Noumenon now in German!

Deutsch: Sprichst du Deutsch? Ich spreche kein Deutsch, aber die wunderbare Irene Holicki hat Noumenon für Heyne ins Deutsche übersetzt. Und es gab eine Titeländerung! “Die Reise”. Dies ist das erste Mal, dass meine Arbeit offiziell in eine andere Sprache übersetzt wurde, und ich bin so aufgeregt! Der Roman ist heute heraus! Fröhliches Lesen!

https://www.randomhouse.de/Taschenbuch/Die-Reise/Marina-Lostetter/Heyne/e509768.rhd

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English: Do you speak German? I don’t speak German, but the wonderful Irene Holicki has translated Noumenon into German for Heyne. And it’s had a title change! “Die Reise,” ie, The Journey. This is the first time my work has been officially translated into another language, and I’m so excited! The novel is out today!

Happy reading!

~Marina

 

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Noumenon Infinity Honored by the ALA

Noumenon Infinity was honored by the American Library Association and The Reading List Council at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  It made the short list for their 2019 Reading List in the Science fiction category.  The winner and other short listed sci-fi novels are as follows:

Winner
“The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal. A Tor Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates.

In a world emerging from World War II, Earth is struck by a massive meteorite. Faced with the likelihood of total extinction, the scientific community dedicates themselves to developing space technology.  The efforts of aspiring astronaut Dr. Elma York and her fellow women scientists are hampered by racism and sexism.

Short List
“Noumenon Infinity” by Marina J. Lostetter. Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
“An Ocean of Minutes: A Novel” by Thea Lim. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
“Stars Uncharted” by S.K. Dunstall. Ace, published by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
“The Wrong Stars” by Tim Pratt. Angry Robot, an imprint of Watkins Media Ltd.

I’m honored and excited that Infinity has been so well received!  Congrats to Mary Robinette Kowal and all the winners!

If you’d like to see the full list of categories, winners, and short listed works, click here to view the announcement from the ALA.

Happy reading!

~Marina

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For Your Judgement and Sheer Enjoyment

It’s that time of year again, when we authors crow about what we’ve accomplished. More specifically, which publications are eligible for award nominations.

In the Best Novel category, I of course am super-duper-phantasmagorically proud of Me on Infinity release dayNoumenon Infinity, which is eligible for awards such as the Nebula and the Hugo.

 Vanhi’s hands flew away from her note-riddled tablet, a clear sign of attrition. “Is this it?” She swiveled her chair toward Jamal and folded her legs beneath her like a small child. “You always hear stories about the robot apocalypse, but you never think it’ll happen to you.”

 

In the best Short Story category I am proud of the scope and depth of emotion I was able to achieve in Discard the Sun, for it has Failed Us, which is flash-length. You can find it for free here: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/discard-the-sun-for-it-has-failed-us/ DqxD2wZW4AATHXe

If you are nominating for any awards this year, I would be delighted if you’d consider my work. As always, thank you and happy reading!

~Marina

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Noumenon ebook on Sale!

Haven’t gotten your copy of Noumenon yet? Or perhaps you’ve been bugging your friend to read it but they need a little extra incentive? Or maybe it’s on a family member’s holiday wish-list?  No matter why you’re looking for a copy, you’re in luck!

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Noumenon is one of BookBub’s sci-fi deals of the day. It’s only $1.99 for North American kindles, Nook readersKobo readers, on Apple Books (iTunes), and from Google Play!

Sale on Amazon lasts until December 3rd, and the other ebook prices are only so low for as long as their platforms price-match, so don’t be a victim of time dilation, snatch it up ASAP!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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Places to Catch Me this Fall

Hello, all!  Just wanted to update you on my upcoming events schedule.

Saturday, October 20th, I’ll be at Fayetteville Barnes & Noble (Northwest Village Shopping Center, 4144 N College Ave, Fayetteville AR) for an all-day Bookfair event to help promote the True Lit festival!  (http://www.truelitfest.com/)  True Lit takes place this year from October 28th through November 4th, and encourages reading, writing, and storytelling across Fayetteville.  I’ll also have a signing from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Keep an eye on my website for more True Lit related appearances.

Wednesday, October 24th, join me at Left Bank Books ( 399 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO), 7:00pm, as part of the bookstore’s SF STL author-event series (https://www.left-bank.com/sfstl)!  I’ll be discussing Noumenon and Noumenon Infinity, and will have an open chat about speculative fiction with fellow author Thomas K. Carpenter (http://thomaskcarpenter.com/).

NOTE: The event is free, but Left Bank Books does require you to buy a copy of one of my books from their store to get in the signing line.  You can preorder directly from the bookstore here: https://www.left-bank.com/ (If you already have Noumenon + Infinity, perhaps purchase one as a gift, bring a friend who hasn’t bought the book yet, or request a copy of Aliens: Bug Hunt)

Saturday, November 3rd, Fayetteville Public Library (401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR), 2:00-3:00pm.  I’ll be teaching a one-hour workshop on how to query a novel.  This is a condensed version of my typical two-hour workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of querying, including: what a query is, who it is for, how to write one, and how to send it.  Participants should have either a completed novel manuscript, or a partially completed (but thoroughly outlined) manuscript in order to fully participate in the class.  No need to bring the manuscript to the workshop (unless you’d like it for your own reference), just your intimate knowledge of the plot and characters.  Please contact the Fayetteville Public Library if you are interested in participating. https://www.faylib.org/

Happy reading, hope to see you soon!

~Marina

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NOUMENON INFINITY is HERE!

Today is release day in North America!  Yay!  Here’s me this morning, ridiculously ecstatic (wild hair and everything):

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Tonight is my party at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR, and you’re invited!  Details here.

If you can’t make it to the party, you can still pick up a copy of Infinity at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Audible, ibooks, or your local independent bookstore.

I’m so happy to have the continuing saga of the Planet United Convoys and I.C.C. out in the world!  I hope you enjoy the read!

~Marina

P.S. Be sure to read the acknowledgements at the end of the book!  Without everyone’s hard work, this day would never have come.  I owe thanks to a heap of people!

 

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You’re Invited to the NOUMENON INFINITY Launch Party!

 

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August 14th, from 5-7pm, I’ll be celebrating the launch of NOUMENON INFINITY at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR.

I’m so excited to share the sequel to Noumenon with you!

Hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it, don’t despair.  You can still celebrate with me by preordering the book (from places like Barnes & Noble or Amazon), or buying it from your favorite independent bookstore the day of the release!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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Time to Unmask My Secret News!

There’s a brand new fantasy series headed your way, and it starts with THE MASKS OF ARKENSYRE!

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From the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of NOUMENON Marina J. Lostetter’s THE MASKS OF ARKENSYRE, in which an enchanted death mask of a mass murderer is stolen, unleashing his reign of terror on the city once more, to Devi Pillai at Tor, with Will Hinton editing, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2020, by DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency (world English).

This series began as my award-winning story ‘Master Belladino’s Mask’ and grew into a rich world full of enchanted objects, stained glass, monsters, and mystery.

If you’d like a peek at my once-secret Pinterest board to get a feel for Lutador, the first City-State we visit in the world of Arkensyre, click here!

I can’t wait to share this story and this world with you all!  Happy reading!

~Marina

P.S. Once again, Big THANK YOU to everyone who worked on this deal, and especially my agent DongWon Song, who guided me through the process and got this book in front of the right people.

 

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Would You Like a Bookplate?

What is a bookplate, you ask (or even if you didn’t, here’s a refresher)?  Traditionally, it’s a way for a book owner to identify that a book is indeed theirs.  Think of “Form the library of” stamps.  Authors use bookplates, however, to provide signatures to readers we might otherwise be unable to reach, or in instances where we’re unable to sign (like in the case of a broken hand or a condition with difficult flare ups like rheumatoid arthritis). They’re essentially stickers, meant for book pages but you can stick them on whatever, really.

I have newly acquired bookplates, signed and ready for those who’d like one!

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If you’d like a few bookplates (you need one for each book in the NOUMENON series, don’t you?) and bookmark, simply put in a request with your mailing address via my contact form on this page.  I’ll send them anywhere in the world on my dime, no worries.  This offer is good until otherwise rescinded.

Happy reading!

~Marina

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