Aliette de Bodard’s CITADEL OF WEEPING PEARLS in Asimov’s SF

Asimovs-201510-BlogAliette de Bodard‘s newest novella, THE CITADEL OF WEEPING PEARLS, is the cover story in the new October/November 2015 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction! Here’s the description…

Aliette de Bodard’s October/November 2015 cover story is an enormous new novella that plunges us into a far future where various factions struggle to find the lost “Citadel of Weeping Pearls.” Success will require travel through time and space. The journey could result in death, or it could give the empire the weapon it needs in a war against archenemies.

You can read a length excerpt from the novella here.

Aliette de Bodard is the author of many critically-acclaimed and award-winning and -nominated short stories and novellas; as well as the Obsidian & Blood trilogy of Aztec historical fantasy.

Most recently, she is the author of the critically-acclaimed new novel, THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS — published in the US by Roc Books, and in the UK by Gollancz (covers below). Aliette is currently working on a follow-up novel, but has also written a pair of short stories set in the same world. The stand-alone story OF BOOKS, AND EARTH, AND COURTSHIP was released this past weekend, and you can read more about that here.


New Lavie Tidhar & Matthew Hughes Short Fiction…


We’re happy to share with you information about two new pieces of short fiction from Zeno clients!

First up we have MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL, a new Bookman Histories novelette by Lavie Tidhar will be included in the June 2014 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction. Lavie is the author of the critically acclaimed THE VIOLENT CENTURY (Hodder), and also the three Bookman Histories novels – THE BOOKMAN, CAMERA OBSCURA, and THE GREAT GAME (Angry Robot Books).

Next, Matthew Hughes is to be features in the upcoming anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardener Dozios, ROGUES! Joining such leading lights as Neil Gaiman and Scott Lynch, Hughes has contributed his story THE INN OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS. The anthology is due to be published by Bantam Spectra in June 2014. Matthew is the author most recently of the To Hell & Back trilogy – THE DAMNED BUSTERS, COSTUME NOT INCLUDED, and HELL TO PAY (Angry Robot Books).