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Goodreads Choice Awards 2018: Semifinal Round

The semifinal round for the 10th annual Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. Many Orbit titles are still in the running—plus new write-ins in Fantasy and Horror! Thank you to all who voted.

Want to see your favorite Orbit authors and books make it to the final round? Cast your vote!

Voting for the semifinal round ends November 11th.

Fantasy – VOTE NOW

WRATH OF EMPIRE by Brian McClellan (US | UK)

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft (US | UK)

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (UK)

BLOODY ROSE by Nicholas Eames (US | UK) — new!

 

Science Fiction – VOTE NOW

PERSEPOLIS RISING by James S. A. Corey (US | UK)

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson (US | UK)

 

Horror – VOTE NOW – new!

THE LABYRINTH INDEX by Charlie Stross (UK)

JADE CITY Wins the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel!

The winners of the 2018 World Fantasy Awards were announced this weekend and we’re happy to announce JADE CITY by Fonda Lee (US | UK | ANZ) has won the award for Best Novel!

The Best Novel award this year was a tie—JADE CITY shared the accolade with THE CHANGELING, by Victor LaValle. You can view the full list of awards and nominations on the World Fantasy Convention website.

Congratulations to Fonda Lee and the rest of the nominees and winners!

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018: Opening Round

The 10th annual Goodreads Choice Awards have officially begun, and we’re happy to announce Orbit has eight nominees in the first round!

Want to see your favorite Orbit authors and books make it to the second round? Cast your vote!

Voting for the opening round ends November 4th.

Fantasy – VOTE NOW

WRATH OF EMPIRE by Brian McClellan (US | UK)

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft (US | UK)

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (UK)

 

Science Fiction – VOTE NOW

PERSEPOLIS RISING by James S. A. Corey (US | UK)

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson (US | UK)

 

Best of the Best – VOTE NOW

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Goodreads Choice Awards, Goodreads has debuted a new category where you can pick your favorite winner from the past ten years!

FEED by Mira Grant (US | UK) – Best Science Fiction of 2010

COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher (UK) – Best Paranormal Fantasy of 2013

TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (UK) – Best Fantasy of 2010

 

If your favorite Orbit title of 2018 isn’t listed, you can also enter a write-in vote at the bottom of each genre page.

A brand new fantasy trilogy by Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Witcher novels!

It’s an abundance of riches for Andrzej Sapkowski fans: Not only are the Witcher books in production with Netflix, but we are delighted to announce that the beloved author is launching a brand new series: The Hussite Trilogy. Taking place during the vibrantly depicted Hussite Wars, the trilogy begins with The Tower of Fools, and follows the epic adventures of Reinmar of Bielau, known as Reynevan, a hero who is forced on the run across a war-shadowed landscape after being caught in an affair with a knight’s wife. He is pursued not only by a pair of brothers bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, while strange, mystical forces gather in the shadows. Fans of Geralt of Rivia will find much to love in Reynevan, and it goes without saying that the books will feature the rich lore and gritty action that have become Sapkowski’s trademarks.

Rights were acquired from Patricia Pasqualini at Patricia Pasqualini Literary Agency. The trilogy will be published by Orbit in the US and Gollancz in the UK and translated by David French, who has worked with Sapkowski on the last six Witcher books.

Andrzej Sapkowski said: ‘The Hussite trilogy is my tour de force. I consider it to be my best work to date. I can’t wait for readers to meet my new hero, Reinmar of Bielau, aka Reynevan, whose adventures take him through a land torn by religious wars. I am thrilled to be working with David French and the energetic Gollancz and Orbit teams again!’

Patricia Pasqualini said: ‘From Poland to the Netflix studios, Sapkowski’s heroes have conquered the hearts of readers everywhere. In the Hussite Trilogy, the hero, Reynevan, is thrown into the whirlpool of History. Readers will love his adventures, which combine fantasy and naughty humour, seriousness and the grotesque, conspiracies and lovable characters. The Witcher saga may be over, but Sapkowski’s devoted fans will find in the Trilogy plenty of adventures to sink their teeth into!’

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He is now one of Poland’s most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.

Look for The Tower of Fools in 2020!

 

Orbit at 2018 New York Comic Con

NYCC 2018 attendees! Come visit us at booth #2218 for some FREE goodies, a fun in-booth challenge, and a preview of our upcoming books.

Check out the schedule below for information on where you can find our authors this weekend. See you at the show!

 

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018 ORBIT SCHEDULE

Friday, October 5

1:00 PM: PANEL: Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant) on “Code Shift SFF: Crafting Fierce Female Characters Who Defy Stereotypes,” Shop Studios, Level 4, 528 W 39th St

1:30 PM: PANEL: Delilah S. Dawson (Lila Bowen) on “BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours,” Room 1A24

4:00 PM: PANEL: Jordanna Max Brodsky on “Revisiting History,” Room 1A18

5:15 PM: SIGNING: Jordanna Max Brodsky, Autographing Area Table 1

 

Saturday, October 6

11:00 AM: PANEL: Delilah S. Dawson (Lila Bowen) on “I’ll Take Dementors for $500, Obi-Wan: A Fan Game Show” panel, Room 1A18

12:15PM: SIGNING: Delilah S. Dawson (Lila Bowen): Autographing Area Table 1

4:00 PM: PANEL: N. K. Jemisin on “WNDB Presents: Does Your Fantasy or SFF World Have to Be Woke?” Room 1B03

5:00 PM: PANEL: Mur Lafferty and Delilah S. Dawson (Lila Bowen) on “Disney-Lucasfilm Presents: A Celebration of Female Writers in a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” Shop Studios, Level 4, 528 W 39th St

8:30 PM: PANEL: Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant) on “Shipwreck: Literary Erotic Fan Fiction Competition,” Shop Studios, Level 4, 528 W 39th St

 

Sunday, October 7

11:00 AM: PANEL: Delilah S. Dawson (Lila Bowen) on “Making Kids’ Comics the IDW Way!” Room 1A24

12:15 PM: PANEL: N. K. Jemisin on “America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers,” Room 1B03

1:30PM: SIGNING: N. K. Jemisin: Autographing Area Table 1

1:30 PM: PANEL: Vivian Shaw on “Weirdness Accessible,” Room 1A18

2:45PM: SIGNING: Vivian Shaw: Autographing Area Table 1

N. K. Jemisin Makes History with 2018 Hugo Award for THE STONE SKY

We’re thrilled to announce The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin [US | UK | ANZ] has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel!

N. K. Jemisin makes history as the first author to ever win three back-to-back Hugo Awards. This groundbreaking win also marks the first time each book in a series has won the Best Novel award. Jemisin became the first black writer to win a Hugo Award in the Best Novel category with her win for The Fifth Season in 2016.

The Hugo Awards were presented this weekend at WorldCon 76 in San Jose, CA.

Congratulations to N. K. Jemisin on this historic win, and to all the nominees, including fellow Orbit authors Kim Stanley Robinson, Ann Leckie, and Mur Lafferty.

New Acquisition: FORTUNA by Kristyn Merbeth

Orbit has acquired world English rights to science fiction author Kristyn Merbeth’s galaxy-spanning space opera trilogy about a family of interplanetary smugglers. In the far future, five generation ships travel to a distant galaxy to settle on five habitable planets. As each planet develops, new customs and traditions arise. And the longer these planets go without communication, the more hate and fear shut them off from each other, until eventually, the system is on the brink of all-out war.

Book One, FORTUNA, follows Scorpia Kaiser, a young woman who must assume leadership of her family’s space-faring black-market business dealings after her mother, the matriarch, steps down. Now, she discovers that she has inherited far more than a ship and a crew, and her decisions will have dire ramifications for all of humanity’s newest homes.

The trilogy has the vast scope of your favorite space operas, and an action-packed pace to keep the pages turning. FORTUNA is scheduled for Fall 2019.

New Acquisition: THE WOLF’S CALL by Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan is returning to the world of international bestseller BLOOD SONG with his new book! 

We’re thrilled to announce that the next book from international bestselling author Anthony Ryan is called THE WOLF’S CALL and, even more excitingly, it will return to the world of his bestselling and critically-acclaimed Raven’s Shadow trilogy (which comprised BLOOD SONG, TOWER LORD and QUEEN OF FIRE).

THE WOLF’S CALL, book one of the Raven’s Blade duology, will begin an epic new adventure for fan-favourite Vaelin Al Sorna, as he travels to the far-flung realms of the Merchant Kings and learns of a grave new threat to the Unified Realm. Needless to say, THE WOLF’S CALL will feature more of the razor-sharp action, deadly politics and memorable characters that made the Raven’s Shadow trilogy a worldwide sensation, and is sure to delight new readers and existing fans alike.

We will publish THE WOLF’S CALL in summer 2019.

About Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan is the author of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy and the recently-completed Draconis Memoria series. His books have sold more than a million English-language copies worldwide. Follow him on Twitter @writer_anthony and at his website.

Praise for Anthony Ryan

‘A master storyteller’ Mark Lawrence

‘A major new talent’ Buzzfeed

‘Fabulous . . . Sure to be another fantasy classic’ Huffington Post UK

‘The new world Ryan has created for his dragon adventure is a joy to visualise’ SciFiNow 

‘Excellent epic fantasy’ Bookbag

2018 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The 2018 World Fantasy Award finalists have been announced, and we’re excited to report that JADE CITY by Fonda Lee (US | UK | ANZ) is one of the nominees for Best Novel!

The World Fantasy Award is nominated by members of the World Fantasy Convention, and by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore, MD this November. Congratulations to Fonda Lee and the rest of the nominees! You can view the full list of awards and nominations on the World Fantasy Convention website.