $0.99:
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Tanya Huff’s GATE OF DARKNESS, CIRCLE OF LIGHT tells the story of a fight against encroaching darkness by a developmentally handicapped young woman, a street musician with no idea of his potential, a bag-lady who’s tired of picking up the pieces, and an adept of the light.

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Also by Tanya Huff, SWAN’S BRAID: AND OTHER TALES OF TERIZAN is an anthology of stories about the thief Terizan. In these five tales, mercenary captains, murderous royal families, ghosts, gods, and wizards prove that while it may not always be lonely at the top, it’s definitely annoying. Good thing half a dozen gods owe Terizan a favour.

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Sarah Ash’s SONGSPINNERS is the story of a young rebel composer who flees from persecution in his country after being disabled by horrible burns that leave him unable to write. He meets Orial, a young woman whose unique gift helps him write down his music in the hopes that it will help his countrymen overthrow their oppressors. But there is a price on the young composer’s head, and it’s not long before fanatical agents of the brutal regime come to silence him forever.

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Simon R. Green‘s Hawk and Fisher are legends, and for good reason. In THE GUARDS OF HAVEN, only two things stand between Haven’s law abiding citizens and the city’s notoriously dangerous criminal element: Hawk and Fisher. As Captains of the Haven City Guard, Hawk and Fisher deliver justice, root out corruption, and fight crime with a deadly combination of sharp steel and even sharper instincts. But it isn’t easy. A volatile mix of natural and supernatural violence, Haven is a terrible place to be after dark…and not much better during daylight.

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Michael Schiefelbein’s VAMPIRE VOW was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. The story of Victor Decimus, a man who was once a ruthless officer in the Roman Legion—but all his power couldn’t make Jesus of Nazareth love him the way he wanted to be loved. Seeking solace and escape, he finds release with a seer who is something more than human. Turned into a vampire, Victor is filled with rage and a lust for revenge.The Midwest Book Review called it, “a literate, compelling, and original contribution to the horror fantasy genre, and strongly recommended, especially compelling reading for vampire buffs.”

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Jabberwocks on the Goodreads Choice Award shortlist!

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Four books by two different JABberwocky authors have been shortlisted for the Goodreads Choice Awards! THE BANDS OF MOURNING by Brandon Sanderson and AGE OF MYTH by Michael J. Sullivan are both contenders for the Best Fantasy award. Also by Brandon Sanderson, CALAMITY (the third book in the Reckoners trilogy) is shortlisted for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction and ALCATRAZ: THE DARK TALENT is in contention for the Best Middle Grade and Children’s Book.  Congratulations Brandon and Michael!

Vote for your favorites here!


Silvia Moreno-Garcia wins World Fantasy Award!

Congratulations are in order to Silvia Moreno-Garcia, as her SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS just she-walks-in-shadowswon the 2016 World Fantasy Award for best anthology! The anthology compiles stories by women who delve into Lovecraftian depths to write women who are monsters and mothers, heroes and devourers.

“What I love more than anything about this collection, and which I think blows out of the water that Lovecraftian fiction belongs to a certain niche, is the varied settings, characters and mythical interweaving into such a variety of cultures of this collection,” wrote SQ Magazine about SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS.

Silvia’s debut SIGNAL TO NOISE also won the Copper Cylinder Award this year and was a finalist for both the 2016 Locus Awards and Aurora Awards. Her eagerly anticipated second novel, CERTAIN DARK THINGS, was released this October.

 


Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Cosmere’ universe to be adapted to the screen!

We’re excited to announce that DMG Entertainment has bought the film and licensing rights to Brandon Sanderson’s “Cosmere” way-of-kings-hi-resuniverse in one of the largest literary deals of the year! Though his books unfold in different worlds and time periods, the “Cosmere” universe links most of Sanderson’s writing through an intricate system of magic. “Sanderson’s library of present and future material provides one of the greatest story and character universes ever created,” said Dan Mintz, DMG founder.

The first movie in production is THE WAY OF KINGS, which is the first book in Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. Screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (veterans of the “Saw” films) will adapt the book. Mintz will produce the film and Sanderson will serve as an executive producer. DMG is simultaneously adapting the first book in Sanderson’s Mistborn series, THE FINAL EMPIRE.

“The people at DMG aren’t just producers or financiers. They’re fans,” Sanderson said. “From the first moment we met, I knew they understood my vision and goals for the Cosmere, and I’ve been excited to work with them in bringing their vision for the universe to the screen.”

 

 


Watch the official trailer for Midnight, Texas

From Niels Arden Oplev (the visionary director of Mr. Robot) and Charlaine Harris, the author behind HBO’s True Blood, comes a new series based on her best-selling trilogy Midnight, Texas. NBC held an exclusive viewing of the pilot episode at New York Comic Con earlier this month, and you can now watch the official trailer! The cast of the new show were excited to work on what they called “True Blood in the Lone Star State.” Midnight, Texas will premiere in early 2017 on NBC.


ALL THE LITTLE LIARS rises on the New York Times bestseller list!

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s latest release, ALL THE LITTLall-little-liars-roughE LIARS, was #19 on the New York Times bestseller list for the week of October 8th. Thirteen years after the release of POPPY DONE TO DEATH, the previous Aurora Teagarden book, Aurora is back with a new mystery in ALL THE LITTLE LIARS. Harris’s well-loved heroine is thrilled to be pregnant, but then her 15-year-old brother and three other children vanish, and a dead body is found at their last known location. Aurora is determined to find her brother…if he’s still alive. ALL THE LITTLE LIARS was also #25 on the Publishers Weekly hardcover bestseller list and was #69 on the USA Today bestseller list. The cozy mystery series was also picked up by Hallmark for a series of TV movie adaptations. The fourth Aurora Teagarden movie, The Julius House, premieres this Sunday the 16th!


A Burst of Sunshine for Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Congratulations to award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia on her new honorific—SIGNAL TO NOISE is the recipient of the Copper Cylinder Award (as seen here at left)!

The Copper Cylinder Award is presented every year by the Sunburst Award Society. From the Society’s page:

The Copper Cylinder Award is an annual award for Canadian literature of the fantastic, selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society for books published during the previous year. It derives its name from what is considered the first Canadian scientific romance, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, by James De Mille (1833-1880). All winners of the Copper Cylinder receive a unique, handcrafted copper cylinder trophy.

Way to go, Silvia! Time to commission that trophy case. . .


NBC will produce ‘Redliners’ based on works by Charlaine Harris!

charlaine-imageNot only has NBC picked up Charlaine Harris’s Midnight, Texas series, they have also just announced plans to produce a new series called Redliners, which is based on Harris’s short story “Small Kingdoms.” The story, one of Harris’s bestselling short stories, was originally published in the November 2013 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and then was included in The Best American Mystery Stories 2014.

Redliners mixes humor, romance, and espionage in the tone of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Shaun Cassidy, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and David Janollari will executive produce through Universal TV and studio-based David Janollari Entertainment.

Charlaine Harris’s books inspired the HBO hit True Blood and Midnight, Texas is scheduled for a midseason launch. Several books in her Aurora Teagarden series have been adapted to TV movies starring Candace Cameron Bure, and the upcoming adaptation of The Julius House is scheduled to premiere October 16 on Hallmark.

 


Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett optioned for film by New Harlem

We are excited to announce that Spike Seldin and Hans Futterman of New Harlem Partnership have acquired the filmthe-warded-man-us rights to Peter V. Brett’s THE WARDED MAN, the first book in the bestselling Demon Cycle series.

THE WARDED MAN (also called THE PAINTED MAN in the UK edition) has been published in 25 territories. Peter V. Brett will adapt the screenplay.

THE WARDED MAN takes place in a distant future, where demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity have terrorized the night for hundreds of years, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

Seldin’s producing credits include “The A-Team,” and he is also the president of Atlas Comics.

Futterman told Variety, “Peter has created a fresh and new look at humanity’s future, and has very quickly established himself as one of the hottest new talents in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.”


Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

ellery-queen-symposiumWe are excited to announce the upcoming exhibition on the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine at Columbia University’s Butler Library! The exhibition will kick off with the EQMM 75th Anniversary Symposium on September 30. This is shaping up to be a great event!

We are proud to represent Ellery Queen and we’re proud to have had a long and enjoyable relationship with Janet Hutchings, the current EQMM editor, who also first acquired Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series when she was at Walker.

The symposium is open to the public and will be held in the Butler Library, Room 203, on September 30, beginning at 2 p.m. The exhibition will be open from September 26 through December 23.


Daniel José Older wins International Latino Book Award!

Congratulations are in order for Daniel José Older, as his Shadowshaper just won the International Latino Book Award for Best YA novel (link)! The awards ceremony took place at California State University—Dominguez Hills on September 8th.

We were also excited to see a recent interview of Young People’s 22295304Poet Laureate Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming, Another Brooklyn) in the New York Times, and even more excited to see her give a shout out to our very own Daniel José Older! In answer to a question about which contemporary writers Woodson most admires, she said, “D. J. Older is both a novelist and a journalist, and he’s pretty much telling the story of what it means to be of color in the 21st century.” Daniel is in good company as one of Woodson’s favorites — she also tipped her hat to Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, Brit Bennett, and Marcus Gardley.

To see what Jacqueline Woodson loves, pick up your own copy of Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper


A Dragon with Calamitous Intent

61QO6qHUcjL._AA300_Our pyroclastic congratulations go out to Brandon Sanderson, as CALAMITY, the #1 bestselling finale to the Reckoners trilogy, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Dragon Award for Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel!

The Dragon Awards are open to public voting (you can vote here!), and winners will be announced at Dragon Con, held in Atlanta, GA over Labor Day weekend.


First glimpse of MIDNIGHT, TEXAS on NBC!

2000px-NBC_logo.svgNBC has released a poster for the upcoming MIDNIGHT, TEXAS series at San Diego Comic Con! The television series, which will premiere in late 2016 or early 2017, is led by Executive Producer/Writer Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Executive Producers David Janollari (Six Feet Under) and Niels Arden Oplev (Mr. Robot). The cast includes Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Francois Arnaud (Blindspot), and Arielle Kebbel (Vampire Diaries).

The show is based on bestselling author Charlaine Harris‘ seductive series, of the same name — and this is the third of Charlaine’s series to hit the small screen, after the Aurora Teagarden movies on Hallmark, and the Sookie Stackhouse series, which inspired HBO’s Trueblood.

Night Shift, the third book in the Midnight, Texas series, just hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and the series has received many great reviews. Romantic Times raved, “An unusual and highly entertaining new series … Harris has delivered a supernatural mystery with a decidedly creepy edge!” And in their article, 5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, Barnes & Noble praised its “unforgettable cast of characters … [and] extraordinary world building.”

Pick up your copy today, and read the series before the television release!


SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award!

She walks in shadowsSilvia Moreno-Garcia‘s anthology SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award! This collection of short stories, penned entirely by women, takes a new look at the worlds of HP Lovecraft.

Mad Scientist Journal wrote, “Several of the stories stuck with me long after I finished reading the anthology, and some may linger in my nightmares for a very long time.”

Pick up your copy today!


WHITE SAND on the New York Times Bestseller List!

White Sand Vol 1We are happy to announce another new JABberwocky title is on the New York Times bestseller list this week! Brandon Sanderson’s WHITE SAND hit #2 on the graphic novel bestseller list. WHITE SAND is a graphic novel adaptation of a previously unpublished work by Sanderson, set in the Cosmere universe.

Pick up your copy of this bestseller today!


Signal to Noise is a Finalist for the British Fantasy Award! (Update: And the Sunburst Award!)

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE is a finalist for the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel, on top of all her other accolades! The award is presented every year by the British Fantasy Society at Fantasycon, to be held in Scarborough this coming September.

Update: Silvia was also just longlisted for the Sunburst Award in Canada for SIGNAL TO NOISE, as well as for her short story “Lacrimosa,” which appeared in Nightmare magazine. The shortlist is forthcoming in July.

In addition to these nominations, Moreno-Garcia’s novel was recently nominated for the 2016 Aurora Award in Canada, presented every year by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association to honor the best work done by Canadians. The award will be announced in August. It has also been a RT Reviewers’ Choice finalist for Best Fantasy Novel, as well as a finalist for the 2015 Locus Awards. SIGNAL TO NOISE was also selected for numerous Best of the Year lists, by review outlets including Kirkus, RT Book Reviews, Locus, Buzzfeed, BookRiot, Tor.com, Barnes and Noble, and many more.

To find out what everybody’s raving about, pick up your copy today!


Marie Brennan wins the Prix Imaginales Award!

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Big congrats to Marie Brennan, whose novel, A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, won the 2016 French Prix Imaginales award, for the best translation! This book is the first in Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent series, and has had great acclaim both in France and in the U.S. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raved: “Brennan’s world-building is wonderfully subtle, rendering a familiar land alien with casual details. Fans of fantasy, science, and history will adore this rich and absorbing tale of discovery.” After giving the novel 4.5/4.5 stars, RT Book Review called it “a tale historical fiction lovers and fantasy fans alike will adore. Isabella is a heroine readers will root for.”

With the fifth and final Lady Trent book coming out next year, now is the perfect time to catch up on this great series.


Scott Mackay wins Best Short Story at the Arthur Ellis Awards!

CWCLogo-SquareCongratulations to Scott Mackay on his win last night at the Arthur Ellis Awards! “The Avocado Kid,” published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, took the prize for Best Short Story. This is Scott’s second win, as he previously won an Arthur Ellis Award for his mystery short story “Last Inning.” Scott is the author of fantastic full length mysteries as well, including the Barry Gilbert series. Cold Comfort (Barry Gilbert #1) was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award.

 
Congratulations again, Scott!


SHADOWSHAPER on the New York Times Bestseller List!

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We are very happy to announce another JABberwocky title on the New York Times bestseller list this week! Daniel José Older‘s SHADOWSHAPER hit #5 on the YA ebook bestseller list! SHADOWSHAPER has been incredibly well received, appearing on a great deal of Best of the Year lists and garnering five starred reviews. This book, which Kirkus calls, “Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic—a must,” has gained both commercial and critical success—and the buzz just keeps growing.

Pick up your copy today—it’s a must!


NIGHT SHIFT Hits the New York Times Bestseller list!

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NIGHT SHIFT, the third book in Charlaine Harris‘s Midnight, Texas series hit #19 on the combined print/ebook New York Times bestseller list! Following the smash success of the Sookie Stackhouse series—which inspired HBO‘s True Blood—Charlaine has created yet another incredible series. Publishers Weekly calls it “irresistible,” and RT Book Reviews praised its “unique and fascinating characters.”

Pick up your copy of this bestseller today, and stay tuned for some more Midnight, Texas news!

 


JABberwocky Authors are 2016 Locus Award Finalists!

Locus_All-TimeBestUpdate 5/4/16: We are happy to share that Daniel José Older’s SHADOWSHAPER and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE have made it to the second round of nominations, and have been selected as one of the top five novels in the Best Young Adult Book and Best First Novel categories.  Be sure to vote if you have a Locus subscription, and check back in June for the results!

We are pleased to announce that Daniel José Older, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Kate Elliot were all nominated for the 2016 Locus Award! Older’s SHADOWSHAPER was nominated in the Best Young Adult Book category, Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE was nominated for the Best First Novel, and Kate Elliot’s THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOT was nominated for Best Collection. In addition to the award nomination, these titles all made it onto Locus’ 2015 Recommended Reading List!

 


Perfect State is a Hugo Award Finalist!

27234705._UY200_Perfect State, by Brandon Sanderson, was recently nominated for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novella! This thrilling novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations, also won Reddit‘s 2015 Stabby Awards, and Fantasy Literature raved: “Perfect State is the kind of story that pushes all the right buttons.” Brandon Sanderson also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2013, for The Emperor’s Soul.

If you are member of the World’s Science Fiction Society, don’t forget to vote! Winners will be announced on August 20th, so check back in then, and in the meantime, pick up your own copy of Brandon’s novella today.


The Wait is Over: THE PIRATES OF PACTA SERVANDA is Available Now!

The Pirates of Pacta Servanda by Jack CampbellGood news, everybody–Jack Campbell’s THE PIRATES OF PACTA SERVANDA is here! Book four of the Pillars of Reality series keeps getting better and better, so pick up Mari and Alain’s story as they head towards the kingdom of Tiae in their quest to save the world of Dematr from the coming storm.

You can read THE PIRATES OF PACTA SERVANDA is available as a paperback, eBook, or as an audiobook published by Audible. We’re also giving away five books on Goodreads, so be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win! The winners will be chosen on April 19th, so enter now!

If you haven’t picked up the Pillars of Reality series yet, now is the perfect time to binge read the series! The Arched Doorway called it, “the perfect mix of steampunk and fantasy,” while Bookaholic Cat called it, “a series that gets better and better with each new book.”

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Blaylock’s RAINY SEASON named a Best of Orange County!

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JABberwocky eBook alum James P. Blaylock’s novel RAINY SEASON has been named in a list of Orange County Magazine’s ten essential novels that showcases Orange County, California’s literary best. Publisher’s Weekly called RAINY SEASON an “elegant, accomplished contemporary ghost story…that stands on very solid ground,” while Kirkus called it, “[A] seamlessly produced… intriguing and absorbing work from a major talent.”

RAINY SEASON tells the story of Phil Ainsworth, who is grieving after the sudden death of his young wife. He gets eerie sensations as he roams around the big, old house he inherited from his mother. He’s sure he’s seen people snooping around his property, by the old well that, in this wet weather, always seems ready to overflow. How much is real and how much is in his head? A late-night phone call brings more bad news: Phil’s sister has died, leaving her ten-year-old daughter Betsy an orphan and naming Phil as guardian. What he can’t know is that Betsy is a very special child. She has the ability to sense the powerful emotions of the past, to hear voices of the dead, and to see the uncanny powers that are closing in around this house…

RAINY SEASON is published by Gollancz in the UK and James P. Blaylock is represented by Zeno Agency, where you can find out more information about his books.

Congratulations, James!