After the Flare nominated for 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

I was thrilled to learn that After the Flare was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, a major prize sponsored by the Philip K. Dick Trust and the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society.

Here is the full list of nominees. Some of these are my favorite scifi writers!

  • The Book of Etta, Meg Elison (47North)
  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • After the Flare, Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press)
  • The Wrong Stars, Tim Pratt (Angry Robot)
  • Revenger, Alastair Reynolds (Orbit)
  • Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

And if you’re not familiar with him, the late Philip K. Dick was a prolific science fiction writer whose work has been adapted for film and television over a dozen times. His ideas continue to influence our understanding of technology and society today.

After the Flare makes ‘best of’ lists on Washington Post, The Guardian, Tor, Kirkus, Syfy, more

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Thank you to all the reviewers and readers who have enjoyed After the Flare. You can get the novel here (Amazon) and here (indie bookstore).

Washington Post  Best Science Fiction and fantasy to read this month (December) | Reviewer: Everdeen Mason

The Guardian  Best Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2017 | Reviewer: Adam Roberts

Syfy.com  Best Science Fiction Books of 2017 | Reviewer: Swapna Krishna

Tor.com  Reviewers Choice: the best Books of 2017 | Reviewer: Jared Shurin

Kirkus Reviews  Best Books of 2017

Ink and Paper Blog  7 Books that surprised me in 2017 | Reviewer: Russell

The Millions  Most Anticipated Books of September (2017) | Reviewer: Lydia Kiesling

 

After the Flare travels to Antarctica

After the Flare is in Antarctica! I was thrilled to learn that musician, science educator, and scuba diver Henry Kaiser has read the novel.

Henry’s note feels serendipitous, because I had seen a documentary by Werner Herzog called Encounters at the End of the World that featured him and his work with Weddell seals. Even weirder, at my event at the New America foundation in early November, I discussed Antarctica with Astrobiologist Lucianne Walkowicz — who herself was featured in a Werner Herzog documentary.

Henry’s work is diverse and inspiring. He has collaborated with leading musicians all over the world. To learn more about his extraordinary encounters with Weddell seals beneath the sea ice, you can watch his short talk here online over at Ink Talks.

All photos by Henry Kaiser

Photos from book launch of After the Flare at Greenlight Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to the launch of After the Flare at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn. I had a great conversation with Yinka Adegoke, editor at Quartz, and celebrated the new novel with friends, fans, and family. Next stop on the book tour — Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday, October 19. Find out more about the event here.

  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Yinka Adegoke with Deji Bryce Olukotun. Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome
  • Photo by Bayo Olukotun @bayodome