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Emma Newman

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Emma Newman writes dark short stories and science fiction and urban fantasy novels.

'Between Two Thorns', the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer awards.

Emma's next book, Planetfall, will be a standalone science fiction novel published by Ace/Roc in November.

Emma is a professional audiobook narrator and also co-writes and hosts the Hugo-nominated podcast 'Tea and Jeopardy' which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens. Her hobbies include dressmaking and playing RPGs. She blogs and gets up to all kinds of writing mischie.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy
New Books
March 2023

Before, After, Alone
(Planetfall )
Series contributed to
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2014) : Between Two Thorns
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2017) : After Atlas
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2018) : Before Mars
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2019) : Atlas Alone

Emma Newman recommends
Virology (2017)
Ren Warom
"A deeply immersive and thrilling trip into a terrifying future."
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter (2019)
Alexis Hall
"I haven’t been so enchanted and delighted by a book in years. It’s like the literary equivalent of being wrapped in a blanket and being driven in a horse drawn carriage through a magical park filled with the most amazing things happening all around and feeling safe and loved all the way through. A sheer delight from start to finish and the most perfect blend of gentle humour, wild creativity and love for the feel of Sherlock Holmes."
Stars and Bones (2022)
(Stars and Bones, book 1)
Gareth L Powell
"Big ships, big ideas and big emotions. Thrilling space opera which is epic in scope, yet always rooted at the human level, as all the best sci-fi is."

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