Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Yoon Ha Lee’s next science fiction novel in which two scrappy investigators are hired to find a stolen starship which may be used to reignite an old interstellar war to Jonathan Oliver at Solaris by Jennifer Jackson.
Author of THE GRAVE TENDER and forthcoming THE UNREMEMBERED GIRL, Eliza Maxwell’s THE WIDOW’S WATCHER, about a woman who loses her entire family and is ready to end it all when an unlikely savior gives her reason to live again as she untangles the mystery of his children’s disappearance, to Chris Werner and Danielle Marshall at Lake Union Publishing, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
UK rights to Emily Winslow’s LOOK FOR HER (previously titled STILL LIFE), her fourth Keene and Frohmann mystery novel set in Cambridge, a tightly wound story of psychological suspense about three woman whose lives collide when new evidence on a 40-year-old cold case comes to light, to Susie Dunlop at Allison and Busby for publication in fall 2017, by Cameron McClure.
Julian Pavia at Crown has pre-empted world rights to Jonathan French’s THE GREY BASTARDS, winner of Mark Lawrence’s 2016 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off contest, plus a sequel. A raunchy and swashbuckling fantasy novel in the vein of Scott Lynch and Mark Lawrence, THE GREY BASTARDS is about Jackal, a half-orc ekeing out a hard existence in the wastelands, his roving band of brothers the only thing keeping the soft cities safe from an invasion of full blooded orcs. Or so Jackal believes. When he discovers the true threat, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Cameron McClure at the Donald Maass Agency brokered the deal for Jonathan French, publication for THE GREY BASTARDS is planned for summer 2018.
Stephanie Lurie and Rick Riordan have acquired Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Yoon Ha Lee’s Dragon Pearl. In this standalone middle grade novel, Lee draws on his Korean heritage to tell the story of Min, a teenage fox spirit whose brother is missing and thought to have deserted the Thousand Worlds Space Forces in order to find the pearl of the title, an artifact that may have the power to save their struggling space colony. Jennifer Jackson brokered the deal for Lee as one of three authors to launch the list of the new Rick Riordan Presents imprint at Disney Hyperion.
Susan R. Matthews’ CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, the eighth novel in the Philip K. Dick Award nominated Jurisdiction Universe series that began with Exchange of Hostages, to Tony Daniel at Baen Books by Jennifer Jackson.
Kristen Pettit at Harper Teen, with Catherine Wallace editing, has bought Reel One Entertainment and screenwriter Christine Conradt’s MISSING AT 17, the first novelization of the “at 17” TV movie series executive produced by Pierre David and Tom Berry released on Lifetime, about a teen who runs away after finding out she is adopted and right into the arms of an irresistible bad boy who draws her into his dangerous world. Publication is set for trade paperback release during the Summer 2018 season; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency and Ken Sherman at Ken Sherman & Associates negotiated the six-figure, three-book deal for North American rights.
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s three new novels in the epic Liaden series, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen in a six-figure deal by Jennifer Jackson.
Amanda Downum’s STILL SO STRANGE, collecting together her short fiction and including a previously unpublished story, to Sandra Kasturi at ChiZine Publications by Jennifer Jackson.
Dana Leydig at Puffin has acquired Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley’s UPSTAGED, pitched as a modern-day retelling of Romeo & Juliet, about a teen girl who always winds up playing the Rosaline in her off-stage relationships—the girl before he finds “the one”—but when cast as Juliet in her school play she begins to notice the Romeo she never expected. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2018; Katie Shea Boutillier of Donald Maass Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.