From Hugo and Nebula award winning author Nnedi Okorafor, an original five-comic series about strange things unearthed at LaGuardia airport, to Karen Berger at Dark Horse, via Donald Maass.
From Edgar Award winning editor Leslie S. Klinger (In the Company of Sherlock Holmes) and Bram Stoker winning author and editor Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History), a volume of rediscovered classic ghost stories, to Claiborne Hancock at Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.
Author of the King’s Dark Tidings series Kel Kade’s FATE OF THE FALLEN, the first in a brand new series in which a prophesied hero and his best friend discover that saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories, and to make matters worse, the latter is beginning to fear that he’s lost his mind, to Christopher Morgan at Tor Books, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2019, by Paul E. Stevens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debut author Caitlin Starling’s THE LUMINOUS DEAD, a claustrophobic sci-fi thriller building on the isolated tradition of The Martian and desperate survival of Gravity, in which a professional caver accepts a solo expedition to map an unexplored cave system on a foreign planet, not knowing that her handler’s personal connection with this cave and the ghosts she has buried there will come back to haunt them both, to David Pomerico at Harper Voyager, by Caitlin McDonald at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).
Ace Books executive editor Anne Sowards acquired world English and audio rights to BRIEF CASES, a short story collection by Jim Butcher, author of the bestselling Dresden Files series. The new book is a companion piece to Butcher’s 2010 short story collection, SIDE JOBS. It also includes previously published content based on the Dresden Files series, as well as a new Dresden Files novella. BRIEF CASES is scheduled to be released in summer 2018. The deal was brokered by Jennifer Jackson.