Friday, 23 August 2019

Mallory O’Meara 2019 SCIBA Book Award Finalist

Mallory O’Meara’s THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is a finalist for the 2019 SCIBA Book Award in the Biography category. SCIBA (The South California Independent Bookseller Association)’s aim is to recognize the creative talent of Southern California writers, editors, illustrators, and subject matter. This nomination is one more on the ever-growing list of praise and acclaim O’Meara’s title continues to receive.

THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney’s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters.

O’Meara’s breakout debut hit #8 the LA Times Bestseller List and held a spot on the list for two weeks. The New York Times offered high compliments saying, “O’Meara achieves her goal. Thanks to her persistent efforts, THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON pulls Milicent Patrick and her considerable accomplishments out of the murky swamp of overlooked history and back into the light.”

O’Meara’s book garnered positive reviews from the LA Times, which calls it “engaging and compelling”, along with the Seattle Times. A Publishers Weekly starred review calls the title, “a fascinating slice of Hollywood history with a feminist slant, correcting a sexist wrong from decades ago and restoring Patrick to her rightful place of esteem.” This compelling narrative nonfiction has also been in featured in articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post.

THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON graced the cover of BookPage as well as received a starred review from BookPage insisting, “Even if you’re not a fan of horror films, THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is a riveting, sincere Hollywood saga that will quickly win your heart.”

O’Meara’s is hard at work researching for her next upcoming project, GIRLY DRINKS, which sold to Hanover Square Press.


The Steel of Raithskar Giveaway this Weekend!

This weekend, we’re giving away free eBook editions of the first book in the Gandalara Cycle, Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Hedron’s epic fantasy series.

THE STEEL OF RAITHSKAR is available as a free download from the following retailers:

Amazon | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

The last thing terminally ill language professor Ricardo Carillo remembers is standing on the deck of a Mediterranean cruise ship, watching a giant fireball hurtle toward him. He awakens in the body of a young Gandalaran named Markasset, sharing a telepathic bond with a giant, intelligent feline named Keeshah.

Ricardo faces two challenges: navigating this unfamiliar desert world, and learning about his new identity and mission. Markasset turns out to be a talented swordsman with a powerful father, Thanasset, who’s a Supervisor in the city of Raithskar. But Markasset’s own reputation is more dubious. He has gambling debts and a shadowy past—and he’s suspected of stealing a sacred gem, the Ra’ira, that was under his father’s protection.

With few allies except a beautiful fiancée and the loyal Keeshah, Ricardo is determined to piece together what really happened to the Ra’ira. The truth will either prove his innocence—or endanger the new life he has only just begun.


JABberwocky Humble Bundle Wrap-Up

Last week saw the conclusion of the JABberwocky-curated Science-Fiction and Fantasy book bundle at Humble Bundle. We’d be remiss to go without mentioning our appreciation for the more than 3,000 readers who bought a bundle. Your support worked to raise over $8,000 for two great charities: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Who Code. Even if you missed out on the bundle, we’d encourage you to support both organizations and the great work they’re doing. We’d also like to thank Humble Bundle for inviting us to curate a bundle with a selection of JABberwocky eBooks.

We hope you enjoy all the great books!

About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.

About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. If we do nothing, in ten years the number of women in computing will decrease to just 22%. Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. So Girls Who code are building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. To learn how you can help them, check out their website.


JABberwocky Authors Coming Soon to TV

JABberwocky authors Myke Cole and Charlaine Harris are coming to the small screen in August.

Myke will be featured on Discovery Channel’s new series, Contact, in which a group of highly trained investigators strive to determine whether extraterrestrials have made contact on Earth.

Led by Myke, a former CIA targeting officer, and conflict analyst Dr. Michael Livingston, the series features six professionals looking to solve that mystery using a “radical, new and comprehensive approach by bringing together millions of data points, credible eye-witness accounts and declassified government reports.” Discovery says this is the “first ever global investigation to determine whether or not aliens have made contact here on Earth.”

Contact premieres Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel and again on Tuesday, August 13, at 9 p.m. on Science Channel. The show also will be available on the Discovery GO app.

Hallmark Mysteries and Movies Channel will release 3 brand new Aurora Teagarden movies, based on the beloved mystery series by Charlaine Harris. The films–A Game of Cat and Mouse, An Inheritance to Die For, and A Very Foul Play–will premiere August 4th, 11th, and 18th respectively. These movies will be featured on SIGNATURE MYSTERY, the premiere Sunday night destination on television for thrilling mysteries.

Myke’s first sci-fi novel, SIXTEENTH WATCH, publishes from Angry Robot in March 2020. His latest work of nonfiction, LEGION VERSUS PHALANX, is available from Osprey.

JABberwocky has released eBook editions of  the first eight books in the Aurora Teagarden series. For info about the other books in the series, head to Charlaine’s page on our website.


Catherine Hardwicke to Direct HEATHEN Comic Adaptation

Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood, Thirteen) has signed on to helm the motion picture adaptation of Vault Comics‘ best-selling epic feminist comic book series HEATHEN for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films.

Kerry Williamson has also signed on to write for the film. Williamson previously penned the Tyler Perry-starring “Alex Cross” and most recently, Netflix’s “What Happened to Monday.” She is currently working on an adaptation of the fantasy series Sandman Slim for director Chad Stahelski and Studio 8.

Written and drawn by Natasha Alterici, HEATHEN centers on Aydis, a young female Viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed “heathen.” Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the God-king Odin.

The comic’s first trade paperback sold out in one week and immediately returned for a second printing. The book was selected by Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) to be included in its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list and has sold overseas in Spain and Italy.

Earlier this year we shared the news that VAGRANT QUEEN will be adapted into a live-action series on SYFY. With SYFY’s VAGRANT QUEEN series slated for release in 2020 and a film for HEATHEN in the works, JABberwocky couldn’t be more excited to be working with such incredible titles.


Get Fair Coin by E. C. Myers for $0.99!

For a limited time, the eBook edition of E. C. Myers‘ Andre Norton Award-winning young adult novel, FAIR COIN, is available for just $0.99!

The book follows Ephraim, a teenager who discovers a strange coin that makes his wishes come true each time he flips it. Before long, he’s wished his alcoholic mother into a model parent, and the girl he’s liked since second grade suddenly notices him. But Ephraim soon realizes that the coin comes with consequences –several wishes go disastrously wrong, his best friend Nathan becomes obsessed with the coin, and the world begins to change in unexpected ways.

Available for $0.99: Amazon | Apple Books | Kobo

The discount runs through July 30th.

Upon it’s release, i09 wrote:

“Tired of cookie-cutter young-adult novels? The cure awaits, in the shape of E.C. Myers’ astounding Fair Coin — a book which, among other things, achieves the feat of seeming like a dark fairy tale and a clever science fiction epic, rolled into one. It’s a fast-moving book full of twists and cool character moments, and definitely ideal for adults who miss the days of engaging, idea-driven science fiction… don’t plan on doing anything else until you finish reading it.”

E. C. Myers‘ latest book is the RWBY novel, AFTER THE FALL. Since its publication last month by Scholastic, the book has become a national bestseller and debuted at #22 on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List for Children’s Frontlist Fiction!


Myke Cole Investigates in New Discovery Channel Series ‘Contact’

We’re over the moon to announce that JABberwocky author Myke Cole will be featured on Discovery Channel’s new series, Contact, in which a group of highly trained investigators strive to determine whether aliens have made contact on Earth.

Led by former CIA targeting officer Myke Cole and conflict analyst Dr. Michael Livingston, this series features six professionals looking to solve that mystery using a “radical, new and comprehensive approach by bringing together millions of data points, credible eye-witness accounts and declassified government reports.” Discovery says this is the “first ever global investigation to determine whether or not aliens have made contact here on Earth.”

Now is the perfect time for this show to take off. By using state-of-the-art technology paired with social media’s unique ability to connect and share stories across the globe, Myke and the other investigators will be able to gather intel and identify patterns like never before. With Myke heading the team, Contact is sure to be out of this world.

Contact premieres Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel and again on Tuesday, August 13, at 9 p.m. on Science Channel. The show also will be available on the Discovery GO app.

Myke Cole’s first scifi novel, SIXTEENTH WATCH, publishes from Angry Robot in March 2020. Myke’s newest work of nonfiction, THE BRONZE LIE: SHATTERING THE MYTH OF THE SPARTAN WARRIOR SUPREMACY, is under contract with Osprey.


JABberwocky Humble Book Bundle Starts Today!

We’re incredibly excited to announce today’s launch of our Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Bundle with Humble Bundle, which runs until July 31st.

With Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle. You’ll also be able to choose to support two great organizations with your purchase: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Who Code.

The bundle includes books from a litany of JABberwocky authors—ranging from NY Times bestsellers to award winners and cult favorites.

Authors include: Charlaine Harris, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Aliette de Bodard, Elizabeth Moon, Daniel José Older, Tim Akers, Simon R. Green, Marie Brennan, Jack Campbell, William C. Dietz, Tanya Huff, and more!

Check it out here!

About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.

About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. If we do nothing, in ten years the number of women in computing will decrease to just 22%. Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. So Girls Who code are building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. To learn how you can help them, check out their website.


AFTER THE FALL National Bestseller List

 

Exciting news! RWBY, Book #1: AFTER THE FALL is a national bestseller, debuting at #22 on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List for Children’s Frontlist Fiction! This book comes from JABberwocky’s Nebula and Andre Norton Award-winning author E.C. Myers and RWBY’s head writers, Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna:

In this first novel based on the Rooster Teeth’s popular online anime series RWBY, four teens are sent to a small town in a forbidding desert to train as warriors and help a group of refugees fight the monstrous Grimm.

Kirkus gave AFTER THE FALL high praise saying, “This spinoff is funny and thrilling from beginning to end, and thoughtful writing gives the action added depth and emotional impact.” JABberwocky gives our heartiest congratulations to Myers on his fantastic success. RWBY, Book #2 is under contract with Scholastic.

 

You can get your copy of AFTER THE FALL at your favorite retailer today!

Scholastic: US
Apple Books: US
Amazon: US and Canada
Barnes & Noble: US
Kobo: US and Canada.


2019 Locus Award Winner: Justina Ireland!

 

JABberwocky is thrilled to announce that Justina Ireland’s DREAD NATION won the 2019 Locus Award in the Young Adult Novel category! Justina is a new client and we couldn’t be happier about this celebratory start.

Justina’s New York Times bestselling title is a powerful, compelling tale of a young girl’s journey through a hostile world. DREAD NATION was published from Balzer + Bray in April 2018 and JABberwocky is incredibly excited to see this book getting the attention it deserves.

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, DREAD NATION is Justina Ireland’s stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.

Justina is working on a followup to DREAD NATION under contract with Balzer + Bray.

Congratulations to Justina Ireland and a big shoutout to all of JABberwocky’s 2019 Locus Award Finalists! We’re so proud to be working with such amazing authors.


3 Great JAB eBooks are Kindle Monthly Deals

      

Three great JABberwocky eBooks are Kindle Monthly Deals for July. From today through the end of the month, these page-turners are just $0.99:

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris: $0.99 at Amazon
The first book in the Aurora Teagarden series. Just in time for August and Aurora Teagarden month! 

Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson: $0.99 at Amazon
The fourth installment of the Crispin Guest series re-imagines the world of The Canterbury Tales in an engaging, suspenseful mystery.

Antares Dawn by Michael McCollum: $0.99 at Amazon
The first book in the Antares Trilogy is one of the latest additions to our eBook catalog–we’re excited to be able to share the Antares series with a new generation of SF readers!

 

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August is Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Month

Hallmark Mysteries and Movies Channel has announced that 3 brand-new Aurora Teagarden movies. A Game of Cat and Mouse, An Inheritance to Die For, and A Very Foul Play will premiere on August 4th, 11th, and 18th. These movies will be featured on SIGNATURE MYSTERY, the premiere Sunday night destination on television for thrilling mysteries.

More details are to come, but for now, check out a preview of the new movies!

JABberwocky has released eBook editions of most of the Aurora Teagarden series, including the first book, REAL MURDERS which is currently on sale as one of 10 Blockbuster Books at Apple Books through July 1st.

For info about the other books in the series, head to Charlaine’s page on our website.


The Bronze Lie Sold to Osprey

 

We’re thrilled to share that Myke Cole’s newest work of nonfiction, THE BRONZE LIE: SHATTERING THE MYTH OF THE SPARTAN WARRIOR SUPREMACY, has been sold to Osprey!

Myke’s first nonfiction title, LEGION VERSUS PHALANX, was described as “highly entertaining” (The Armourer) and “the most accessible introduction to ancient warfare that I’ve ever read” (Adventures in Historyland). David Frum, a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, tweeted, “We all know who wins, but what a great explanation of WHY.”

THE BRONZE LIE will explore the legend of the Spartan warriors and how their reputation as the greatest fighters in history is largely undeserved. With a background in history and several series under his belt, Myke is the perfect messenger to set the record straight.

Myke’s announcement tweet for this book went viral. After 20 hours, it had 230,000 views, was liked 3,000 times, and had multiple influencer engagements, including Malcolm Nance, Stonekettle, and John Scalzi.

This is Myke’s most successful book announcement to date and we’re excited for the future of this title.


WASTE TIDE is ‘Best of the Month’ by Apple Books and Kobo for May!

If you are still looking for a good book for the month of May, Apple Books and Kobo have both selected WASTE TIDE by Chen Qiufan as a Best of the Month book pick.

WASTE TIDE follows Mimi, a migrant waste worker on Silicon Isle, a small island off the coast of China where towering heaps of electronics are sent to be recycled. As Mimi struggles to carve out a better life on the polluted island, there are many forces—ruthless local gangs, ecoterrorists, money-hungry American investors, and a Chinese-American interpreter searching for his roots—that threaten to change life as she knows it. As the forces collide, Mimi must decide if she will be a pawn in someone else’s game or change the rules altogether.

Apple Books Review praised WASTE TIDE as “imaginative and all the more haunting for being rooted in reality.”

 

Get your copy at your favorite retailer today!

Apple Books: US

Amazon: US and Canada

Barnes & Noble: US

Kobo: US and Canada.

 

 


Vagrant Queen TV Series!

VAGRANT QUEEN is going live-action! SYFY announced they’re picking up the series for a 10-episode TV series adaptation.

This breakout graphic novel series from Vault Comics debuted in February 2018. Written by Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated author Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Eternity Girl, Transformers vs. Visionaries), and illustrated by Jason Smith, this exciting, violent, snarky space opera is not to be missed.

“VAGRANT QUEEN follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae, to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro.”

The VAGRANT QUEEN cast includes Adriyan Rae to star as Elida, the titular vagrant queen. Tim Rozon will play Isaac in the co-starring role and Paul du Toit will play the villainous Commander Lazaro.

VAGRANT QUEEN’s creative team will be comprised of showrunner Jem Garrad (You Me Her, Android Unemployed),  Mika Collins (Deep Six) and Mariko Tamaki (Skim). Garrard herself will be stepping in the director’s chair for some episodes, as will Danishka Esterhazy (Banana Splits). Also aboard are executive producers such as Lance Samuels & Daniel Iron (Goalie), along with Vault Comics’ F.J. DeSanto & Damian Wassel.

VAGRANT QUEEN is set for a premiere on Syfy in 2020.


Aliette de Bodard — Nebula Winner!

Festivities are in order! Back in February, we put up a congratulations post to Aliette de Bodard for being nominated in this year’s Nebula Awards.

Now we’re over the moon to announce that Aliette’s THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE has has officially won the 2019 Nebula Award for Best Novella! This is extraordinary news and we feel it couldn’t be more deserved.

The novella was published last year by Subterranean Press in the US and Canada. It’s available outside North America via JABberwocky in eBook and paperback editions.

North America: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes
UK, Europe, Australia: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes

“[The Tea Master and the Detective] is a window onto a beautifully developed world that widens the meaning of space opera, one that centers on Chinese and Vietnamese cultures and customs instead of Western military conventions, and is all the more welcome for it.”

—Amal El-Mohtar, New York Times


Welcoming JABberwocky’s newest employee: Bridget Smith

Five years ago JABberwocky had a total of 6 employees and was still settling into its new office space in Midtown Manhattan. We had moved out of our old space in Long Island City in March 2014 because the agency had continued to grow in size (in both its number of employees and its number of clients) and was no longer able to fit in such a small office.  A few years prior to that JABberwocky consisted of Eddie and Joshua working out a small apartment in Queens.

Flash forward to today and the agency is very excited to announce that it is continuing to grow and has hired its ninth(!) full-time employee: Bridget Smith.

Bridget has joined JABberwocky as its newest literary agent, complete with her own growing list of authors. We are very happy that she has joined our team and know that she’ll accomplish great things! Bridget will be opening for queries in the near future (once she has settled in) and her tastes in Middle Grade, YA fiction, Literary Fiction, and Science Fiction/Fantasy complement JABberwocky’s quite nicely.


Two New Books by Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson has two brand new books in the offing this month. First up, next week marks the publication of the third novel in Jeri BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN series, SHADOWS IN THE MIST.

The book is currently available for pre-order in paperback and ebook editions.

EBook: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Google

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IPG

For more about the Booke of the Hidden series, visit BOOKEoftheHIDDEN.com.

On Saturday, May 18th, Jeri will be appearing at the Shadows in the Mist book launch at The Cauldron in Buena Park, California at 3 PM. If you’re in the area, come by for a creepy good time, with a reading, giveaways, a tarot reader, and lovely munchies.

 

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Jeri is also publishing a new installment in her long running historical mystery series featuring medieval sleuth Crispin Guest. TRAITOR’S CODEX will be published by Severn House on June 1.

Also available for pre-order in print and ebook editions.

EBook: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google

Hardcover: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Severn House

“Fans of this long-running series will revel in the insights into their favorite characters’ lives while enjoying the historical background and a challenging mystery…”
Kirkus

“Brisk prose and well-drawn characters propel this nimble excursion into religious thriller territory.”
Publishers Weekly


JABberwocky Locus Award Finalists

We’re so pleased to announce that several members of the JABberwocky family have been nominated for the prestigious Locus Award in the following categories. Check it out:

Lavie Tidhar‘s UNHOLY LAND has been nominated for Best Science Fiction Novel!

Ben Aaronovitch‘s LIES SLEEPING has been nominated for Best Fantasy Novel!

Grady Hendrix‘s WE SOLD OUR SOULS has been nominated for Best Horror Novel!

Jason Heller‘s STRANGE STARS has been nominated for Best Non-Fiction Book!

Aliette de Bodard‘s THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE has been nominated for Best Novella!

Neil Clarke, a new JAB client, has been nominated for Best Editor! He is most widely known for his work with Clarkesworld, which is also nominated for Best Magazine.

Congratulations to all! It’s an enormous honor to be nominated and each of these nominations is well deserved. We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with such incredible people.


Charlaine Harris’s Small Kingdoms Arrives May 28

A new collection of linked short stories from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse books, the basis for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad series, the inspiration for Midnight, Texas on NBC.

Available for pre-order in paperback and ebook editions.

Digital review copies are available at NetGalley and Edelweiss.

EBook: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Google

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IPG

Also available in a Deluxe Hardcover edition from Subterranean Press.

Read more »


Aliette de Bodard: Multi-Hugo Nominee!

The good news just keeps coming. Right off the heels of her Nebula nomination and being announced as a finalist for prestigious Lambda Literary Award, congratulations are once again in order for Aliette de Bodard. This time we’re thrilled to announced that Aliette has been nominated for not one, but two Hugos! We’re so pleased that her work is getting the attention it so rightly deserves!

Aliette’s THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE has been nominated for Best Novella!

THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE was published last year by Subterranean Press in the US and Canada. It’s available outside North America via JABberwocky in eBook and paperback editions.

North America: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes
UK, Europe, Australia: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes

Aliette’s The Universe of Xuya has been nominated for Best Series!

The latest book in the The Universe of Xuya, THE CITADEL OF WEEPING PEARLS, is available now!

JABberwocky is proud to work with Aliette and many other talented writers. Their books add a wonderful depth and breadth to our agency’s in-house ebook publishing program, now with ~450 titles and growing.

 

We’re also excited to announce that Neil Clarke had been nominated for a Hugo award for Best Editor, Short form! Neil is one of JABberwocky’s newest clients and we’re looking forward to a very bright future.


Aliette de Bodard is a finalist for the Lammy Awards!

Congratulations are in order for Aliette de Bodard! IN THE VANISHER’S PALACE is a finalist for the prestigious Lambda Literary Award under the LGBTQ SF/F/Horror category! The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world, with over 1,000 submissions this year alone.

 

“From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land…

A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village’s debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world.

A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference.

 

IN THE VANISHER’S PALACE was published last year by JABberwocky worldwide and is available in both eBook and paperback editions.

North America: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes | B&N | Google Play
UK, Europe, Australia: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes

“intriguing… recommended for fans of de Bodard’s previous works, or for readers who enjoy diverse, lushly described fantasy.”
Library Journal

 


Aliette de Bodard Receives a Nebula Nomination

Congrats are in order for Aliette de Bodard! THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE has been nominated for Best Novella in this year’s Nebula Awards!

The novella was published last year by Subterranean Press in the US and Canada. It’s available outside North America via JABberwocky in eBook and paperback editions.

North America: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes
UK, Europe, Australia: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes

“[The Tea Master and the Detective] is a window onto a beautifully developed world that widens the meaning of space opera, one that centers on Chinese and Vietnamese cultures and customs instead of Western military conventions, and is all the more welcome for it.”
—Amal El-Mohtar, New York Times


JABberwocky’s “Best Of” Bonanza 2018

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This was an exciting year for us here at JABberwocky! We want to say congratulations to our authors whose amazing titles made it onto ‘Best Of’ lists in 2018!

Simon R. Green, NIGHT FALL (Ace)
Kirkus’ “Best Science Fiction And Fantasy titles for 2018”

Charlaine Harris, AN EASY DEATH (Saga)
USA TODAY‘s “Best-Selling Books
Barnes & Noble’s “Alternate Universe” mentions on their list of Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2018

Grady Hendrix, WE SOLD OUR SOULS (Quirk Books)
Booklist’s “Top 10 Horror Fiction Books of 2018”
Chicago Public Library’s “Best Books of 2018″

Michael Mammay, PLANETSIDE (Harper Voyager)
Library Journal‘s “Best SciFi/Fantasy Books of 2018”

Kate Alice Marshall, I AM STILL ALIVE (Viking Children’s)
Barnes & Noble’s “19 of Our Most Anticipated YA Debuts of 2018”
Booklist Online’s “Top 10 First Novels For Youth”
Kirkus’  “Best YA Mystery and Thriller of 2018

Mallory O’Meara, LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (Hanover Square Press)
Woman’s Day’s15 Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019″

Daniel José Older, DACTYL HILL SQUAD (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Publishers Weekly‘s “Best Middle Grade Books of 2018
The Washington Posts‘ “Best Children’s Books of 2018″
New York Public Library’s “Best Children’s Book of 2018
On NPR’s “Guide To 2018’s Great Reads”
School Library Journal‘s “Best Books of 2018″

Brandon Sanderson, SKYWARD (Delacorte)
Kirkus’ “Best YA Science Fiction of 2018″

Jane Yolen, THE EMERALD CIRCUS (Tachyon)
Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection

Vita Ayala & Lisa Sterle, SUBMERGED (Vault Comics)
Tor.com‘s “Best Comics of 2018″

Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman, THE UNICORN ANTHOLOGY (Tachyon)
Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

Ryan O’Sullivan, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennett, FEARSCAPE (Vault Comics)
Monkeys Fighting Robot‘s “Best Comic Book Single Issues of 2018″


Daniel José Older, Aliette de Bodard, and E.C. Myers Are All A Best of 2018, NPR Streak Triples

Congratulations to Daniel José Older, Aliette de Bodard, and E.C. Myers for all being named to NPR’s Best Books of 2018! This also marks the sixth consecutive year in which a JABberwocky client has been named to NPR’s Best Books of the Year and the first year in which three (!) JABberwocky clients have made the list in the same year.

Older is on the list for his critically-acclaimed DACTYL HILL SQUAD, the first in his new middle grade series set in an alternate Civil War-era New York City, where dinosaurs still roam the Earth, centered on Magdalys Roca, a young Cuban-American girl with the ability to telepathically communicate with dinosaurs, as she leads her friends to rescue their fellow orphans from an evil magistrate. Older has previously made the NPR Best Book list for his novels Shadowshaper and

Shadowhouse Fall.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by [Oh, Ellen, Chapman, Elsie, Ahdieh, Renée, Charaipotra, Sona, Chhibber, Preeti, Chokshi, Roshani, de Bodard, Aliette, de la Cruz, Melissa, Kagawa, Julie, Kanakia, Rahul, Lee, Lori M., Myers, E. C., Pon, Cindy, Saeed, Aisha, Thakrar, Shveta, Wong, Alyssa]

De Bodard and Myers are on the list for their respective short story contributions to the anthology A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman.

The anthology focuses on folktale and myth retellings from South and East Asian cultures, with most of the contributors of South or East Asian heritage. Each story contains an author’s note with a summary of the original tale and why the author chose to retell it. de Bodard’s story, “The Counting of Vermillion Beads,” is a reimagining of the Vietnamese fairy tale “Tấm and Cám.” In “The Land of the Morning Calm,” E.C. Myers gives his take on the Chasa Bonpula, a Korean epic.

 

 

Here’s a brief retrospective of previous NPR nominees, with links to buy the books:

2017: Daniel José Older, SHADOWHOUSE FALL (buy)

2016: Silvia Moreno-Garcia, CERTAIN DARK THINGS (buy)

2015: Daniel José Older, SHADOWSHAPER (buy)

2014: Marie Brennan, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS: (buy)

2013: Marie Brennan, A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS (buy)

Let’s see if our streak continues next year too! Perhaps next time we’ll hit a home run…