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Tor’s Finalists for the Compton Crook Award

Tor Books has three finalists for the 2015 Compton Crook Award for the best debut science fiction, fantasy or horror novel of the year! The members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (BSFS) created the Compton Crook Award in 1982 to honor the best first novel of the year written by an individual author…

Starred Interview: A Darkling Sea

“Cambias writes with a light touch and occasional flashes of humor, and the science supporting his novel is sound and unobtrusive. This is an impressive debut by a gifted writer.” James L. Cambias’s A Darkling Sea got a starred review in Publishers Weekly! Here’s the full review, from the December 9th issue: In Cambias’s vivid…

Starred Review: A Darkling Sea

“An exceptionally thoughtful, searching and intriguing debut.” James L. Cambias’s A Darkling Sea got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the December 15th issue: Like Jupiter’s Europa, Ilmatar is a moon of a giant gas planet. Here, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick and beneath a deep ocean,…

Starred Review: A Darkling Sea

“Like [Robert] Silverberg, who developed fully realized alien societies in such novels as Downward to the Earth…Cambias makes the Sholen and Ilmataran people and cultures as real as the more familiar human component. Beautifully written, with a story that captures the imagination the way SF should.” James L. Cambias’s A Darkling Sea got a starred…