Bookpage: Hutchinson pours his soul onto the pages.
B&N SFF: The sequel to The Stone in the Skull, set in Bear’s Eternal Sky universe, continues the story of the Lotus Kingdoms, remnants of the Alchemical Empire on a world where the nighttime sun offers heat but no light, and the daytime is lit up by millions of stars. As the kingdoms descend into bloody conflict, the Gage, an enormous brass automaton, travels into a blasted desert in pursuit of the mystery of the Stone in the Skull, while Anuraja, having captured princess Sayeh of Ansh-Sahal, marches on the city of Sarathai-tia, held by Sayeh’s cousin Mrithuri. Mrithuri counts on the rain-swollen river to protect the city—but when the rains inexplicably fail, Mrithuri finds herself hunting a traitor in her own ranks. Elizabeth Bear writes epic fantasy like no one else; her stories are as emotionally textured as their worldbuilding is ornate, and her prose borders on the poetic. Between this book and her mind-expanding space opera Ancestral Night, she’s having a hell of a 2019.
Audio rights for Nalo Hopkinson’s FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS and SKIN FOLK, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.
Chinese rights to Martha Wells’ Nebula and Hugo Award-winning The Murderbot Diaries series (ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY), to Pioneer, in a pre-empt, by Gray Tan at Grayhawk Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Chinese rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED, MURDER OF CROWS, and VISION IN SILVER, the first three books in the Others series, to Beijing White Horse, by Gray Tan at Grayhawk Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
German rights to Annika Martin’s BREAKING THE BILLIONAIRE’S RULES, to Lyx, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Turkish rights to Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Brooke Bolander’s THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING, to Cinar Yayinlari, by Merve Öngen at ONK Agency in association with Michael Curry.
The Only Harmless Great Thing is a heart-wrenching alternative history by Brooke Bolander that imagines an intersection between the Radium Girls and noble, sentient elephants.
In the early years of the 20th century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island.
These are the facts.
Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted. Prepare yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling histories of cruelty both grand and petty in search of meaning and justice.
From Hugo-winner Elizabeth Bear (ANCESTRAL NIGHT, KAREN MEMORY), a new edition of the novella “In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns” and an original previously unpublished sequel continuing the Police Sub-Inspector Ferron series to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals by Jennifer Jackson.
A man has been turned inside-out. Fifty years in the future, in the sleek modern city of Bangalore, a scientist working on revolutionary bioengineering techniques has been discovered inside his own locked home, his body converted into a neat toroidal package of meat. It’s up to Police Sub-Inspector Ferron to unearth the victim’s complicated past and solve the crime, despite the best efforts of the mastermind behind the murder, aliens beaming signals from the Andromeda Galaxy, her overbearing mother, and an adorable parrot-cat who is the only witness.
At auction, Shana Drehs at Sourcebooks acquired world English rights to two novels from Lindsey Rogers Cook, a digital storytelling editor at the New York Times. The first, a debut, How to Bury Your Brother (due out in summer 2020), follows a sister coming to terms with the mystery behind her brother’s baffling disappearance. Katie Shea Boutillier repped the author.
In 2014, Kim Harrison thought she had concluded her New York Times bestselling Hollows series with its thirteenth installment, THE WITCH WITH NO NAME, leaving fans wanting more. Now, Harrison will return to the series with two brand-new installments continuing Rachel Morgan’s story –AMERICAN DEMON, which will release in summer 2020, and a currently untitled novel that will follow in summer 2021.
The Hollows series is set in alternate United States where humans and supernatural beings exist side-by-side. It began in 2004 with DEAD WITCH WALKING, quickly developing a dedicated fan base and becoming a New York Times and USA Today bestselling series. Ace Books Executive Editor Anne Sowards has acquired the new installments at auction from DMLA’s Vice President Jennifer Jackson.
Bookpage: Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka’s punchy prose and deft (mis)handling of Shakespeare make for an entertaining read. . . While most of these characters aren’t exactly likable, they are all so complex and thoroughly developed that we can’t help but root for them—and see ourselves in them.
- Semiosis by Sue Burke
- Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee