Aliette de Bodard‘s latest book, OF WARS, AND MEMORIES, AND STARLIGHT is out now! Published by Subterranean Press in limited hardcover and eBook, it is a collection of stories set in the author’s various award-winning and -nominated settings — including the Xuya universe. Here’s the synopsis…

A major first collection from a writer fast becoming one of the stars of the genre… Aliette de Bodard, multiple award winner and author of The Tea Master and the Detective, now brings readers fourteen dazzling tales that showcase the richly textured worldbuilding and beloved characters that have brought her so much acclaim.

Come discover the breadth and endless invention of her universes, ranging from a dark Gothic Paris devastated by a magical war; to the multiple award-winning Xuya, a far-future space opera inspired by Vietnamese culture where scholars administrate planets and sentient spaceships are part of families.

In the Nebula award and Locus award winning “Immersion”, a young girl working in a restaurant on a colonized space station crosses paths with an older woman who has cast off her own identity. In the novelette “Children of Thorns, Children of Water”, a shapeshifting dragon infiltrating a ruined mansion finds more than he’s bargained for when his partner is snatched by eerie, child-like creatures. And in the award-winning “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, three very different people — a scholar, an engineer, and a spaceship — all must deal with the loss of a woman who was the cornerstone of their world.

This collection includes a never-before-seen 20,000-word novella, “Of Birthdays, and Fungus, and Kindness”, set in Bodard’s alternative dark Paris.

Subterranean Press has also published Aliette’s Xuya novella THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE in North America (available elsewhere via the JABberwocky eBook Program).

The author’s latest series is the Dominion of the Fallen, published in the UK by Gollancz; and Roc Books (#1-2) and JABberwocky (#3) in North America.

Two New International Editions of Ben Aaronovitch’s RIVERS OF LONDON


Ben Aaronovitch‘s conquest of the literary world continues! Today, we share with you two more international covers for his debut Peter Grant novel, RIVERS OF LONDON – this time, for the Korean and Russian markets. As you can see, they are two very different takes on the novel, but are both striking and eye-catching.

RIVERS OF LONDON is published in Russia by Fantastika as Реки Лондона; and is due to be published in Korea by Hyundae Munhak as 런던의 강들, in 2015. The novel has been widely published around the world. In the UK, it (and the rest of the series so far) has been published by Gollancz. The novel was published in the US as MIDNIGHT RIOT, by Del Rey Books.

In the unlikely event that you have somehow managed to miss this series, here is the synopsis for RIVERS OF LONDON

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to – and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos – or die trying.