- - April 4th, 2017
Congratulations to this year’s Hugo Award finalists — especially our own N.K. Jemisin and James S.A. Corey, who were nominated in the Best Novel and Best Series categories!
- All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books / Titan Books)
- A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager US)
- Death’s End, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books / Head of Zeus)
- Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris Books)
- The Obelisk Gate (US | UK | AUS), by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
- The Craft Sequence, by Max Gladstone (Tor Books)
- The Expanse, by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
- The October Daye Books, by Seanan McGuire (DAW / Corsair)
- The Peter Grant / Rivers of London series, by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz / Del Rey / DAW / Subterranean)
- The Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Harper Voyager UK)
- The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
See the rest of the nominees at the Hugo Awards site.
- - March 30th, 2017
Voting for the 2017 Gemmell Awards longlists closes this Friday at midnight (GMT), so now is your last chance to vote for the Legend (best novel), Morningstar (best debut) and Ravenheart (best cover art) awards.
Orbit is very well represented with books across all three categories, so be sure to vote for your favourite titles!
DAUGHTER OF BLOOD by Helen Lowe
THE SPIDER’S WAR by Daniel Abraham
SHADOW AND FLAME by Gail Z. Martin
BLOODMAGE by Stephen Aryan
THE FALL OF THE DAGGER by Glenda Larke
THE SUMMON STONE by Ian Irvine
THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER by Terry Brooks
A BLADE OF BLACK STEEL by Alex Marshall
THE WAKING FIRE by Anthony Ryan
THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin
THE PATH OF THE HAWK by Ian Graham
THE GREAT ORDEAL by R. Scott Bakker
THE BLOOD MIRROR by Brent Weeks
FIREBORN by David Dalglish
A PLAGUE OF SWORDS by Miles Cameron
WRATH by John Gwynn
THE TOWER OF THE SWALLOW by Andrzej Sapkowski
THE MORTAL TALLY by Sam Sykes
THE DRAGON LORDS: FOOL’S GOLD by Jon Hollins
SNAKEWOOD by Adrian Selby
HOPE AND RED by Jon Skovron
All of the above, plus CHAOSMAGE by Stephen Aryan!
Once voting on the longlists has closed, the resulting shortlists will be announced and voting opened at midday (GMT) on Friday 21st April. The presentation ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday 15th July as part of Edge-Lit 6 at The Quad, Derby, UK.
- - February 21st, 2017
Congratulations to the nominees for the 2016 Nebula Award — including our own N.K. Jemisin! THE OBELISK GATE (US | UK | ANZ) is on the shortlist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. The full Best Novel slate:
- All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
- The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
- Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)
You can see the rest of the nominees at SFWA’s website.
THE OBELISK GATE is the sequel to Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON (US | UK | ANZ), which was also nominated for the Nebula Award, and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. The concluding volume of the trilogy, THE STONE SKY (US | UK) will be published in August.
- - February 9th, 2017
The film industry’s award season is now in full swing and we’re thrilled that the movie version of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (US|UK|AUS) has been racking up some well-deserved nominations:
Mike Carey has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut category alongside the producer, Camille Gatin.
The National Film Awards
Gemma Arterton has picked up nominations for both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards (no, we’re not sure how that works either) and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS has been nominated for Best Action Film.
The Empire Awards
The readers of Empire magazine have nominated THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS for Best British Film and Sennia Nanua is shortlisted in the Best Female Newcomer category.
For another taste of Carey’s breathtaking storytelling check out his new novel, THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE (UK|US|AUS), in which he returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. It will be hitting shops in May and is available for preorder now.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
- - August 21st, 2016
Congratulations to N.K. Jemisin, whose THE FIFTH SEASON won the Hugo Award for Best Novel last night in Kansas City!
The sequel to THE FIFTH SEASON, THE OBELISK GATE (US | UK | ANZ), is now available as well. Early praise has called it “even more engrossing” (Amal El-Mohtar for NPR Books).
THE FIFTH SEASON was in good company, the other nominees for Best Novel including Ann Leckie’s ANCILLARY MERCY (US | UK | ANZ).
Congratulations to all the Hugo Award nominees and winners!
- - August 2nd, 2016
The shortlists for the David Gemmell Awards and the World Fantasy Award have been released! We’re excited to have authors on both lists.
N.K. Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. This is Jemisin’s third nomination for the award, THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS and THE KILLING MOON also having appeared on the shortlist. The winner will be announced at World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, OH, at the end of October.
We’re also thrilled that BATTLEMAGE by Stephen Aryan has been shortlisted for the Morningstar Award for Best Debut Novel! In addition, on the shortlist for the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Novel are THE DREAD WYRM by Miles Cameron and RUIN by John Gwynne.
The Gemmell Awards have open voting; you can vote for your favorites on the Gemmell Awards website.
- - April 27th, 2016
We’re elated to report that three Orbit books were nominated for Hugo Awards for Best Novel! Congratulations to Jim Butcher, N. K. Jemisin, and Ann Leckie.
- THE AERONAUTS WINDLASS by Jim Butcher (UK | ANZ)
- THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin (US | UK | ANZ)
- ANCILLARY MERCY by Ann Leckie (US | UK | ANZ)
Congratulations also to John Joseph Adams, who is up for a Hugo Award for Best Editor (Short Form), and who edited our WASTELANDS anthology.
- - March 30th, 2016
Huge Orbit congratulations go to Glenda Larke this week for winning the inaugural Sara Douglass Award for her Watergivers trilogy!
Glenda says she is ‘So honoured. So chuffed. So breathtakingly amazed’ and writes a little more about the award and its namesake at her blog. The award was given at the Aussi Natcon 2016 in Brisbane during the Aurealis ceremony over the weekend, and is given to an entire series, not a single novel.
The Watergivers trilogy is available from Orbit in print and ebook and begins with THE LAST STORMLORD (UK|US).
- - March 4th, 2016
Orbit have entered Awards Season in style this year! You’ve already heard that N. K. Jemisin and Ann Leckie have been nominated for the Nebula Awards, but here’s a round up of our books on other glittering awards lists . . .
Kim Stanley Robinson’s AURORA (UK|US|ANZ) and Ann Leckie’s ANCILLARY MERCY (UK|US|ANZ) are shortlisted in the Science Fiction category of this year’s Audie Awards for outstanding audiobooks, with N. K. Jemsin’s THE FIFTH SEASON (UK|US|ANZ) shortlisted in the Fantasy category too.
Glenda Larke is up for a slew of Australian awards with THE DAGGER’S PATH (UK|US|ANZ), sequel to THE LASCAR’S DAGGER, shortlisted for the Ditmar, the Aurealis and the Norma K. Hemming awards! Her Watergivers trilogy is also up for the Sarah Douglass Award for complete series.
On top of her Nebula and Audie nominations, N. K. Jemisin’s (literally) groundbreaking fantasy THE FIFTH SEASON has also been shortlisted for Best Novel by the judges of the Kitschies Awards! The Kitschies are awarded to ‘progressive, intelligent and entertaining’ works of SFF, and will be announced just next week, Monday 7th March.
- - February 22nd, 2016
The 2015 Nebula Awards nominations were announced this weekend, and include a number of excellent books — including two from Orbit!
Best Novel Nominees
- Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
- The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) [US | UK | AUS]
- Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit) [US | UK | AUS]
- The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
- Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
- Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor)
- Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)
This is the third Best Novel nomination for both N.K. Jemisin and Ann Leckie (whose ANCILLARY JUSTICE [US | UK | AUS] won the Nebula Award two years ago).
The nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy also include an Orbit author: COURT OF FIVES was nominated, by Kate Elliott, author of last fall’s BLACK WOLVES (US | UK | AUS).
Congratulations to Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Kate Elliott, and the rest of the nominees!