UK rights to Justina Ireland’s New York Times bestseller DREAD NATION, about a young black woman fighting zombies in an alternate post-Civil War South, and its sequel, to Cath Trechman at Titan Books, at auction, by Caitlin McDonald.
Sue Burke’s SEMIOSIS: PAX, a sequel to SEMIOSIS, in which Earth sends new emissaries to the planet Pax, the planet where plants are the dominant intelligent species, and an untitled novel about perfect human clones and their struggle to fit into an imperfect world, again to Jennifer Gunnels at Tor, by Jennie Goloboy.
Dana Leydig at Puffin has acquired two novels by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley. The first, As We Go Forth, is a contemporary romance told in alternating perspectives; it features Juniper and Fitz, two high school seniors with vastly different views about the future, who meet unexpectedly on their respective college tours. Publication is planned for spring 2020; Katie Shea Boutillier negotiated the deal for world English rights.
From New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison, PERfunctory afFECTION, a short novel that walks the line between a psychological suspense story with a speculative element and an urban fantasy grounded in the real world, to Yanni Kuznia at specialty publisher Subterranean Press, for publication in Spring 2019, via Jennifer Jackson.
Originally envisioned as a trilogy, Seth Dickinson’s The Masquerade – which began with THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT and continues this fall with THE MONSTER BARU CORMORANT – will be getting a fourth novel, completing this critically acclaimed epic fantasy saga. Marco Palmieri of Tor Books acquired the rights via Jennifer Jackson.
Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might be a murderer, to Don D’Auria at Flame Tree Press, for publication in April 2019, by Jennie Goloboy.
Amazon Charts bestselling author of THE UNREMEMBERED GIRL and the forthcoming THE WIDOW’S WATCHER Eliza Maxwell’s THE SHADOW WRITER, in which an aspiring author and assistant to a burnt-out novelist develops a close relationship with his wife in hopes of bringing closure to her dark past by slipping her anonymous manuscript in the to-be-read pile, but as secrets are revealed, an obsession is clear, turning this into a deadly game, to Chris Werner at Lake Union Publishing, in a two-book deal, for publication in March 2019 and January 2020, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Editor and annotator Leslie S. Klinger’s The Annotated American Gods, a scholarly annotated edition of Neil Gaiman’s classic novel, to be published in a deluxe edition, to Jennifer Brehl at HarperCollins by Donald Maass.
Rights to tabletop figurines based on the New York Times best-selling Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher to the Bradford Exchange by Jennifer Jackson.
ARMED IN HER FASHION and THE HUMOURS OF GRUB STREET author Kate Heartfield’s ALICE PAYNE ARRIVES and ALICE PAYNE RIDES, about a daring veteran’s daughter in 1780s England who, along with her scientist girlfriend, is recruited into the century-spanning History War, to Lee Harris at Tor.com, for publication in late 2018 and Spring 2019, negotiated by Jennie Goloboy.