Fonda Lee

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Fonda Lee is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her fantasy trilogy, the Green Bone Saga, begins with Jade City, which won the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, was a finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books, Syfy Wire, and the Verge. Her young adult science fiction novels, Zeroboxer, Exo, and Cross Fire, have garnered accolades including being named Junior Library Guild Selections and Andre Norton Award finalists. Fonda won the Aurora Award, Canada's national science fiction and fantasy award, twice in the same year for Best Novel and Best YA Novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, an ...more

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Fonda Lee There are three books planned in the Green Bone Saga; the second book will be released in 2019. (So readers will have to be a little patient, but I…moreThere are three books planned in the Green Bone Saga; the second book will be released in 2019. (So readers will have to be a little patient, but I promise I'm giving it my full attention and it'll be worth it!) The enmity between the Mountain and No Peak will continue, but there will also be new threats to the clans; you'll get to see other parts of the world impacted by jade, and international rivals will emerge to challenge the Green Bones. I guarantee there'll be more scheming, betrayal, vengeance, and bloody jade-enhanced fights. The story will remain centered on the Kaul family, however; that's a strong part of my vision for the trilogy. (less)
Fonda Lee Yes, Zeroboxer is published in audiobook form by Skyboat Media and available at Audible, Downpour, and wherever audiobooks are sold.
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Jade City (The Green Bone S...

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I couldn’t be happier to share the news that Jade City is the winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. This year, the Best Novel award was a tie; I share this incredible honor with The Changeling by Victor LaValle. See the full list of nominees and winners.



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Another key difference between Jade City and the movies that inspired it lies in the depth and nuance of the themes explored. Though themes of duty, loyalty, and sacrifice are common to both Hong Kong action movies and this novel, Jade City expand...
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Fonda Lee added a status update: My publisher is holding a Goodreads giveaway for an ARC of JADE CITY, but it ends in tomorrow! Go enter it!
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Jade City is my adult debut and it also marks my foray into epic fantasy. It came about from watching kung fu movies and thinking, "You know, I'm a long-time student of martial arts, so why can't I punch through concrete or fly thirty feet into the a ...more
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Andrew Smith needs to teach a master class on perfecting writer's voice. Amazing stuff.
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The second book in an author's career is often harder to write than the first, so as much as I love ZEROBOXER, I am especially proud of EXO. I set out to break a lot of tropes in this book, to completely twist the old "aliens conquer Earth" narrative ...more
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“Screw you, Hilo,” she snapped. “I can kill my ex-boyfriends myself.”
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“The Horn placed his hands on her shoulders, and pulled her close, and laid his cheek against hers. "Heaven help me, Shae," he whispered into her ear. "I'm going to kill them all.”
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“Any old horse will run when it's whipped, but only fast enough to avoid the whipping," Hilo said. "Racehorses, though, they run because they look at the horse on their left, they look at the one on their right, and they think, No way am I second to these fuckers.”
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