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Arkansas Literary Festival, April 25th-28th

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Hello all!  At the end of this month I’ll be attending the Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arkady Martin, author of A Memory Called Empire, and I will be on a joint panel at 2:30pm on April 27th, at the UA Little Rock Downtown location, next to the Main Library (333 President Clinton Avenue).  We’ll do some reading, and some chatting about all things sci-fi.

The event will last about an hour, after which we’ll be signing books.  Come hang out with us!  Hope to see you there!

For more information, click here.

~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 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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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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International Readers, Are You Ready for a Giveaway???

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I have brand-new UK paperback copies of Noumenon burning a hole in my bookshelf, and brand-new bookplates, and brand-new stickers, and of course bookmarks!

Would you perhaps like a few of these things?

I have two sets of these to give away, and I will mail them anywhere outside of the United States. All you have to do to enter is ONE of the following between July 4th and July 12th (If you’d like to do more, that’s awesome! But each person will only be entered one time.):

*Sign up as a new recipient for my newsletter and let me know you’ve done so in the comments on this post.

*Tweet about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity (perhaps why you’re looking forward to a copy, or a favorite quote) and make sure you .@ me (.@MarinaLostetter).

*Retweet this tweet with a comment.

*Post about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity on Instagram and @ me (@MarinaJLostetter).

*If you’ve read Noumenon or any of my work, leave a new review on said work at Goodreads, or Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or your preferred book-purchasing online venue and link me the review in the comments on this post.

On July 13th I will draw two random winners in the same manner I drew winners for my previous giveaway. Then I will contact the winners with a way to privately send me your address.

Good luck, and happy reading!

~Marina

P.S. US readers, though you aren’t eligible for this giveaway, signal boosts are always appreciated.

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Goodreads Giveaway for NOUMENON INFINITY ARCs

goodreads giveaway june 2018Want to get your hands on the book that Kirkus Reviews called “the genre at its very best”?  Want to get it before it’s even available in stores???  Then get yourself over to Goodreads!  Harper Voyager is giving away 40 advanced copies. You’ve got 5 days to enter, so don’t delay! Click on the pic above or the link below to enter and get the full details.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/281157-noumenon-infinity

Happy Reading!

~Marina

P.S. Non-US readers, don’t despair!  I received a package in the mail yesterday that has my author bookshelf looking a bit more…orange…than usual.  I will be giving away copies of the new Harper Voyager UK paperback very soon.  Watch this spot!

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Noumenon Out in Paperback for UK Readers!

N1 UK paperbackLike it says on the tin–the paperback version of Noumenon is out today in the UK!  Look how pretty this darn book is.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy from your local bookstore or your favorite online retailer.

Happy reading!

~Marina

 

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