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.
Ebook : Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback : Powell’s | Amazon | B&N
Accessible formats: Large Print | Braille & Synthesized Audio
(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.
Had some trouble logging into my site the past couple of days, but here I am now!
There’s another giveaway for a paperback copy of Moonshine courtesy of my publisher, Angry Robot. Same rules as last time: follow me on Twitter and RT this tweet to enter for a chance to win. The winner will be selected at random, and it is open to international entries. For this round, all entries will be counted through June 30.
Happy reading, and Happy Pride!
June is Pride Month, and wouldn’t you know it, I wrote a book full of queer characters. (Well, I’ve written a few books full of queer characters, but only one of them has pubbed this year so that’s the one I’m focusing on now.) To celebrate, I’ll be doing a giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Moonshine! Here are the rules:
- The giveaway is being held on Twitter. To enter, follow my account @jas_gower AND retweet this post.
- The contest goes through June 21.
- Winners will be selected at random and contacted via DM.
- The giveaway is open to international entries!
I had some other Moonshine stuff planned for Pride, but the timing just wasn’t right to get that all put together, but things should be calming down here a bit for me now and, at the very least, I at least shouldn’t be as squirreled away in a dark cave as I have been lately. So keep an eye out here for other news and updates!
You may have heard already, but Moonshine is now available in large print, Braille, and synthesized audio from Read How You Want.
And just as a reminder for more accessibility goodness, I have a content warning list posted on this site for Moonshine as well as A Study of Fiber and Demons.
A quick link before I get into my ECCC details:
Now, for more about my Emerald City Comic Con plans. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ll only be there for Friday, March 2nd, but I’ll be around the Angry Robot booth for most of the midday (particularly, 12:00 – 6:00 PM), so hopefully I shouldn’t be too elusive for anyone hoping to see me. I also have a book signing at the AR booth scheduled for 2:00 – 3:00 PM, so if you pick up Moonshine on Thursday or Friday morning, that’s a great time to bring it by.
Angry Robot will be located in booth #1816 on the main show floor (a stone’s throw from the big Dark Horse booth), so if you’ll be attending ECCC, please stop by and pick up some excellent books.
I was made aware late last night about this notice sent out by the UW President yesterday. The site of the planned far-right rally is only a few blocks from the University Book Store, and obviously I have multiple concerns about both the University’s warning and their handling of the whole situation. I am trying this morning to reach out to the University Book Store for more information and will update as soon as I know more about how this could affect the event. Of course, regardless of any potential changes to the event, please avoid the University of Washington campus today if you feel unsafe.
Again, I will update once I’m able to contact the Book Store staff and obtain more information about the situation.
UPDATE (11:13 AM): I spoke to the Book Store staff and they were able to clarify the security situation. They advised that the store should be far enough away from campus and late enough in the day that it should not be impacted by the planned rally. They also have security staff present who are aware of the security threat on campus. Everything is still in order to proceed with the signing, and they didn’t appear to anticipate any problems at the store.
That said, again, please avoid the University of Washington campus area today if you feel unsafe. On that note, if I arrive and find that the area appears unsafe, I will be in touch with the Book Store again and cancel tonight’s event.
For those still interested, the signing begins at 6:00 PM tonight at:
U District – University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Me again with the links:
And tomorrow is also my book signing at the University Book Store in Seattle! The event starts at 6:00 PM, so if you are in the area, do please stop by! Links to Google Maps and such:
University Book Store
4326 University AVE NE
Seattle WA 98105
Sorry for the low fanfare here for yesterday’s UK release of Moonshine. I did not have the time I thought I had to pull together something a little flashier. I have something more extensive planned for the US release on Tuesday, provided I don’t spend the whole weekend playing Dissidia. (I will, but I can also get a slightly longer post thrown together, regardless.) Until then, wow, more stuff:
Whew, what a week! I also wanted to remind you all that I have a content warning list for Moonshine here on my site, if there’s any type of content you’d like a head’s up about before reading the book. The list is incomplete, of course, but I tried to note the stuff that particularly stood out.
Okay, I think that’s all I’ve got for this very moment! Now I’m off to catch up on some very important work (which is playing more Dissidia).
Today’s the big day for Moonshine’s UK paperback and ebook release! Thanks to all who pre-ordered! For everyone else, you can now grab Moonshine at your preferred ebook retailer or in bookstores if you live in the UK.
Some more cool Moonshine stuff happening:
And here’s the usual reminder that A) I will be at University Bookstore in Seattle on February 10 at 6:00 PM, and B) there’s still a bit of time to pre-order Moonshine if you haven’t already:
Ebook [PRE-ORDER]: Angry Robot | Amazon | Kobo | B&N
Paperback [PRE-ORDER]: Powell’s | Amazon | B&N