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Brave New Words Award Winner: Nisi Shawl, editor of New Suns

Nisi Shawl

We are delighted to share that Nisi Shawl has won the Brave New Words Award as editor of New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color.

The judges felt that Nisi had brought together an astonishing collection that challenged the readers and opened them up to new perspectives and ideas. This is very much what the Brave New Words Award is about.
Brave New Words Award 2020 including acceptance speech from Nisi Shawl

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, and powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.⁠ 

The anthology includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu and Darcie Little Badger.

Get a copy of New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color today!

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Book friends and word lovers…It’s Awards season and the BSFA longlist has been announced! We’re so excited to see that several Solaris/ Abaddon titles have been longlisted for various categories and alongside some truly excellent books! 

Check out which titles have been nominated below and cast your votes today!

Best Novel

·         The Quantum Magician, Derek Kunsken

·         Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee

·        Paris Adrift, E.J. Swift

·         Europe at Dawn, Dave Hutchinson

·         Buying Time, E. M. Brown

BEST Shorter Fiction

· Kaseem’s Way (Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein), Tade Thompson. 
(Ed. David Thomas Moore)

· Talking to Ghosts at the Edge of the World (Infinity’s End), Lavie Tidhar.
Ed. Jonathan Strahan)

Best Artwork Nominations:

·       Paris Adrift Cover – Joey Hi-Fi

Congratulations to all those who have been longlisted! 

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It’s that time again when all our favourite books are keeping each other company on various awards lists…and we’re so glad to see the Solaris and Abaddon titles in the mix!

Have a look below to see what’s causing us to have a spring in our step...and help us to cheer on all our nominated authors…


We’ve got seven titles up for the Locus Awards and we couldn’t be more pleased for our authors and our team! 

Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee 

Food of the Gods – Cass Khaw

Ubo – Steve Rasnic Tem 

‘Dear Sarah’ – Nancy Kress (Infinity Wars)

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories – Jared Shurin & Mahvesh Murad

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 11 – Jonathan Strahan 

Infinity Wars – Jonathan Strahan 

The Shirley Jackson Awards:

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories 

Hugo Awards Finalists: 

Raven Stratagem

Congratulations to all nominated authors and to the editors and publishers also listed! Good luck! 

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Adrian Tchaikovsky Clarke Award Sale!

We’re celebrating Adrian Tchaikovsky’s win at the 2016 Arthu C Clarke Award with a flash sale on all things Tchaikovsky!

We picked up on Adrian’s talents some time ago, and have been lucky enough to publish the award-winning author on more than one occasion. 

You can now grab The Bloody Deluge, Even in the Cannon’s Mouth (from Monstrous Little Voices) and Solaris Rising 2 for only 99p each over on the Kindle store, and we heartily encourage you to do so!

What are they about? Well, read on for more…

The Bloody Deluge

A year ago, civilisation died, drowning and choking on its own blood in the brutal scourge of the Cull.

Eking out a living on the newly primitive land, British-born biochemist Katy Lewkowitz finds a new life as a doctor among the small communities springing up in Eastern Germany… until a terrible new cult, calling itself the ‘New Teutonic Order,’ begins purging all ‘undesirables.’

Katy and her friend and old tutor Dr. Emil Weber, fleeing the depredations of the fanatical Order, escape into Poland, eventually taking refuge among the strangely anachronistic survivors at the monastery of Jasna Góra.

A battle of faith ensues, that could decide the future of humankind…

Even in the Cannon’s Mouth

Illyria’s Duke Orsino has raised new, powerful allies, and in a last-ditch attempt to win the war, Don Pedro and his brother John, wise old Jacques and the physician Helena sail to Milan to appeal in person for the wizard Prospero’s aid. But unseasonal storms drive them onto the Illyrian shore, and into the hands of their enemies…

Monstrous Little Voices is a collection of five short novellas, a single long tale set in Shakespeare’s fantasy world of fairies, wizards and potions, in honour of the four-hundredth anniversary of the Bard’s death.

Solaris Rising 2

Having re-affirmed Solaris’ proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction anthologies in the first volume, Solaris Rising 2 is the next collection in this exciting series.

Featuring stories by Allan Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kim Lakin-Smith, Paul Cornell, Eugie Foster, Nick Harkaway, Nancy Kress, Kay Kenyon, James Lovegrove, Robert Reed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Norman Spinrad, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Liz Williams, Vandana Singh, Martin Sketchley, and more.

These stories are guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, and maintain our mission to demonstrate why science fiction remains the most exiting, varied and inspiring of all fiction genres. In Solaris Rising we showed both the quality and variety that modern SF can produce. In Solaris Rising 2, we’ll be taking that much, much further.

Head over to Amazon and grab your copies now!

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Europe at Midnight wins the Arthur C Clarke Award!

Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Midnight has won the 2016 Arthur C Clarke Award.

Hutchinson’s beautifully crafted and timely tale of espionage and hidden realities in a broken near-future Europe wins the Award in his historic 30th year. 

The achievement is all the more impressive for Europe at Midnight being a companion novel- its forerunner, Europe in Autumn, was also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2015, when it lost out to Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven

Europe at Midnight is the first time a novel from Solaris, Rebellion Publishing’s cutting edge science fiction and fantasy imprint, has won the award.

Solaris Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver commented:

“Dave Hutchison’s Fractured Europe books are one of the most astonishingly prescient works of science fiction written in recent years. Not only has Dave got his finger on the pulse of an increasingly uncertain world, but he has also produced a series of highly original, brilliantly written and deeply unsettling near-future thrillers. We at Solaris couldn’t be more proud to be the publishers of this exciting, innovative and important voice in SF.”

The third part of the continuing Fractured Europe Seqeunce, Europe in Winter, is out in November 2016 and is available for preorder now.

About the Fractured Europe Sequence

Europe is crumbling. The Xian Flu pandemic and ongoing economic crises have fractured the European Union. The borderless Continent of the Schengen Agreement is a distant memory, and new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight.

When Rudi, a chef from Krakow, is recruited by the shadowy organisation “Les Coureurs des Bois,” and schooled in espionage, he finds himself pulled into a world where kidnapping, double-crosses and a constantly re-drawn map are the norm.

But underneath his daily round of plot and counter plot, behind the conflicting territories, another entirely different Europe, a hidden continent existing alongside our own, might be pulling the strings.

But what is the Community, and how does its secret history affect Europe’s present?

Beginning with Europe in Autumn (2014), and continuing with Europe at Midnight (2015) and the soon to be published Europe in Winter (2017), the Fractured Europe Sequence is a near-future science fiction thriller in the finest traditions of the genre: exciting, prescient, and brilliant. 

About the author

Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield. After reading American Studies at the University of Nottingham, he became a journalist. He’s the author of five collections of short stories and one novel, and his novella The Push was shortlisted for the 2010 BSFA award for short fiction. Europe in Autumn, the first book in his Fractured Europe Sequence, was nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2015, as was its sequel, Europe at Midnight, in 2016. He lives in north London with his wife and several cats.

About Solaris

Solaris is Rebellion Publishing’s award-winning imprint dedicated science fiction, fantasy and horror. Founded in 2007, Solaris is committed to pushing the boundaries of genre fiction, discovering fresh and diverse new voices, and forging a new future for genre publishing. Solaris has published the likes of Dave Hutchinson, Gail Z Martin, Yoon Ha Lee and many more. 

For press enquiries, please contact

Europe at Midnight is out now!
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Gail Z Martin make award shortlists!

As if bagging a pair of nominations for the British Fantasy Awards wasn’t exciting enough, there’s even more awards-y goodness in the offing as both Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Gail Z Martin pick up nods.

First up, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal To Noise made the longlist for the 2016 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature – joining the likes of Margaret Atwood in the running for the prestigious prize. 

Gail Z Martin, meanwhile, grabbed two – TWO! – nominations for the Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, with Iron & Blood and Vendetta both making the shortlist. 

Signal to Noise, Iron & Blood and Vendetta are out now – seek out these award-nominated lovelies!

Signal To Noise
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Iron & Blood
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Solaris bags a pair of British Fantasy Society Award nominations!

There was some great news for Solaris this morning as the shortlist for the British Fantasy Society Awards were revealed and we found ourselves nominated – twice! 

First up, the superb Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is up for the Best Fantasy Novel, alongside the likes of Joe Abercrombie, Zen Cho, Jen Williams, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Naomi Novik. That’s a pretty good list to be included in if you ask us!

Secondly, Jeffrey Alan Love – notable for his stunning cover of Dreams of Shreds & Tatters – has been nominated for best artist. 

You can check out the full shortlist over at the BFS website. A huge, Solaris-shaped congratulations to all nominees, and here’s hoping for double success at this year’s FantasyCon By The Sea!

Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is out now!

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Europe At Midnight reprinted in wake of Clarke nomination

Europe At Midnight, the second book of Dave Hutchinson’s Fractured Europe Sequence to be nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award, is being reprinted.

In the wake of the massive success of Dave Hutchinson’s series of near-future thrillers, we’ve given Europe At Midnight a fresh coat of paint – including a Clarke Award flash – and it will be back on the shelves of all good book shops soon…

Europe At Midnight is out now!

And don’t forget, you can preorder the next installment of the Fractured Europe Sequence, Europe In Winter, at the Rebellion store right now!

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Signal To Noise and Meeting Infinity make Locus Awards shortlist

The Locus Awards 2016 finalists were Europe At Midnight shortlisted for the Clarkes. It’s almost as if we publish amazing books or something…

A massive congratulations to all finalists, and here’s hoping come the Locus Awards Weekend of June 26-28 we’ll have some winners on our hands.

Meeting Infinity is out now!

Signal to Noise is out now!

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Europe At Midnight makes Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist!

Dave Hutchinson’s Europe At Midnight has been shortlisted for the 2016 Arthur C Clarke Award.

It’s the second year running Dave has been shortlisted for the award, with Europe In Autumn making the list in 2015. It’s quite an achievement, and makes Dave a member of a very elite club of authors who have made the list twice. To have done it two years in a row – well, that’s nothing short of incredible. 

We’re obviously delighted for Dave, and our fingers are firmly crossed for him. Of course, if he somehow doesn’t win (and he really, really should, for Europe At Midnight is bloody marvellous) then there’s always Europe In Winter for 2017.

Trust us, these books just keep getting better…

Don’t forget you can preorder Europe In Winter, the next phase in the Fractured Europe Sequence, at the Rebellion Store.

In the meantime, go and grab Europe In Autumn and Europe At Midnight if you haven’t already – they’ll blow your socks off. Which is only to be expected of a pair of Clarke Award-nominated books…

Europe In Autumn

Europe At Midnight