Category: Worldshaper

Publishers Weekly & Booklist praise Master of the World

Master of the World, my next Edward Willett novel, second in my Worldshapers series for DAW Books, is getting some nice reviews leading up to its release on September 10. The first review was from Publishers Weekly, and it’s a good one (not starred, like the review for Book 1, Worldshaper, but still great): “In 2018’s Worldshaper, Shawna Keys discovered …

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My Edward Willett novel Worldshaper long-listed for Sunburst Award for best young-adult novel

My Edward Willett-bylined novel Worldshaper (DAW Books) has been long-listed for this years Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, in the Young Adult Fiction category. (A bit of a surprise since it wasn’t published as YA, but much like Masks, it’s YA-friendly.) I’m very pleased! The full press release listing all the long-listed …

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Here’s what I have eligible for the Aurora Awards

Nominations are now open for the Aurora Awards, which honour the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy each year. As Edward Willett, I’ve been shortlisted several times over the years and won the award for Best Long Form Work in English for Marseguro (DAW Books) in 2009, Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to nominate …

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Read the first two chapters of Worldshapers Book 2: Master of the World

Master of the World, Book 2 of my Worldshapers series, doesn’t come out until September, but you can get a sneak peek right now: over on my Edward Willett website, I’ve posted the first two chapters (with the caveat that final copyediting and page proofing has not yet been done, so there might be some differences between these …

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Audiobook of Worldshaper now available

The audiobook of Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series from DAW Books (written as Edward Willett), is now available through Brilliance Audio, narrated by the fabulous Saskia Maarleveld. Worldshaper is downloadable directly from Audible or through Amazon: at Amazon, you can also order physical media for it, in MP3 or Audio CD formats. I’m thrilled to say that Saskia Maarleveld …

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Cover art for Worldshapers Book 2: Master of the World

I’ve turned in the manuscript for Book 2 in my Edward Willett-penned series Worldshapers to DAW Books (publishers of The Masks of Aygrima), and the cover art is already out and about on bookstore sites everywhere. Pretty cool, huh? Like the art for Worldshaper, Book 1 in the series, it’s by Julia Kolesova. Here’s the …

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My new fantasy novel Worldshaper now available!

My ninth novel for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett, starts off a new series called Worldshapers. Reviewers like it: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ when the worldshapers can change everything about them with nothing more than a thought, …

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Publishers Weekly gives my new novel Worldshaper a STARRED review, calls it a “rollicking” contemporary fantasy

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a STARRED review to upcoming novel Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett. Highlights: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

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Cover art reveal: my next DAW novel, Worldshaper

Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House Worldshaper (written as Edward Willett) will be my ninth novel for DAW Books, coming out September 18 in hardcover and ebook. It’s the start of a new series called Worldshapers. The artwork is by Juliana Kolesova, who happens to also be …

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