Awards season is coming up for the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, etc. Awards, so here’s what I’ve got this year that will be eligible. This post will be nice and simple since I just have the one.
MOONSHINE – Angry Robot, February 2018, 95K words, debut novel
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.
Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her dazzling powers.
(But you can also read the first chapter for free on The Fantasy Hive.)
And since it’s been a while same February came and went, here are some reminders on the kind, kind things that have been said about MOONSHINE:
- MOONSHINE was listed as one of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of February 2018 by both Barnes & Noble and Kirkus.
- From Publishers Weekly: “Gower’s effortless depictions of queer characters is refreshing, the world is intriguing, and the climactic brawl is gloriously wild…”
- Also from Barnes & Noble: “Like the best period novels, Moonshine exceeds above and beyond its worldbuilding and general milieu through characters who are intensely interesting and excellently drawn.”
Another cool thing about MOONSHINE: It’s a #DVPit success story! You can read about my experience connecting with Angry Robot through #DVPit.