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    Series: Dune
    Navigators of Dune Book Three of the Schools of Dune Trilogy Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    9780765381255 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:September 13, 2016 Print Run:75000
    $38.99 CAD 6.42 x 9.4 x 1.36 in | 600 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      ANew York Times bestseller, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson'sNavigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classicDune.

      The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage forDune, millennia later.

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      BRIAN HERBERT, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of multipleNew York Times bestsellers. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was nominated for the Hugo Award.

      KEVIN J. ANDERSON has written dozens of national bestsellers, including The Saga of Seven Suns series, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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        "Plans: - National advertising via major media across multiple formats - National advertising targeting science fiction readers across multiple formats - Regional consumer advertising - Feature title promotion at major fan conventions - Author appearance at major fan conventions - Review attention - Online publicity campaign - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's extensive online platforms - Trade advertising"
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      The saga continues to embroider the original works with intelligence and imagination and also a stronger role for women. - Booklist on Mentats of Dune "The magic lingers, even when the final chapters have already been written." - Kirkus Reviews on Mentats of Dune "[A] fun blend of space opera and dynastic soap opera . . . The narrative is broken into short, jazzy chapters studded with familiar names like Atreides, Harkonnen, and Arrakis that will grab the attention of longtime Dune fans." - Publishers Weekly on Sisterhood of Dune
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    The Dark Talent Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians Brandon Sanderson
    9780765381408 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 9 - 13 On Sale Date:September 06, 2016 Print Run:75000
    $23.99 CAD 5.75 x 8.41 x 1.07 in | 390 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Starscape
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      The Dark Talentis the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

      Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary--known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders--the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?

      “Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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      BRANDON SANDERSON is the #1New York Times bestselling author ofThe Rithmatist andSteelheart, both of which were selected for the American Library Association's Teens' Top Ten list. He's also written many popular and award-winning books for adults. His middle grade series, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, is now available in deluxe editions.
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        "Major Plans: - National advertising targeting science fiction/fantasy & middle-grade audiences across multiple formats - Targeted e-blasts to author's fan base - Extensive online publicity campaign inc. social networking components - Extensive promotion across Tor/Forge's multiple online platforms - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution; national conference promotions; & book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements Social Media: - Website: brandonsanderson.com - Facebook: 180k - Twitter: 87,500 - Goodreads: 31k"
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      For the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series: "This is an excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It's funny, exciting, and briskly paced. Best of all, the message it gives young readers is that a person's flaws - being late, breaking things, etc. - can sometimes turn into useful talents." - Nancy Pearl on NPR's Morning Edition "In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson's first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events." - VOYA "A happily action-packed romp." - Horn Book
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    Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies And Other Warped and Creepy Tales David Lubar
    9780765377265 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12 On Sale Date:September 13, 2016 Print Run:40000
    $22.99 CAD 5.84 x 8.52 x 0.77 in | 290 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Starscape
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      Strikeout of the Bleacher Weeniesis the eighth collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by the beloved author of the Nathan Abercrombie series, David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for reluctant young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.

      The appearance of a mysterious new girl in school stops her classmates cold. Black Friday shopping gets out of control for a mother and daughter. And stands full of screaming and shouting Bleacher Weenies are about to make the ultimate sacrifice.

      Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Here are thirty hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare you, make you laugh, or get you to see the world in a whole new way. Find out where the author got the idea for each story at the end of the book.

      Don't be a weenie. Read these stories.If you dare!

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      DAVID LUBAR created a sensation with his debut novel,Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the beloved author of many books for teens and young readers including the Nathan Abercrombie series, the Monsterrific Tales,True Talents,Flip,Extremities, the Weenies short story collections, andCharacter, Driven. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting middle-grade readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Review attention - Online publicity campaign - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"
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      “The weird, warped weenies weturn for an eighth collection of tiny terror tales…Lubar, king of the quick and twisty tale, sultan of the scary (and sometimes silly) short-short story, presents 30 more diminutive dips into the strange, the bizarre, and the unexpected.... Fans will be shivering and laughing…evilly." —Kirkus Reviews

      “With its mix of humor and chills, this collection is a sure bet for fans of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series and reluctant readers.” —Booklist onWipeout of the Wireless

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    Mystic The Mystic Trilogy #1 Jason Denzel
    9780765381989 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:September 27, 2016 Print Run:40000
    $20.99 CAD 5.43 x 8.17 x 0.81 in | 270 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Mysticis the start of an enchanting new epic fantasy series from Jason Denzel, the founder of Dragonmount.

      I called to the Myst, and it sent us you.

      For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst. Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe. Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society. Such has always been the tradition-until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a restless, low-born teenager,as a candidate.

      Commoners have never been welcomed among the select few given the opportunity to rise beyond even the highest nobility. So when Pomella chooses to accept the summons and journey to Kelt Apar, she knows that she will have more to contend with than the competition for the apprenticeship.

      Breaking both law and tradition, Pomella undergoes three trials against the other candidates to prove her worthiness. As the trials unfold, Pomella navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.

      Bio
      Jason Denzel is the founder of the web site Dragonmount, the leading online community for Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" saga and the web's top destination for franchise-related news, features, and discussion. Dragonmount has been featured inUSA Today, CNN, ABC,Wired, and theLos Angeles Times. Denzel lives in Northern California with his two young boys, and owns a lot of swords.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting fantasy readers across multiple formats - Regional consumer advertising - Publicity - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's extensive online platforms - Feature in trade media & trade advertising"
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      "Mystic is a wonderful tale that takes the reader into a world imaginable, realistic, and fantastic at the same time." —Portland Book Review
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    Vassa in the Night A Novel Sarah Porter
    9780765380548 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:September 20, 2016 Print Run:50000
    $24.99 CAD 6.4 x 9.58 x 1.1 in | 470 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      “A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem.” —Leigh Bardugo,New York Timesbestselling author ofShadow and Bone

      “An enchantingly twisted modern fairy tale, perfect for those who prefer Grimm to Disney. Inventive, darkly magical, and beautifully written, it will stay with me for a long time.” — Kendare Blake,New York Times bestselling author ofThree Dark Crowns

      STEP INTO THE ENCHANTED KINGDOM OF BROOKLYN, WHERE MAGIC—AND DANGER—LURKS AROUND EVERY CORNER

      A powerful and haunting tale for teen fans of urban fantasy, fairy tales, magic, and horror who enjoy books by Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Catherynne Valente, and V. E. Schwab.

      When Vassa’s stepsister sends her out to buy lightbulbs in the middle of the night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well.

      But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….


      · YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
      ·Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
      ·Booklist Youth Top 10 SF/Fantasy Selection
      ·Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Selection
      · Kansas Reading Circle Selection

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      Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and freelance teacher who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats. She is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices,Waking Storms,The Twice Lost) in addition toVassa in the Night—all for the teen audience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting young-adult readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Author appearances at BEA, BookCon, fan conventions, book festivals & regional trade shows - Review attention - Online publicity campaign to include blog tour and outreach to BookTubers - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Extensive galley distribution inc. industry influencers - Feature in trade media - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"
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      YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2017, Winner
      Kansas State Reading Circle 2017, Long-listed
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed
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      “With a deft hand, lovely prose, and an eye for details, Porter reworks the Russian story of Vassilissa the Beautiful, setting it in an industrial Brooklyn where magic seeps into the mundane.... the end result is an ethereal, almost dreamlike fairy tale that generates a magic all its own."Booklist, starred review

      "In this urban-fantasy take on the Russian folk tale 'Vassilissa the Beautiful,' Porter weaves folk motifs into a beautiful and gripping narrative filled with magic, hope, loss, and triumph."Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “[E]lements of traditional horror blend well with high-concept fantasy in this surprising and engaging tale.... A must-have for YA urban fantasy collections."School Library Journal, starred review

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    Metaltown Kristen Simmons
    9780765336620 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:September 20, 2016 Print Run:30000
    $24.99 CAD 5.73 x 8.57 x 1.33 in | 470 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

      The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

      Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

      In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

      An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion,Metaltownwill have you believing in the power of hope.

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      KRISTEN SIMMONS has a master's degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She is the author of the Article 5 trilogy,The Glass Arrow, andMetaltown. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound, Rudy, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting young-adult readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Author appearances at BEA and BookCon, regional trade shows book festivals and fan conventions - Review attention - Online publicity campaign to include blog tour and outreach to BookTubers - Ongoing digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"
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      “I’m clutching my mangled heart and smiling madly. It’s that kind of book. Such gorgeous heartbreak! Ty, Colin, and Lena owned me for 372 pages, and long after I finished reading. Smart, absorbing, and deeply human.”—Laini Taylor, National Book Award finalist andNew York Times bestselling author ofDaughter of Smoke & Bone

      Metaltown is a raw, heart-racing tale of kids trying to survive in a society with nothing to lose. The most intense aspect is not its grittiness, but its familiarity: Simmons has created a story that is equal parts distant, war-torn fantasy and close-to-home, classist reality. Prepare to be destroyed.”—Sara Raasch,New York Timesbestselling author ofSnow Like Ashes

      “Kristen Simmons’Metaltownis a compelling, inspiring read. The industrial setting is reminiscent of turn of the century works likeThe Jungle, and the characters had me rooting for rebels, fights worth fighting, and girls with gumption. By the time it was over, I had my fist in the air.”—Kendare Blake, author ofAnna Dressed in Blood

      “A page turner. The characters absolutely stole my heart.”—Katie McGarry, author ofNowhere But Here

      “In her latest, Simmons paints a bleak picture of the future. [Simmons] creates multifaceted characters that are hard to dismiss. It is an unrelentingly grim place, such details as the rat meat Ty and Colin are too poor to buy bringing it to life. In this gritty tale of intrigue, corruption, greed, and human rights, Simmons offers readers a savvy take on a post-apocalyptic society.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “The horrors each character faces—abuse, hunger, violence, a work accident with detrimental effects—are written about in a raw and realistic way. Rife with social commentary, this gritty, stand-alone dystopian novel will keep readers engaged.”—SchoolLibrary Journal

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    Eternity's Mind The Saga of Shadows, Book Three Kevin J. Anderson
    9780765333018 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:September 13, 2016 Print Run:25000
    $39.99 CAD 6.37 x 9.4 x 1.75 in | 780 gr | 576 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Eternity’s Mind is the climactic final book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Saga of Shadows Trilogy, which began with the Hugo nomineeThe Dark Between the. The Saga of Shadows, as well as its predecessor series, the international bestselling Saga of Seven, are among the grandest epic space operas published in this century.

      Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees. The alien Ildiran Empire rebuilt their grand Prism Palace under the light of their seven suns, and their Mage-Imperator declared a new age of expansion and discover.
      But peace was not to last. The malevolent Klikiss robots soon found an ally in the ancient and near-omnipotent Shana Rei, destructive creatures who are the personification of darkness and chaos … awakened after millennia of slumber to destroy all sentient life in the universe. The Confederation and the Ildiran Empire fought in every way possible, but the Spiral Arm itself seemed doomed.

      All across the transportal network, space is tearing apart, the links between the gateways are breaking down, the fabric of space unraveling. The worldtrees are dying, entire planets are englobed in impenetrable black barriers erected by the Shana Rei, and the murderous taint has infiltrated the Ildiran race as well as Mage-Imperator Jora’h himself.

      Desperate for stardrive fuel to power the military and all space travel, the industrialist Lee Iswander has been extracting ekti—the blood of the cosmos—from mysterious giant nodules found floating in empty space, draining these “bloaters” dry by the thousands. But in doing so, is he weakening the only ally that all of civilization may have against the Shana Rei?

      A breathtakingly large canvas with a huge cast of characters,Eternity’s Mindis the grand finale of a story as complex as any Science Fiction epic you will ever read.

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      Novelist and comic book writer KEVIN J. ANDERSON has published over 120 books, 50 of which have been bestsellers. His top-selling series include theSaga of the Seven Suns and theDune prequels (with Brian Herbert). He has been has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Reader's Choice Awards. He set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing for his comedy/adventure novelAi! Perdito!.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting science fiction readers across multiple formats - Feature title promotion at major fan conventions - Appearances at regional comic-cons - Online publicity campaign - Review attention - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's extensive online platforms"
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      This is space opera at its most operatic: a galaxy-size stage full of colorful characters, spectacular action, carefully rendered alien races and cultures, and - at the center of it all - a gripping story that's sure to keep SF fans riveted until the very end. - Booklist, starred review, for Blood of the Cosmos "Anderson hits it out of the galaxy again: space opera doesn't get much more exciting, or much more richly populated with alien races, technologies, and cultures, than it does in this sprawling, engrossing epic." - Booklist, starred review, on The Dark Between the Stars
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    Made to Kill A Ray Electromatic Mystery Adam Christopher
    9780765379191 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:October 11, 2016 Print Run:20000
    $22.99 CAD 5.45 x 8.23 x 0.64 in | 210 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the officeyoung, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fineafter all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day.

      Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency—except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray's inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his twenty-four-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret.

      When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie star, he's inclined to tell her to take a hike. But she had the cold hard cash, a demand for total anonymity, and tendency to vanish on her own.

      Plunged into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, Ray uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen—and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

      Made to Kill is the thrilling new speculative noir from novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher.

      Ray Electromatic Mysteries
      Brisk Money
      Made to Kill
      Standard Hollywood Depravity
      Killing is My Business

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      ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. His debut novel,Empire State,wasSciFiNow's Book of the Year and aFinancial Times Book of the Year for 2012. In 2013, he was nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, withEmpire State shortlisted for Best Novel. His other novels includeThe Age Atomic andThe Burning Dark.
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      "Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'"—John Scalzi,New York Timesbestselling novelist

      "The dialogue is effortlessly swift and clever, and even the B-movie climax is a spectacle to behold. Above that, though, Ray sparks to live, and his antiheroic slant only makes him that much more compelling and and sympathetic. Knowing that there are only two more Raymond Electromatic mysteries to come is the book's only disappointment."—NPR

      "Genre mash-ups don't always succeed, but this one will please fans of both gumshoes and laser beams."—Publishers Weekly

      "A fun, fast read for anyone willing to take the speculative leap--a must-add for most fiction collections."—Booklist (starred review)

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      Gripping, funny, deadly and suspenseful."—Boing Boing

      "Made to Killis yet more proof that we should all be thankful for Adam Christopher and his imagination. This tale of robot noir is unlike anything I’ve ever read — Adam’s is a weird and wonderful voice and we are lucky to have it."—Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling authorofAftermath

      "Adam Christopher has brilliantly deduced what should have been obvious all along: Classic noir and robots are a perfect match. Part Chandler, part Asimov, and part Philip K. Dick,Made to Kill is a rip-roaring cocktail of smart, sharp, twisty, cyber-pulp awesomeness."—Adam Sternbaugh, author ofShovel Ready

      "Made to Kill is just the sort of exciting genre collision that marks out Adam Christopher as one of the hottest new young SF writers."—Paul Cornell, author of The Severed Streets

      "A smart, rollicking noir/SF mashup. One of the best books I've read all year."—Kelly Braffet, author ofSave Yourself

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    Cloudbound Fran Wilde
    9780765377852 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:September 27, 2016 Print Run:20000
    $36.99 CAD 5.75 x 8.4 x 1.3 in | 1290 gr | 400 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      After the dust settles, the City of living bones begins to die, and more trouble brews beneath the clouds in the companion toUpdraft.

      "A thrilling and complex tale about the most difficult stage of a revolution: what do you do after you win? Highly recommended both for the story it tells as well as how it tells that story. Wilde takes risks that pay off hugely.” —Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author ofThe Grace of Kings

      The Towers in disarray, without a governing body or any defense against the dangers lurking in the clouds, and daily life is full of terror and strife. Nat Densira, the wing-brother to Kirit (Skyshouter, Spirebreaker, no-longer-of-Densira) sets out to be a hero in his own waysitting on the new Council to cast votes protecting Tower-born, and exploring lower tiers to find more materials to repair the struggling City.

      But what he finds down-tier is more secretsand now Nat will have to decide who to trust, and how to trust himself without losing those he holds most dear, before a dangerous myth raises a surprisingly realistic threat to the crippled City, inCloudbound.

      "I long to know more about the world and where Wilde's imagination will soar next. In the meantime it's all I can do to slow-clap this powerfully engaging debut: Wilde's world and characters—as is entirely appropriate—blew me away." —NPRonUpdraft


      Bone Universe
      1)Updraft
      2)Cloudbound
      3)Horizon(September 2017)

      Bio
      FRAN WILDE is an author and technology consultant. In 2015, her first novel,Updraft, accomplished the rare feat of winning the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy while also being nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared inAsimov's, Nature,andBeneath Ceaseless Skies.Wilde also blogs about food and genre atCooking the Books and for the popular social-parenting websiteGeekMom. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
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        "Plans: - National advertising targeting fantasy readers - Feature title promotion at major fan conventions - Regional events - Online publicity campaign to include blog tour and podcasts - Digital Promotion"
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      Praise for the Bone Universe Trilogy

      “A fantastic follow-up toUpdraft—I liked it better than its predecessor, particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." —Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author ofHouse of Shattered Wings, onCloudbound

      "A thrilling and complex tale about the most difficult stage of a revolution: what do you do after you win? Highly recommended both for the story it tells as well as how it tells that story. Wilde takes risks that pay off hugely.” —Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author ofThe Grace of Kings, onCloudbound

      "Wilde’s fantastical trilogy (afterCloudbound) takes on violent political divisions, ecological desolation, and the imminent death of the only world the characters have ever known....Fans of the series will be satisfied by its conclusion." —Publishers WeeklyonHorizon

      "Wilde gives us a compellingly strange world, one that is alien in the best and most interesting senses. And the characters are fun. It’s a worthy conclusion to the trilogy, and a satisfying one." —Liz Bourke,Tor.com, onHorizon

      "[A] series worth reading because it takes readers to a completely different place than any they’ve seen before, to a world where people believe flying is life itself, and how sometimes even when change is hard it’s not necessarily going to become something worse." —Elitist Book ReviewsonHorizon

      "A book that’s impossible to put down. [Wilde has] planted herself firmly in the “authors to watch” category." —Andrew Liptak on Updraft

      "The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating...Kirit’s journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." —Library Journal, starred review, onUpdraft

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    Updraft A Novel Fran Wilde
    9780765377845 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:September 13, 2016 Print Run:20000
    $22.99 CAD 5.47 x 8.22 x 1.04 in | 320 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      From Fran Wilde comesUpdraft, the Nebula finalist and Andre Norton Award-winning first novel in the Bone Universe saga

      Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage.

      Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep atthe heart of the City.

      As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever—if it isn't destroyed outright.

      Bone Universe
      1)Updraft
      2)Cloudbound
      3)Horizon(September 2017)

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      FRAN WILDE is an author and technology consultant. In 2015, her first novel,Updraft, accomplished the rare feat of winning the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy while also being nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared inAsimov's NatureandBeneath Ceaseless Skies.Wilde also blogs about food and genre atCooking the Books (franwilde.wordpress.com/cooking-the-books) and for the popular social-parenting websiteGeekMom. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

      Marketing & Promotion
        "Plans: - National advertising targeting fantasy readers - Online publicity campaign - Digital Promotion - All promotional efforts to be coordinated with new HC, Cloudbound (Sep 2016)"
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Nebula Awards - Nominee 2015, Nominated
      Nebula Awards - Winner 2016, Winner
      Reviews

      Praise for the Bone Universe Trilogy

      "A book that’s impossible to put down. [Wilde has] planted herself firmly in the “authors to watch” category." —Andrew Liptak on Updraft

      "The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating...Kirit’s journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." —Library Journal, starred review, onUpdraft

      “A fantastic follow-up toUpdraft—I liked it better than its predecessor, particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." —Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author ofHouse of Shattered Wings, onCloudbound

      "A thrilling and complex tale about the most difficult stage of a revolution: what do you do after you win? Highly recommended both for the story it tells as well as how it tells that story. Wilde takes risks that pay off hugely.” —Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author ofThe Grace of Kings, onCloudbound

      "Wilde’s fantastical trilogy (afterCloudbound) takes on violent political divisions, ecological desolation, and the imminent death of the only world the characters have ever known....Fans of the series will be satisfied by its conclusion." —Publishers WeeklyonHorizon

      "Wilde gives us a compellingly strange world, one that is alien in the best and most interesting senses. And the characters are fun. It’s a worthy conclusion to the trilogy, and a satisfying one." —Liz Bourke,Tor.com, onHorizon

      "[A] series worth reading because it takes readers to a completely different place than any they’ve seen before, to a world where people believe flying is life itself, and how sometimes even when change is hard it’s not necessarily going to become something worse." —Elitist Book ReviewsonHorizon

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