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.
The 37th and 38th titles in the long-running Victorian mystery series THE INSPECTOR AND MRS. JEFFRIES by Emily Brightwell, about a dim-witted Scotland Yard inspector and his much smarter housekeeper, to Kate Seaver at the Berkley Publishing Group, by Donald Maass.
Leanna Renee Hieber, the award-winning author of STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL, will write three books in her new series THE GHOST PRECINCT.
During the height of New York City’s gilded age, Teddy Roosevelt created a secret division within the New York Police Department. Under direction of its leader, gifted medium Eve Whitby, the Ghost Precinct helps the NYPD solve crimes and, in some cases, intervene before a crime is even committed, by wielding powers and tricks known only by mediums and utilized only by the dead.
The books were placed with Elizabeth May at Kensington’s Rebel Base by Paul Stevens.
Cassandra Khaw, author of FOOD OF THE GODS, will write a new novel in the Gods & Monsters universe that will bring together all four characters from previous installments in one gloriously original story, sold to David Moore at Abaddon Books by Michael Curry.
Saladin Ahmed, Hugo-nominated author of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, will write for CANTO BIGHT, a Star Wars book by four authors that will focus on creatures from the glamorous casino world of Canto Bight, a setting appearing in the new film The Last Jedi coming this December. The deal was negotiated with Thomas Hoeler at Del Rey Books by Jennifer Jackson.
Nebula finalist Martha Wells will write two more Murderbot Diaries to follow on the popular ALL SYSTEMS RED (released in May of this year) and the forthcoming ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, arriving in January 2018. The third entry of the Murderbot Diaries ROGUE PROTOCOL and the fourth untitled book will also be published later in 2018. The Murderbot Diaries books were acquired by Tor.com Publishing’s senior editor, Lee Harris from Jennifer Jackson.
Dan Koboldt, geneticist and author of THE ISLAND DECEPTION, to edit PUTTING THE SCIENCE IN FICTION, a collection of essays from Dan’s popular blog series (dankoboldt.com/science-in-