Friday, 22 November 2019

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.

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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

Skyward

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…


The Great (and forthcoming) JABberwocky Makeover

Stop us if you’ve seen this movie before, but JABberwocky will soon be taking off its thick-framed glasses and undoing its ponytail. By which we mean that the awfulagent.com website that you used to sit next to in high school English class will soon be undergoing a major redesign.

Our agency has hired Claire Marion Design to help give us a stylish new look, after the firm came highly recommended by the Zeno Agency. We don’t yet have a date set for when the makeover will take place, but we will keep everyone posted.

However, we can tell you now that JABberwocky has already re-imagined its company logo and we are excited to debut it for the first time right here, right now:

 

That’s all for now and we will see you all lovely folks at the prom!

 


Praise for Aliette de Bodard’s IN THE VANISHERS’ PALACE

Today saw the publication of a new book from Aliette de Bodard, author of the Dominion of the Fallen series and winner of two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a European Science Fiction Society award, and three BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards. A never before published novella, In the Vanisher’s Palace is a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling with two women and the Beast is a dragon.

The ebook is available for purchase at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Google

And the paperback edition is available at Amazon.

The book has already garnered some tremendous praise from writers, artists, and critics, including:

“Gorgeously atmospheric queer fantasy (…) Like Jane Eyre if Rochester was a woman plus a dragon.”

–Zen Cho, author of The Terracotta Bride and Sorcerer to the Crown

“Another stellar offering by Bodard. Her signature intensity is on display in this tale of people (and dragons) struggling to survive in the ruins of an alien conquest. Emotionally complex relationships interweave with richly drawn and deftly nuanced world-building.”

–Kate Elliott, Author of the Court of Fives series

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Go SKYWARD, See the Stars

SkywardThe first major reviews of Brandon Sanderson’s SKYWARD are here, and we are beaming!

Kirkus gives this series opener a starred review, saying, “Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.”

In its starred review, Publishers Weekly says, “Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast…set against the backdrop of a desperate conflict,” and calls it a “pulse-pounding story.”

The first installment in this new sci-fi YA trilogy tells the story of Spensa, a girl determined to become a pilot, defeat the alien race attacking Earth, and prove her father wasn’t a coward—and neither is she. SKYWARD publishes November 6, 2018 from Delacorte, with two more books under contract.


2018 Dragon Awards

Oathbringer by Brandon SandersonJABberwocky is pleased to announce that Brandon Sanderson won two 2018 Dragon Awards! OATHBRINGER, Brandon’s third installment in the Stormlight Archive, won Best Fantasy Novel, while the first volume of WHITE SAND earned the top spot in the Best Graphic Novel category!

The Dragon Awards are presented at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. Brandon continues to have a busy fall with the publication of the omnibus edition of his Legion novellas later this month and the launch of his new YA series, Skyward, in November.


Six Great JAB eBooks On Sale at Kobo

To celebrate the launch of their new partnership with Walmart, Kobo is running a month-long eBook sale from August 22nd until September 18th, 2018. The promotion includes several of our favorite titles from our eBook collection. With books by Charlaine Harris, Elaine Viets, Simon R. Green, Tim Akers, Ellery Queen, and Elizabeth Moon, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

The following titles are included in the sale:

$1.99 ($4.99) $0.99 ($2.99) $1.99 ($5.99)
$0.99 ($4.99) $1.99 ($9.99) $1.99 ($7.99)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Suzanne Palmer, newly-minted Hugo Award-winner!

Suzanne Palmer with her 2018 Hugo Award

JABberwocky is very excited to share that Suzanne Palmer has just won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novelette!

Her story, “The Secret Life of Bots,” was published by Clarkesworld in September of 2017 where it garnered critical acclaim on Goodreads and from genre review sites such as SFF Reviews and Fantasy Literature.

Suzanne Palmer‘s first novel is titled FINDER is the first in a trilogy and will be published by DAW Books on April 2nd, 2019.


2018 World Fantasy Award Finalist!

JABberwocky is pleased to announce that Peter Beagle’s IN CALABRIA has been named a “Best Novella” finalist for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards! Published by Tachyon Publications in February of last year, Peter’s novella received lots critical acclaim:

 

“Acclaimed fantasist Beagle (Summerlong) sets this charming, lyrical tale of unicorns and love on a poor little hillside farm in the toe of boot-shaped Italy.”   — Publisher’s Weekly, Starred review

“[Beagle] combines earthy practicality with delight and bewildered joy, and his work usually nestles folklore and modern concerns side-by-side. In Calabria upholds that pattern.”  — N.P.R.

 

JABberwocky represents the foreign and audio rights to IN CALABRIA, and the novella has already been translated into German, Czech, Polish, and Romanian with more to come. The winners of this year’s World Fantasy Award will be announced on November 4th during the World Fantasy Convention, and JABberwocky will be crossing its fingers until then.


Aurora Teagarden: THE DISAPPEARING GAME Premieres July 29th

Sunday, July 29th will see the television premiere of THE DISAPPEARING GAME on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel! The ninth installment of the Aurora Teagarden movie series continues the exploits of small town librarian and sleuth Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, and is loosely based on the novel All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris.

Aurora Teagarden leaps headfirst into Lawrenceton’s latest murder investigation when her nephew Phillip and his college roommate go missing after the roommate’s girlfriend is found dead. Enlisting the help of her Real Murders pals, and the handsome college professor Nick Miller who just moved in across the street from her, Roe uncovers a kidnapping plot gone awry.

Starring Candace Cameron Bure of Full House fame, THE DISAPPEARING GAME is sure to be another exciting entry in the Aurora Teagarden series. Check out the preview for a peek at what’s in store for Roe!

Can’t wait to spend some time with Roe? We’ve got you covered. Two of our favorite books in the series are Kindle Monthly Deals for the entire month of July:

 

$2.99 ($7.99) $2.99 ($7.99)

Midnight, Texas season 2

Midnight, Texas season 2NBC announced the fall premiere date for the second season of Midnight, Texas. Tune in on Friday, October 26, 2018 to catch up with Manfred and the rest of the Midnighters!

Based on Charlaine Harris’ trilogy of the same name, Midnight, Texas explores a small town full of witches, angels, psychics, and vampires. Season 1 was the #1 broadcast drama series last summer in the highly competitive 18-49 demographic.

Charlaine’s new series, Gunnie Rose, kicks off in October with the release of AN EASY DEATH.


25th Anniversary of DOWN HOME MURDER

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original publication date of Toni LP Kelner‘s DOWN HOME MURDER, the Kindle edition of the book will be available for free from Thursday, June 21 through Monday, June 25.

Free at Amazon

In the first of Toni L. P. Kelner’s smart, witty mystery series, amateur sleuth Laura Fleming finds her trip going South—in lethal ways…

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Starred Reviews for I AM STILL ALIVE!

The first trade reviews for Kate Alice Marshall‘s debut YA novel I AM STILL ALIVE are in, and we’re seeing stars!

In its starred review, Kirkus called the book “A taut, gripping page-turner with a strong female hero to root for.”

Booklist was more verbose in its starred review, saying: “Marshall’s evocative, visceral language cultivates a vivid sense of the sheer physicality of Jess’ survival, and she breathes vibrant life not only into Jess’ character but also that of her irascible, loyal dog, Bo. With masterful pacing, rich characterization, a dynamic voice, and a thrilling blend of wilderness survival and revenge, this is an engrossing read from a writer to watch.”

We’re thrilled Kate’s story of survival and revenge is starting out with such a bang!

I AM STILL ALIVE publishes July 24th, 2018, from Viking Children’s. It’s a perfect addition to your summer reading list, whether you’re poolside or tramping through the wilderness. Pre-order today from your favorite vendor, and add it on Goodreads!


Brandon Sanderson’s DARK ONE

Brandon SandersonDeadline recently reported on DARK ONE, a new multimedia project from Brandon Sanderson! Vault Comics will publish the two-volume graphic novel series, co-written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist). Publishers Weekly reports that the first volume will be released in the Spring of 2019. FremantleMedia North American and Random House Studio will produce the TV series, and a podcast of the same title will further explore the world of DARK ONE.

The project is described as “a dramatic fantasy adventure spotlighting a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastical worlds, which he is told are just hallucinations. But this dark and deadly fantasy world that keeps coming to him is actually a real vision of another world – one where he has been prophesied to become a tyrant and destroy this land of interesting creatures, sporadic electrical currents and a darkening landscape.”

Sanderson says, “I’m used to painting a picture in words. DARK ONE came to life when I freed myself to think of it as a project for actual visual media, with the setting, characters and outline all coming together.”

Sanderson is a multiple #1 New York Times bestseller and a Hugo Award winner, selling over 12 million copies of his works worldwide. The second volume of White Sand, Sanderson’s first graphic novel series, published in February 2018, with volume three under contract to Dynamite Entertainment.


May eBook Round-Up

 

NEW RELEASES

May saw a slew of new and exciting additions to our eBook catalog—including the final volume in Jack Campbell’s Legacy of Dragons trilogy, RED SNOW (a 2018 Locus Award Finalist for Best Horror Novel), and three new additions to John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem’s genre-bending (sci-fi/pulp/comic) Nuclear Bombshell series.

Destiny of Dragons
by Jack Campbell
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Google
Kobo
iTunes
Red Snow
by Ian R. MacLeod
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Google
Kobo
iTunes

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THE CORE is a #1 German bestseller!

THE CORE volume 2

UPDATE: As of June 11, 2018, THE CORE part two has been on the Literatur Spiegel bestseller list for nine weeks!

THE CORE by Peter V. Brett is a #1 German bestseller! After publishing on April 10, 2018, it debuted at the #6 spot on Literatur Spiegel and has now reached #1. This is the first #1 German bestseller for JABberwocky. THE CORE volume one spent nine weeks on Literatur Spiegel. Peter is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller with over 2.6 million Demon Cycle novels sold worldwide.

Peter begins his book tour in Germany on April 24. You can find dates and locations of his book readings here.

Barren, the new Demon Cycle novella, publishes in September 2018, and Peter’s new trilogy, I Am Olive, was recently announced.

 

 

 

 


YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten list

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott KatsoulisALL RIGHTS RESERVED by Gregory Scott Katsoulis made YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten list! Titles published in the previous year are chosen by teen book groups from fifteen school and public libraries around the US. This announcement comes during National Library Week, and the winners will be chosen the week after Teen Read Week (Oct. 7-13, 2018).

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED was also nominated for YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2017, and it made the Library Information Technology Association’s inaugural list in 2018 for Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction. This gripping YA sci-fi is forthcoming from publishers in Romania, Turkey, and Vietnam, and its sequel, Access Restricted, publishes August 28, 2018, from Harlequin Teen.


New Peter V. Brett trilogy announced!

We’re excited to share news about I Am Olive, Peter V. Brett‘s new trilogy!Peter V. Brett

As The Bookseller reports, UK rights were sold in a high six-figure deal to HarperVoyager, and North American rights went to Del Rey in a major deal, as well. These books are in the Demon Cycle universe and share some of the same characters as the original series, but I Am Olive is written for readers who may not have encountered a Peter Brett work before.

The first installment, THE DESERT PRINCE, takes place fifteen years after the end of the original Demon Cycle and centers on Olive Paper and Darin Bales, who were both born during The Core. I Am Olive provides another way for readers of all ages to enjoy the Demon Cycle. Brett says, “Olive Paper will be a hero unlike any other.”

The Core was a #7 Sunday Times bestseller, and in Germany the first volume of The Core spent nine weeks on the Der Spiegel bestseller list, reaching the #3 spot!


2018 Hugo Award nominees

Worldcon 76 announced the 2018 Hugo Award nominees, and several JABberwocky authors made the list!

Best Series:
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

Best Novelette:
Children of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette de Bodard
The Secret Life of Bots by Suzanne Palmer

Congratulations to our authors! The awards will be presented at the Worldcon 76 convention in San José, California, on Sunday, August 19.

Brandon won a Hugo for Best Novella in 2013 for THE EMPEROR’S SOUL, and Marie won a World Fantasy Award in 2014 for A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS. Aliette is hard at work on her next project. FINDER, Suzanne’s debut novel, is forthcoming from DAW in 2019.

Oathbringer by Brandon SandersonWithin the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie BrennanChildren of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette de Bodard

 

 


Mythology and Folklore eBook Sale

         

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, four of our eBooks that deal explicitly with myth and folklore will be on sale from Friday, March 16th until Monday, March 31st. The sale includes:

He Said, Sidhe Said by Tanya Huff: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

When Werewolves Attack by Del Howison: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

Blood Road by Edo van Belkom: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

 

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Pick up these Perennial Classics on sale for Groundhog Day

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Groundhog day, or that time we ask a rodent to predict the weather because the lack of sun and warmth has made us all collectively lose our minds. Or it’s that movie with Bill Murray! Or…it’s February 2nd and January is finally over. Anyway.

These five classics are on sale for only $2.99, the perfect price to add them to your digital library to read again and again (and again, and again, and again)… Sometimes the most comforting thing is falling over and over into a book you love. Pick them up at your e-tailer of choice and enjoy!

Lieutenant by Rick Shelley: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

Too Many Magicians by Randall Garrett: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

No Quarter by Tanya Huff: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

Deathstalker Legacy by Simon R. Green:  Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google | iTunes

 

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