New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes will edit HEROIC HEARTS, a new paranormal fantasy anthology celebrating heroes who do the right thing when they are called upon (including stories by Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and others). The deal was negotiated with Anne Sowards at Ace by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency (for Hughes) and Jennifer Jackson (for Butcher).
From New York Times Best Selling author of the Others series Anne Bishop, a new dark fantasy novel, returning to the world of the Black Jewels, as first seen in the award-winning DAUGHTER OF THE BLOOD.
Come back to the lands ruled by the SaDiablo family. When a young lord arrives in Ebon Rih and begins to court Lady Jillian, an adolescent Eyrien witch, he’s unaware that she’s the ward of Lucivar Yaslana, the Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih. When Lucivar suspects all is not right with his charge, he goes to his family for help, and Surreal SaDiablo and Daemon Sadi are all too willing. But much has changed since the days of the Queen known as Witch, and there is an unknown danger Daemon faces as a black-jeweled Warlord Prince – a price to be paid that may threaten them all.
Acquired by Anne Sowards at Ace, in a six-figure deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2020, by Jennifer Jackson.
Nicole Glover’s THE CONDUCTORS, an historical fantasy set in post-Civil War Philadelphia, about a magic-wielding African-American couple, former conductors on the Underground Railroad, who solve mysteries the white authorities won’t touch, with a sequel, to John Joseph Adams at John Joseph Adams Books, by Jennie Goloboy.
Debut author Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS, a science-fiction novel where inter-dimensional travel is possible but only for the marginalized, about Cara, a multiverse traveler who discovers the parallel worlds of the privileged hold a deadly secret, sold to Julian Pavia at Crown with Angeline Rodriguez editing, by Cameron McClure. UK rights sold in a pre-empt to Sam Bradbury at Hodder via Harry Illingworth at DHH Literary.
SHARDS OF HEAVEN author Michael Livingston’s fantasy novella BLACK CROW, WHITE SNOW, in which a desperate group of women warriors fights across a frozen wasteland in search of a mythical weapon they hope will repel a hostile invasion, to Steve Feldberg at Audible Originals, by Paul E. Stevens.
Debut authors Wendy Trimboli and Alicia Zaloga’s THE RESURRECTIONIST OF CALIGO, in which a down-on-his-luck body snatcher and a rebellious princess are forced together despite their tumultuous history, and must navigate their conflicting views on magic, medicine, and social strata in order to stop a murderer whose experiments could upend their entire country, to Marc Gascoigne at Angry Robot, by Caitlin McDonald.
P.C. Hodgell’s 10th novel in the Kencyrath series, the sequel to By Demons Possessed (coming from Baen in 2019), to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books by Jennifer Jackson.
Author of THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT and recently released THE MONSTER BARU CORMORANT, Seth Dickinson’s science fiction debut EXORDIA, a gonzo space opera and alien techno-thriller where Event Horizon meets Annihilation. In the tradition of Crichton, a small team of civilians, soldiers, and scientists investigate the unknowable. The world—and the universe—may be on the line. The deal was negotiated with Ruoxi Chen and Diana M. Pho at Tor.com for World English rights by Jennifer Jackson.
Author of the Majat Code series Anna Kashina’s SHADOWBLADE, in which a young blademaster must impersonate a lost princess and join a deadly political game that will upset the balance of powers in the empire, to Marc Gascoigne at Angry Robot, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2019, by Jennie Goloboy.
Hugo Award winning author Elizabeth Bear’s THE BEST OF ELIZABETH BEAR, a mega-collection of the author’s short works, to Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press by Jennifer Jackson.