Paul Cornell Returns to a Strange Supernatural English Suburb as The Lights Go Out in Lychford

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This November, Paul Cornell returns to the “suburban fantasy” of the Lychford series, one of the most delightful and delightfully dark locales in fantasy. The novellas are set in the small English town of Lychford, a spot where the barriers between the human world and the supernatural realm are thin, and a group of local witches (don’t call them a coven)—including Lizzie Blackmore, also incongruously the reverence of St. Martin’s Church, as well as an old woman and the propreitor of the local magic shop—work to keep the peace.

Below, we’re sharing the cover and official summary for The Lights Go Out in Lychfordthe fourth story in the series, which began with 2015’s The Witches of Lychford—as well as some thoughts from the author.

The book is available for preorder now, and will be released November 19, 2019.

Be careful what you wish for…

The continuing tale in the award-nominated Witches of Lychford series, described by Seanan McGuire as “Beautifully written, perfectly cruel and ultimately kind”.

The borders of Lychford are crumbling. Other realities threaten to seep into the otherwise quiet village, and the resident wise woman is struggling to remain wise. The local magic shop owner and the local priest are having troubles of their own.

And a mysterious stranger is on hand to offer a solution to everyone’s problems. No cost, no strings (she says).

But as everyone knows, free wishes from strangers rarely come without a price…

Cover design by FORT

From the author:

When last we left Lychford, that pleasant Cotswolds market town had been left defenseless,the occult barriers that secretly protect it from mystical other dimensions having been torn down. Besides that, Judith, the hedge witch who leads the amateur ‘coven’ of three very different women who stand guard over the town, is suffering from dementia, and can’t be sure of her own powers any more.

The Lights Go Out in Lychford is very much about my own Mum’s experience of dementia, of how frightening that was for her and those around her, as someone very practical found their thoughts becoming as fantastical as magic. (Our amazing cover, which I think is the best in the series, sums up exactly what the book is about.) But, as ever, there’s sadness and comedy and everyday life in the Lychford books, so this one is also about the joy and eccentricity of working on a local festival, as I myself do. Once again it’s the hugeness of magical battles combined with popping out to the Post Office.

As well as telling a complete story, as all the Lychford books do, The Lights Go Out brings the series to a point of high drama, and sets things up for the forthcoming final book, Last Stand in Lychford.

The Lights Go Out in Lychford will be released November 19.

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Announcing The New Voices of Science Fiction, an Essential Anthology of the Future

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In 2017, Tachyon Publications and editors Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman released The New Voices of Fantasy, an anthology of some of the most exciting writers the gene has produced over the past decade—names like Sam J. Miller, Max Gladstone, Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, and Amal El-Mohtar; names that had already grown familiar, provided you pay attention to who is out there winning awards for short fiction. And indeed, the anthology itself became an award-winner, picking up a 2018 World Fantasy Award.

With that kind of success in the rearview mirror, its only natural to try to replicate the experience on the other side of the genre divide. This fall, Jacob Weisman teams with award-winning author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief, Summerland, Invisible Planets) for the companion volume The New Voices of Science Fiction, which features a laudable mission—to highlight the most vibrant new creators of cutting-edge SFF—and a truly enviable list of contributors.

Check out the official summary and full cover (with art by Matt Dixon and design by Elizabeth Story) below. The book arrives November 11, 2019.

What would you do if your collective of tiny bots suddenly decide to mutiny? Would you find bioprinted steak delicious, even after it was signed by the artist? Is an 11 second attention-span long enough to bond with a cryogenically-revived tourist? Would you sell your native language to send your daughter to college?

The avant garde of science fiction has appeared, arriving via time machines and portals that may (or may not) work properly. In this space-age sequel to award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy, The New Voices of Science Fiction has launched the rising stars of the last five years of science fiction, including Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, Suzanne Palmer, Nino Cipri, and more. Their wide-ranging tales were hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (Invaders).

So go ahead, join the starship revolution. The new kids hotwired the AI.

World Fantasy Award-winner The New Voices of Fantasy is available now.

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Go Down the Rabbit Hole with Wonderland, an Anthology Inspired by Lewis Carroll

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been sequelized, reimagined, remixed, and riffed upon many times in the century and a half since it was first published.

This fall, some of today’s most well-known fantasy writers are getting into the act in Wonderland, a new anthology of Alice-inspired stories coming from editors Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane and publisher Titan Books.

Below, we reveal the cover (designed by Julia Lloyd) as well as the complete list of contributors to the anthology, which will be released in September.

From the greatest names in fantasy and horror comes an anthology of stories inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, including tales by bestselling authors M.R. Carey, Genevieve Cogman, Catriona Ward, Rio Youers and L.L. McKinney. Join Alice as she is thrown into the whirlwind of Wonderland, in works bending the traditional notions of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, including ghosts, medieval quests, demons and cyborgs!

The complete list of contributors includes Alison Littlewood, Angela Slatter, Cat Rambo, Catriona Ward, Cavan Scott, Genevieve Cogman, George Mann, James Lovegrove, Jane Yolen, Jonathan Green, Juliet Marillier, L.L. McKinney, Laura Mauro, Lilith Saintcrow, M.R. Carey, Mark Chadbourn, Rio Youers, and Robert Shearman.

Preorder Wonderland, available September 17, 2019.

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Revealing The Name of All Things, the Next Verse of Jenn Lyons’ A Chorus of Dragons

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Last month saw the release of The Ruin of Kings, the debut novel from Jenn Lyons, and the first volume of an ambitious five-book fantasy series known as A Chorus of Dragons. With an inventive narrative structure and ample use of footnotes, it more than satisfied our expectations, built sky high by advance buzz that likened it to A Song of Ice and Fire and The Kingkiller Chronicle.

While Lynons’ series promises to be as epic as either of those lauded sagas, she is definitely doing her own thing—and the books differ in another way as well: Tor is committed to cranking then out on an accelerated schedule, one every nine months or so. Which means that volume two, The Name of All Things, lands before the end of the year—and today, were giving you your first taste of the sequel, via a cover reveal and excerpt.

Find both below the official summary. The Name of All Things arrives October 29.

You can have everything you want if you sacrifice everything you believe. 

Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man.

Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. 

Janel’s plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin’s old enemy, the wizard Relos Var.

Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world—the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. 

And what he wants is Kihrin D’Mon.

Art by Lars Grant-West

An excerpt from The Name of All Things follows…

“Fine. You’ve gone through a lot of effort to find me.” He looked Janel in the eyes. “Why?”

She answered, “We need your help to slay a dragon.”

Kihrin blinked at her.

“A dragon? A dragon?

Janel blushed. “Please lower your voice.”

“A dragon,” Kihrin repeated a third time. “Do you have any clue—? No, wait. Look, I applaud your ambition or greed or whatever reason you have for thinking this is a good idea. Let me assure you—this is a terrible idea.”

“It matters not if it is or it isn’t—”

“No. I’m sorry. ‘Let’s go kill a dragon’ ranks among the worst of ideas. It’s right above invading the Manol in summer and right below freeing Vol Karoth ‘just for a little while.’ Do you know why parents don’t warn their children not to attack dragons? Because no parent wants to think their kids are that stupid. A dragon would annihilate me before I got close enough to hurt its feelings, let alone do any real damage to it.”

Janel raised an eyebrow at Kihrin. “Are you quite finished?”

“No,” Kihrin said. “I want to know who told you to enlist me into this ludicrous scheme, so I can find that person and shove my—”

“A quarter million people are currently in Atrine,” Janel interrupted. “And they have no idea they’re about to be attacked by the largest dragon ever known.”

That stopped him cold. He ignored the bartender—doing double duty as waitstaff—as she shoved another mug of cider onto the table. She followed that with a bowl of rice and vegetables covered in a thick paste. Without asking if anyone needed anything else, she retreated to the bar.

Kihrin pushed aside the food. “What?”

Musicians and storytellers in the Capital loved to talk about Atrine. What wasn’t to love? Atrine was a literally magical city, crafted of poetry and marble, built by Emperor Atrin Kandor in a single day. Ironically, Kihrin had never met anyone who’d actually been there; it was everyone’s favorite city from a distance.

“You heard me quite well,” Janel said, no longer smiling. “Now, as decided to recruit you for this plan, just what, pray tell, are you planning to shove, and where? Would you care to elaborate?”

Kihrin turned red. He exhaled and turned to the priest. “How are you involved in this?”

“Oh, I’m uh . . .” Qown floundered. “I used to be . . . that is to say . . .” He scowled, flustered. “It’s complicated,” he finished.

“As Qown mentioned earlier, he’s a votary of the Vishai Mysteries,” Janel said. “He’s also a qualified physicker and my best friend.”

Qown looked uncomfortable. Kihrin wondered what part of Janel’s description had upset the priest—his religion or his status as a Royal House licensed healer. Being called dearest friend hadn’t bothered him earlier.

“And you’re fine with this ‘Let’s go kill a dragon’ plan? Because you don’t strike me as the type to throw away your life.”

“With all respect,” Qown replied, “my approval or disapproval is irrelevant. Once Morios surfaces from underneath Lake Jorat, he’ll attack Atrine. Thousands will die. Normally, the Emperor would handle the problem, or the Eight Immortals themselves, but Emperor Sandus is dead, and the gods . . .” He held out his hands.

“The gods are busy battling demons,” Janel finished.

Preorder The Name of All Things, available October 29, 2019.

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Secrets of The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl Revealed

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In the wake of The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, Theodora Goss is two-for-two when it comes to delightful, darkly fantastical literary pastiches. (Thanks to the former, she’s also forever a best novel Nebula Award nominee.)

This Fall, she’s wrapping up the story of the crime-solving Athena Club—made up of the daughters of infamous characters from Victorian lit, from Dr. Frankenstein to Mr. Hyde—with The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl.

Below, we reveal the cover for the eagerly awaited concluding volume, with art and letting by Lisa Perrin (filling in for Kate Forrester, who designed the covers for the first two novels but was on maternity leave when the Athena Club came calling a third time). Check it out following the official summary, and then read on, as Theodora Goss herself joins us to deliver 5 tantalizing hints about what readers can expect from the final volume of this wonderfully meta fantasy series.

Mary Jekyll and the Athena Club race to save Alice—and foil a plot to unseat the Queen, in the electrifying conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Nebula Award finalist and Locus Award winner The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter.

Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club…especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished— and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes!

As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlock’s kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria, and the very future of the British Empire. Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, Catherine, and Justine save their friends—and save the Empire? Find out in the final installment of the fantastic and memorable Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series.

For comparison’s sake, here are all three covers side by side. If you hadn’t just been told, you’d never be able to spot the odd artist out, would you?

And now, here’s Theodora Goss, more than ready to tease you about what’s in store when this novel arrives on shelves in October…

What can readers expect from The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl?

1. They can expect to find out why a dangerous gang would kidnap Alice, the kitchen maid of the Athena Club. What makes Alice important enough to kidnap? After all, she doesn’t have any special powers or abilities… she’s just Alice, or so she keeps telling her mistress Mary Jekyll. But Alice is more important than she believes. In this book, readers will find out who Alice really is, and what makes her the Mesmerizing Girl.

2. They can expect to visit places they might never have heard of before. In this book, the adventures of Mary and her friends take them to the town of Marazion, on the coast of Cornwall, and the castle of St. Michael’s mount, perched on an island that can be approached only over water or by a causeway visible when the tide goes down. I can’t tell you what will happen in that castle, but it will test Mary and the other Athena Club members as they have never been tested before.

3. They can expect to see more of our heroines: Mary, Catherine, Beatrice, Justine, and of course the irritating Diana, who can’t be left behind because you never know whether she’ll make a mess of things or save the day. In this book, they must not only find Alice and the missing Sherlock Holmes, but also save England from a grave and terrible threat. Can they do it? They are, as Holmes has told them, a group of resourceful young women…

4. They can expect to learn more about what it was like to live at the end of the nineteenth century for young women, monstrous or not. The members of the Athena Club don’t let the rules of propriety stop them from having adventures and investigating mysteries, whether that means carrying pistols or dressing as gentlemen. But Mrs. Poole is always there to tell them what is and is not proper, as well as to dispense tea and cakes.

5. They can expect to hear about the group of friends and allies the Athena Club has gathered around itself. How is Lucinda adjusting to life as a vampire? Will Irene and Mina join forces to battle the last of Van Helsing’s creations? What will Beatrice do to save Clarence from her poisonous self? And will the Athena Club ever see the mysterious Ayesha again? All these questions, and more, will be answered in the final thrilling installment of the Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club (two shillings per volume, or five shillings for the set*, at all respectable booksellers).

*Prices in the U.S. may vary

Preorder The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, available October 1, 2019. The first two books are available now.

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After the Conspiracy: Alexandra Rowland’s A Choir of Lies Revealed

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Last year, Alexandra Rowland’s debut novel A Conspiracy of Truths wowed us with an intricate story of political subterfuge and made us giggle with (and gasp at the sheer audacity of) its foul-mouthed, story-spinning protagonist Chant, who, from a prison cell, threatened to bring down a kingdom using only the power of his words. A fantasy for the era of fake news, the novel explores how much power we place in stories—the ones we tell each other, and the ones we’d like to believe about ourselves.

This fall, Rowland returns to this word-spun world in A Choir of Lies, picking up the tale three years later to examine the repercussions of Chant’s deeds through the eyes of his young apprentice.

Today, we’re pleased to reveal the cover for the sequel, every bit as gorgeous (and hiding just as many secrets) as that of the first volume. The center artwork is by Ryan Begley, with design by Nicholas Sciacca. Check it out below the official summary.

Three years ago, Ylfing watched his master-Chant tear a nation apart with nothing but the words on his tongue. Now he’s all alone somewhere new, broken-hearted and grieving but a Chant in his own right, employed as a translator to Sterre de Waeyer, a wealthy merchant of luxury goods, while he struggles to come to terms with what his master did, with the audiences he’s been alienated from, and with the stories he can no longer trust himself to tell.

That is, until Ylfing’s employer finds out what he is, what he does, and what he knows. At Sterre’s command, he begins telling stories once more, fanning the city into a mania for a few shipments of an exotic flower. The prices skyrocket, but when disaster looms – a disaster that only the two of them recognize – Ylfing has to face what he has done and decide who he wants to be: A man who walks away and lets the city shatter, as his master did? Or… something else?

A story can be powerful enough to bring a nation to its knees, certainly. But in the right hands, a story can rebuild a broken dam, keep the floodwaters back, and save a life – or ten thousand lives.

Art by Ryan Begley, design by Nicholas Sciacca

A Choir of Lies will be released in September 2019. A Conspiracy of Truths is available now.

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Love Locke Lamora? Meet Walter Jon Williams’ Quillifer the Knight

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In 2017, we declared Walter Jon Williams’ Quillifer “the most fun you’ll have reading epic fantasy all year,” and we stand by that claim: few entries in the genre are as equally well-imagined and cheeky as this period piece, which follows the titular upperclass lawyer-turned rogue after pirates attack his city and take everything he has.

Next year, the fun continues in the sequel, Quillifer the Knight, coming in October from Saga Press! Today, we’re showing off the cover, from artist Alejandro Colucci and art director Greg Stadnyk, and providing your first look at the plot description.

Find both below, and if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, pick up Quillifer. It’s really is a delight.

Travel the path between Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series, and Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind and you will find Walter Jon Williams’s Quillifer.

Quillifer, now a (minor) member of nobility, with some renown as a clever warrior, returns to court after two years away and finds himself further involved in politics and charged by the Queen with fighting off a dragon that has been razing the countryside of Duisland—what might be a chivalric suicide mission for any other knight.

All the while, the outcast princess Floria—Quillifer’s ex-lover—suddenly finds herself in a position of power via a rebellion stoked by a certain brilliant tactician as a long war, long war begins. But Quillifer has made his mark.

In this sequel, Williams, a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, returns to his clever swashbuckling fantasy series Publishers Weekly called a “ sprawling, lively episodic adventure.”

Quillifer the Knight will be published in October 2019. Quillifer is available now in paperback.

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Explore the Weird Worlds of Kameron Hurley in Meet Me in the Future: Stories

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Kameron Hurley’s The Light Brigade is high on our list of most-anticipated 2019 books, and it certainly belongs on yours. It’s a time travel-meets-military science fiction novel from one of the genre’s brightest stars, and the advance word is even stronger than that which greeted her last novel, the fearless feminist space opera epic The Stars Are Legion; a fews months out from its March release, it has already received prestigious starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.

But that’s not the only book Hurley’s legions of readers have to look forward to this year. This summer, she’s releasing her second short story collection, following on from 2017’s Apocalypse Nyx. Whereas that book featured only tales set in the continuity of her God’s War trilogy and starring the hard-as-nails title character, the badass bounty hunter Nyx, Meet Me in the Future: Stories ranges far wider and gets even weirder. Across 16 stories, you’ll meet a necromantic mercenary (“Elephants and Corpses”), a sartorial detective (“Garda,” previously published on this very blog), and, yes, time-traveling soldiers in a future war (the inspiration for the forthcoming novel of the same name, “The Light Brigade” originally appeared in Lightspeed Magazine).

Though some of them have appeared elsewhere, many of these stories were previously only available to “Hurley’s Heroes,” her affectionate nickname for her backers on Patreon. Taken together, they offer a remarkable sampling of one of the genre’s most valuable voices.

Today, we’re pleased to show off the cover of the collection, coming in August from Tachyon Publications. Check it out below the official summary, along with the complete table of contents, and preorder now.

“Kameron Hurley’s writing is the most exciting thing I’ve seen on the genre page.” —Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon

When renegade author Kameron Hurley (The Light Brigade; The Stars Are Legion) takes you to the future—be prepared for the unexpected. Yes, it will be dangerous, frequently brutal, and often devastating. But it’s also savagely funny, deliriously strange, and absolutely brimming with adventure.

In these edgy, unexpected tales, a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, and an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship. Fighters ally to power a reality-bending engine, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.

So come meet Kameron Hurley in the future. The version she’s created here is weirder—and far more hopeful—than you could ever imagine.

Of the cover, Hurley said, “I love it when a publisher really, truly gets what I’m doing as a writer. I had no idea how the braintrust at Tachyon was going to distill over a decade of what makes a Hurley story and put it on a cover. When they sent this one over to me I just typed: ‘YES THIS IS IT! THIS IS PERFECT!’ Those are the best cover consults, when you as the author just give a thumbs up and get back to work. I’ve been thrilled to work with Tachyon on this collection, and on Apocalypse Nyx before it. Fabulous folks who truly appreciate the work.”

Here is the collection’s table of contents:

An Introduction: Meet Me in The Future, by Kameron Hurley
“Elephants and Corpses”
“When We Fall”
“The Red Secretary”
“The Sinners and the Sea”
“The Women of Our Occupation”
“The Fisherman and the Pig”
“The Plague Givers”
“Warped Passages”
“Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!”
“The Corpse Archives”
“The War of Heroes”
“The Light Brigade”
“The Improbable War”

Preorder Meet Me in the Future: Stories, available August 20, 2019.

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Return to the Gemworld in The Fire Opal Mechanism

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In The Jewel and Her Lapidarya Hugo, Nebula, and Locus best novelette nominee, and a 2016 LA Public Library best book—Fran Wilde introduced readers to a world of hidden histories, warring kingdoms, magical gemstones, and the powerful Lapidaries who bind them.

This summer, Wilde returns to the Gemworld in The Fire Opal Mechanism. As the book opens, the last remaining gems have been bound—perhaps unwisely—into new settings, and the control of knowledge, and the binding of it, has fallen to a time-traveling librarian, a thief, and a printing press operator.

The Gemworld is a story cycle that begins with the scattering of the powerful gemstones of the Jeweled Valley across the six kingdoms of the world. From Lin and Sima’s rebellion in The Jewel and Her Lapidary, to the exploration of the dangerous powers of the “Topaz Marquise” in the same-titled short story (available as an ebook or on, to the mysteries of “Ruby, Singing” (another short story published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, it is a world emerging in facets, and The Fire Opal Mechanism reveals yet more of them.

Today, we reveal the cover for the book, with art by Tommy Arnold (who also provided illustrations for Wilde’s Bone Universe trilogy and The Jewel and Her Lapidary). Find it below the official summary—followed by some thoughts from the author.

Jewels and their lapidaries and have all but passed into myth.

Jorit, broke and branded a thief, just wants to escape the Far Reaches for something better. Ania, a rumpled librarian, is trying to protect her books from the Pressmen, who value knowledge but none of the humanity that generates it.

When they stumble upon a mysterious clock powered by an ancient jewel, they may discover secrets in the past that will change the future forever.

“With the Gemworld, I want to tell stories about the human condition—about objectification and lost voices, about memory and hope for the future—that I think gemstones sometimes embody… at least these particular gemstones,” Wilde said. “Someday soon (very soon, I promise!) there will be a catalog of the gems, but until then, readers can collect their stories, and see their impact on their world, in these stories.”

As to her thoughts on the cover of the new book:

“I love in particular how Tommy Arnold has conveyed the connections with the cover of this novella,” she said. “The scene from the cover of The Jewel and Her Lapidary, where Lin and Sima are trapped by soldiers, seems to have evolved and escalated for these two new characters in a distant future—and that’s exactly what’s happened [to the Gemworld]. Tommy is a master of drawing the thematic threads from my stories and weaving them into the covers. ”

Preorder The Fire Opal Mechanism, available June 4, 2019.

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Flogging Mollys: Revealing Tade Thompson’s The Survival of Molly Southbourne

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In 2017, we thrilled at The Murders of Molly Southbourne, the novella-length debut from Tade Thompson (who later went on to wow us in longer form with the aliens-over-Nigeria thriller Rosewater). It’s a bloody horrific little story about a woman with a terrible affliction: every time she bleeds, she births a double of herself, identical in every way and more than eager to replace her by means of violence.

In the first book, Molly found an… unexpected way to cure herself, but it would appear the method didn’t take—or so we assume: this year, Molly returns in The Survival of Molly Southbourne, and today, we’re showing off the cover.

Find it below the official summary, and place your preorders for the book’s July 9 release.

Who was Molly Southbourne? What did she leave behind?

A burnt-out basement. A name stained in blood. Bodies that remember murder, one of them left alive. A set of rules that no longer apply.

Molly Southbourne is alive. If she wants to survive, she’ll need to run, hide, and be ready to fight. There are people who remember her, who know what she is and what she’s done. Some want her alive, some want her dead, and all hold a piece to the puzzles in her head. Can Molly escape them, or will she confront the bloody history that made her?

Cover photograph © Wojciech Zwolinski/Arcangel; cover design by Christine Foltzer

Preorder The Survival of Molly Southbourne, available July 9, 2019.

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