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.
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.