Oct 272020

New York Times bestselling author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy Tamysn Muir has signed a six-figure deal with Tordotcom Publishing, an imprint of Macmillan under Tom Doherty Associates.

Beginning with GO MARCHING IN, the first in a post-cyberpunk novella trilogy about a gunslinger pulled out of retirement among those left behind on a dying Earth as the rich flee on their generation ships, Carl Engle-Laird acquired World English rights to a trilogy of novellas as well as two additional novels in different settings via Jennifer Jackson.

Oct 262020
Photo of author Dan KoboldtGeneticist and editor of PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION, Dan Koboldt to edit PUTTING THE FACT IN FANTASY: Advice from Experts to Bring Authenticity to Your Fantasy Writing, a collection of essays from historians, linguists, martial artists, and other experts to help authors write more compelling fiction by getting the facts right, to Writer’s Digest Books for publication in Spring 2022, by Paul Stevens.
Oct 212020

BOOM! Studios announced JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: MASQUERADE #1, a brand new oversized one-shot issue starring the strange and wondrous characters of Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth, from multi-award-nominated author Lara Elena Donnelly (Amberlough), artists French Carlomagno (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Samantha Dodge (Catwoman: Soulstealer), and Pius Bak (The Magicians: Alice’s Story), available in December 2020.

Sep 282020

Locus and British Fantasy Award nominee Cassandra Khaw’s debut novel THE ALL-CONSUMING WORLD, about a diverse team of former criminals who get back together to rescue a missing comrade and solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission while battling their own traumas and a universe of sapient AI ageships who want them dead, to Sarah Guan at Erewhon, by Michael Curry.

Sep 232020

Author photo of Leanna Renee Hieber.Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Spectral City, joins with Andrea Janes, owner of NYC historical tour company Boroughs of the Dead, and Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, author of Scandalous Women, to write A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN, an exploration of ghostly tropes, examining haunted places where women’s narratives are centered, with a foreword by Stoker Award-winner Linda D. Addison. Acquired by Elizabeth May at Kensington, by Paul Stevens.

Sep 092020

photo of author Shaun David HutchinsonDavid Linker at HarperCollins has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson (We Are the Ants), a historical fantasy set during the 1909 Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jack, an orphan and magician’s assistant, spies on their rivals to steal secrets of their magic tricks to find that the other magician’s assistant, Wil, can perform real magic. This truth will result in death, so Jack and Wil face the ultimate choice to trust one another or vanish from it all. Publication is set for fall 2021; Katie Shea Boutillier did the deal for world English rights.

Aug 132020

Olivia Valcarce at Scholastic Press has bought, in a preempt, Harper Glenn’s untitled speculative debut, inspired by Glenn’s childhood and the current worlds social climate, set in a near-future Georgia split by revolt into rich and poor. Josephine, an orphan from Ashes, has one chance to escape her life of poverty: the annual Gala, where she connects with Cove, an orphan who lives in wealth. But as a new revolt pins one side against the other, Jo must face painful decisions regarding the future of the only home she knows, the truth of her traumatic past, and the boy who stole her heart. Publication is set for 2022; Katie Shea Boutillier did the deal for world rights.

Jul 012020

Photo of authors Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily WibberleyDana Leydig at Viking has bought Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s YA novel With and Without You. Siena and Patrick have been dating for three years, though the spark is long gone and Siena is ready to call it quits. But when Patrick moves out of state, a long-distance relationship shows Siena a different side of Patrick—one that has her falling for him all over again. Publication is set for spring 2022; Katie Shea Boutillier brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

Jun 232020

Debut author Ruby Barrett’s HOT COPY, a workplace romance in which a meet-cute-gone-wrong on his first day leads an intern to prove to his boss that he’s not the type of man she thinks he is, and they’re both forced to choose what matters more: work or love, to Stephanie Doig at Carina Press, for publication in spring 2021, by Kiana Nguyen.

Jun 052020

New York Times Bestseller Martha Wells’ FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, a new standalone Murderbot adventure in which Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, and knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?) , to Lee Harris at Tom Doherty Associates via Jennifer Jackson.