James Tiptree, Jr. Award nominee Amanda Downum will write an Arkham Horror book for Katrina Ostrander at Fantasy Flight Games via Jennifer Jackson.
Author A.J. Hackwith’s fantasy debut THE LIBRARY OF THE UNWRITTEN, the first in a trilogy about a librarian who preserves and protects the Library of Unwritten Books, which exists in the same realm as Hell but maintains independence. When she is assigned to track down a powerful missing codex, she is led on a dangerous hunt that will take her across realms accompanied by her ex-muse assistant, a rogue book, and a handful of Hell’s most unlikely escorts, with only her knowledge of books and stories as her weapons.
The series was sold to Rebecca Brewer at Ace, in a three-book deal, by Caitlin McDonald. The first book is planned for publication in February 2020.
Hackwith also writes science-fiction romances under the name Ada Harper, the second of which—A TREASON OF TRUTHS—was released by Carina Press on October 1st.
Author of The Divine Cities trilogy Robert Jackson Bennett’s VIGILANCE, a dark science fiction novella about an America that has permanently surrendered to paranoia, distrust, and gun violence to Lee Harris with Justin Landon editing at Tor.com Publishing by Cameron McClure.
On behalf of the estate of Hugo- Nebula- and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, and available for the first time also in a digital edition, World English rights to TRIAL OF FLOWERS and MADNESS OF FLOWERS, the City Imperishable novels, to Marcus Gipps at Orion/Gollancz by Jennifer Jackson.
Locus Award and Crawford Award Finalist Ruthanna Emrys’ THE FIFTH POWER, a science-fiction novel set in 2084 about first contact between aliens and new human collective governments that rise as nation-states are failing, as the aliens seek to rescue humans from a climate changed planet whether they want to leave or not, to Carl Engle-Laird at Tor.com by Cameron McClure.
Carissa Ann Lynch’s MY SISTER IS MISSING, when a young woman returns home so that her sister can share secret that needs to be told in-person, she disappears, leaving her alone with her niece and nephew, and as clues start to unravel it makes her wonder if her sister is not only the victim of a crime, but also the perpetrator, to Charlotte Ledger at Killer Reads, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2019, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Premee Mohamed’s debut novel BENEATH THE RISING, an unforgettable tale of friendship, family, and primeval monsters in which a former child prodigy and her long-time best friend battle against eldritch forces as the fate of humankind hangs in the balance. Will they avert disaster or will the secrets they’re keeping from each other undo them first? David Thomas Moore at Solaris Books acquired World English rights, in a two-book deal, via Michael Curry.
Premee’s work has appeared in She Walks in Shadows (Innsmouth Free Press) and Nightmare Magazine, among others, and is forthcoming in Analog Magazine.
New York Times Bestseller Martha Wells returns to the universe of the critically acclaimed Nebula Award winning Murderbot Diaries series, which debuted in 2017 with the break-out novella ALL SYSTEMS RED, with Murderbot’s first full-length novel, acquired by Lee Harris at Tor.com. The deal, for World English rights, was brokered by Jennifer Jackson.
Agnes Gomillion’s Afrofuturistic debut novel THE RECORD KEEPER plus a sequel sold to Gary Budden at Titan Books in a World English deal by Paul Stevens.
When a model student discovers that the laws she has dedicated herself to upholding are the very laws responsible for the enslavement and extermination of her people, she leads an uprising to topple the government.
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.