Deep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena “Horror” Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a fresh batch of prisoners and supplies to squabble over. But the delivery includes two new surprises: a drone, and a baby. Earth Senator Linda Dolfuse wants evidence of the bloodthirsty gangs to justify the government finally eradicating the wasters dumped on Oubliette. There’s only one problem: the baby in the drone’s video may be hers.
Audio rights to Agnes Gomillion’s THE RECORD KEEPER, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier, for Paul E. Stevens.
Audio rights to Robert McCammon’s CARDINAL BLACK, 7th book in the Matthew Corbett series, to Steve Feldberg at Audible, by Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.
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.
When the seven-year-old grandson of U.S. Senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, “The lights took him,” and then never speaks again.
As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys’ grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband’s political career.
In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors; messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light.
Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found.
But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her, and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time.
The Darkest Time of Night is a fast-paced debut full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.
Publishers Weekly: [An] outstanding debut. . . . Finley’s complex portrayal of his heroic lead will carry readers through plot developments that would come across as unconvincing in the hands of a lesser writer. X-Files fans will be enthralled.
Sean Grigsby’s DAUGHTERS OF FORGOTTEN LIGHT, pitched as Bitch Planet meets Escape from New York, when a baby is smuggled into a deep-space penal colony the leader of a fierce prison gang risks her life to save it from rival gangs and return it to Earth, plus ASH KICKERS (sequel to SMOKE EATERS), sold to Phil Jourdan at Angry Robot, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Paul Stevens.
Audio rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s short story collection KABU KABU, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Audio, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Audio rights to Shirley Jackson- and World Fantasy Award nominee Tamsyn Muir’s debut epic science fantasy GIDEON THE NINTH and two sequels to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, in a pre-empt, via Jennifer Jackson.
Audio rights to Sean Grigsby’s stand-alone DAUGHTERS OF FORGOTTEN LIGHT, plus ASH KICKERS (sequel to his debut SMOKE EATERS), to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.
Publishers Weekly: High-octane action pairs beautifully with an unusual take on the dragon mythos in this futuristic urban fantasy. . . . Grigsby marries his real-world firefighting experience with a depth of emotion that brings with it a strong authenticity.
Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.
Having decided to betray CASE Global, he can finally reveal his origins to the Enclave and warn them about the company’s imminent invasion. Even if it means alienating Jillaine…and allying with someone he’s always considered his adversary.
But war makes for strange bedfellows, and uniting Alissians against such a powerful enemy will require ancient enmities–as well as more recent antagonisms–to be set aside. The future of their pristine world depends on it.
As Quinn searches for a way to turn the tide, his former CASE Global squad-mates face difficult decisions of their own. For some, it’s a matter of what they’re willing to do to get home. For others, it’s deciding whether they want to go home at all.
Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval and The Island Deception, The World Awakening is the spellbinding conclusion to the Gateways to Alissia fantasy series from Dan Koboldt