Oct 062017
 

Cover of The Stone in The Skull by Elizabeth Bear.Library Journal: Bear’s outstanding worldbuilding includes an India-inspired land, where the night sky is lit by a wash of stars brighter by far than the dark sun that rises each day. The diverse cast includes plenty of strong women, and the Dead Man and Gage are a team readers will want to follow for many more adventures.

VERDICT: “The Eternal Sky” trilogy (Range of Ghosts; Shattered Pillars; Steles of the Sky) is one of the great fantasy epics of the last decade, and Bear triumphantly returns to that setting, albeit a small corner that she has not previously explored.

Oct 042017
 

Author photo of Nnedi Okorafor.UK rights to Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s first novel, Who Fears Death, to Jane Johnson at Harper Voyager UK via Donald Maass at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Oct 032017
 

Cover of Anne Perry's A Christmas Return.Publishers Weekly: Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.

Oct 022017
 

World English rights to a third YA novel by Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor to follow Akata Witch (2011) and Akata Warrior (November 2017) to Regina Hayes, Viking Children’s/PRH via Donald Maass.

Sep 292017
 

German rights to David Gerrold’s mix of backlist titles including WHEN HARLIE WAS ONE, for e-book rights only, to Heyne, in a five-book deal, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

German rights to NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks’s THE BURNING WHITE (Book 5 in the Lightbringer series), to Blanvalet, by Bastian Schlueck at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Hungarian rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s CITY OF MIRACLES, Book 3 of The Divine Cities trilogy, to Agave Konyvek, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Czech rights to Michael R. Fletcher’s BEYOND REDEMPTION, THE MIRROR’S TRUTH and SWARM AND STEEL, to Fantom Print, in a three-book deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Estonian rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT and FOOL MOON, the first and second books in the Dresden Files series, to KIRJASTUS FANTAASIA OU via Milena Kaplaveric at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Hungarian rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Alexandra, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

French rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT, to Denoël, by Anna Jarota and Juliana Miasso at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

Simplified Chinese rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Winshare, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Italian rights to Margaret Doody’s ARISTOTLE AND THE HOUSE OF WINDS, to Sellerio, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Portuguese rights (Portugal only) to World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Saida de Emergencia, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Sep 292017
 

a pair of black ear budsNYT bestselling author Robert McCammon’s STRINGER, USHER’S PASSING, MYSTERY WALK and MINE, to Steve Feldberg at Audible, by Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Sep 282017
 

Author photo of Sean Grisby.Professional firefighter Sean Grigsby’s debut novel, Smoke Eaters, will be published by Angry Robot in early 2018.

After nearly 2,000 years in hibernation, dragons have emerged from beneath the Earth’s crust, and they’re hungry. Firefighters are humanity’s first—and last—line of defense.

Cole Brannigan has fought fires for 30 years and is now on the eve of retirement. But when he discovers that he is one of the few who have a natural immunity to dragon smoke he is recruited into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Suddenly Branningan finds himself permanently assigned to the front lines of the dragon war—whether he likes it or not.

Sean can be found online at www.seangrigsby.com and on Twitter at @SeanGrigsby.

Sep 272017
 

Cover of Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.Movie/TV rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s World Fantasy Award winning novel Who Fears Death (DAW Books, 2010) to HBO, executive producer George R.R. Martin, via Sylvie Rabineau at WME on behalf of Donald Maass.

Sep 012017
 

Cover of The Stone in The Skull by Elizabeth Bear.Publishers Weekly: With a glorious and dramatic story, Bear begins a stunning new series set in the same world as her Eternal Sky trilogy. South of towering mountains lie the Lotus Kingdoms, an analog of our own Indian subcontinent. The Dead Man, once guard to a caliph who’s now dead himself, and the Gage, a hulking brass automaton, protect a caravan that travels over the mountain passes and down into the Lotus Kingdoms during monsoon season. The pair bear a message from the Eyeless One, a powerful wizard, to Mrithuri, ruling rajni of Sarathai-tia, who seeks a way to put off her powerful male cousins and secure her country. Both Mrithuri and her cousin, Sayeh Rajni of Ansh-Sahal, receive dark omens of further threats to their rule.

With sumptuous prose, Bear details the opulence of royal courts, a sodden journey, and intricate rituals. Colors, textures, and aromas enrich her descriptions of lands that stand on the brink of war. Bear’s worldbuilding stretches from the Cauled Sun in the heavens to the vast ecosystem of Mother River Sarathai, and her characters nod to fantasy archetypes while remaining individual.

Aug 312017
 

Turkish rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED and ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, the first two installments in The Murderbot Diaries, to Ithaki, by Nazli Çökdü at the ONK Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

German rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s WORKING FOR BIGFOOT, collecting together three stories in the Dresden Files series that feature Bigfoot, to Feder & Schwert, by Bastian Schlück at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Polish rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s ETCHED IN BONE, the 5th and final book in the Other series featuring Meg Corbyn the blood prophet, to Initium, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Rights to World Fantasy Award winner Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH (recently optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin), to Polirom in Romania, at auction; to Muza in Poland, at auction; and to Host in Czech, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi; to Crononauta in Spain, and to Oceano in Latin America and Spanish US market, at auction, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Italian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s and Evil Hat LLC’s Dresden Files RPG Accelerated to Nicola Urbinati at Dreamlord Press by Jennifer Jackson.