New Novel Sale: BLACKFISH CITY, coming from Ecco Press in 2018

Incredible news: my novel BLACKFISH CITY has sold to Ecco Press, for release in April 2018!

Unlike my debut THE ART OF STARVING, forthcoming in 2017, this one isn’t young adult. A mysterious woman arrives in the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq, in a future where rising seas have caused dramatic geopolitical changes. She’s accompanied by an orca and a polar bear, on a mission that might be bloody and might be beautiful and might be both. Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say about it [under its working title THE BREAKS]:


They incorrectly identify me as a Hugo nominee (I was long-listed last year, but not a finalist!) but otherwise IT IS ALL TRUE. I adore Ecco Press and am so excited to be part of their family, and I love Zack’s work as an editor. Big love and gratitude, as always, to my magnificent agent Seth Fishman.

PS here’s a bad sketch I did, of the main character:


Posted on: November 8, 2016, by : Sam J. M.
File under: Blog, New Publications