Books

THE ART OF STARVING 

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017!

Nebula Award winner – received the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Novel at the 2018 Nebulas.  Nominated for the Lodestar Award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Crawford Award.

Bullied small-town gay boy with an eating disorder (all of which I was) believes that starving himself awakens latent supernatural abilities (which mine did not).

“Matt’s sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. In his acknowledgments, Miller reveals the story’s roots in his own teen experiences. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction.” – Kirkus (starred review)

Read the first three chapters for free, by clicking here!  Oh and while you’re at it you can also listen to an excerpt of the fantastic audio book! And then you can buy the book!

BLACKFISH CITY

One of the Best Books of 2018, according to Publishers Weekly & Kirkus Reviews & Vulture/New York Magazine&  Barnes & Noble & the Washington Post & The Oregonian & Powell’s Books  

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.

Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel, and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, as well as the Locus Award for Best Novel, and the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award!

An Entertainment Weekly Must Read,“and one of the Five Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels of the Year according to the Washington Post!

“…an ambitious, imaginative, and big-hearted dystopian ensemble story that’s by turns elegiac and angry…”—Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

Available for purchase…

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

“One of the Best YA Books of 2019.” – Seventeen

Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel

“One of the Best Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books of 2019.” – Tor.com 

“One of the biggest (and best) YA books of the summer.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Sam J. Miller has cemented his status as one of the most visionary fiction writers of his generation. A staggering, stunning novel.”
– Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100

Half gritty contemporary and half epic fantasy, with both main characters’ stories centering on the question of how we fight the monsters in our world, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS is the story of Ash, a teenage photographer investigating a spate of hate crimes in her town—while trying to help her best friend Solomon get help for his worsening mental illness. But it’s also the story of Solomon, a street kid who rides a dinosaur through a city of magic and monsters, and is attempting to expose the conspiracy against his best friend Ash, the Refugee Princess. As Ash and Solomon dig deeper, these two separate worlds begin to overlap and influence one another.

Read the first two chapters for free, by clicking here

THE BLADE BETWEEN 


One of the most anticipated crime books of 2020 – CrimeReads

My dark thriller The Blade Between will come out in December of 2020 – and you can click here to pre-order it from the indie bookstore or behemoth of your choice!!

“The Blade Between is as addictive and brutal as it is smart and challenging. Miller unflinchingly confronts the sins of our past and present. The horrors here are rooted in there being no easy answers despite our individual and collective souls being ultimately at stake. Plus whales!”—-Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song