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.


Short Fiction Watch: Justina Robson

Various-FearsomeMagics-BlogJustina Robson has a new, great short story in FEARSOME MAGICS, the latest anthology from Solaris Books! The story is called ON SKYBOLT MOUNTAIN, and the book is published on October 7th.

Here’s the collection’s synopsis…

A cabinet of magic! A cavalcade of wonder! A collection of stories both strange and wondrous, of tales filled with wild adventure and strange imaginings. Fearsome Magics, the second New Solaris Book of Fantasy, is all these things and more. It is, we think, the best book you will read all year.

Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has invited some of the best and most exciting writers working in fantasy today to let their imaginations run wild and to deliver stories that will thrill and awe, delight and amuse. And above all, stories that are filled with fearsome magic! Authors commited to take part include Christopher Priest, Garth Nix, Catherine M. Valente, Ellen Klages, Isobelle Carmody, Nalo Hopkinson, Frances Hardinge, Scott Lynch, Robert Shearman, Justina Robson, Christopher Rowe, Karin Tidbeck and KJ Parker.

Justina Robson is the author of many critically-acclaimed science fiction novels, including SILVER SCREEN, LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE, NATURAL HISTORY, and the Quantum Gravity science fictions series.

Short Fiction Watch: Aliette de Bodard & Ian McDonald

Various-ReachForInfinity2014-BlogThis week, Solaris Books publish their latest science fiction anthology, REACH FOR INFINITY, and we’re very happy to report that two of our clients’ work is featured therein!

Here’s the publisher synopsis…

What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space?

The brightest names in SF contribute original new fiction to this amazing anthology from master editor Jonathan Strahan. Including new work by Alastair Reynolds, Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard, Peter Watts, and others!

The two new pieces from Zeno clients are:

Watch this space for more details about our clients’ short fiction, over the next few weeks (there’s a lot on the way!).