Library Journal: Hackwith’s poignant, imaginative series sends readers on an amazing journey, with profound prose that will capture hearts and minds.
World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Midnight Bargain C. L. Polk’s new novella EVEN THOUGH I KNEW THE END, a queer magical noir story set in 1940s Chicago about an exiled augur who spins her magical talents as a P.I. while she counts down her last few days to live; but when she’s offered the chance to reverse her fate in exchange for tracking a dangerous serial killer, she finds herself entangled in celestial affairs far bigger than she ever imagined, to Carl Engle-Laird at Tor.com, by Caitlin McDonald.
The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon/Orbit UK)
Locus: Polk draws political developments as deftly as they do personal ones…. Soulstar is a fast, gripping, engaging, and thoughtful read. It’s a worthy and satisfying conclusion to the Kingston story.
Audio rights to Robert McCammon’s KING OF SHADOWS, Matthew Corrbett series Book 8, to Louise Quayle at Audible by Katie Shea Boutillier Cameron McClure.
Audio rights to Carolita Blythe’s REVENGE OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY GIRL to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Audio rights to Benjamin Wachs’s TURN YOUR LIFE INTO ART: LESSONS IN PSYCHOMAGIC FROM SAN FRANCISCO’S UNDERGROUND, explores the techniques developed by San Francisco’s underground art scene to create experiences so profound that they seem like a kind of art magic, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media by Katie Shea Boutillier for Jennie Goloboy.
Audio rights to Ada Harper’s A CONSPIRACY OF WHISPERS and A TREASON OF TRUTHS, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier, for Caitlin McDonald.
Audio rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Audio rights to Patrice Sarath’s THE UNEXPECTED MISS BENNET to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Jennie Goloboy.
Danish rights to Nebula and Hugo Award winner Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED and ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, the first two installments in the New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series, to Delphiki, by Elin Rydner at Lennart Sane Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
German rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, FOOL MOON, GRAVE PERIL, SUMMER KNIGHT, DEATH MASKS, and BLOOD RITES, the first six books in the Dresden Files series, to Blanvalet, by Sarah Knofius at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Italian rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s WE ARE THE ANTS, to Marco Rana at Mondadori, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.
Japanese rights to S.B. Divya ‘s MACHINEHOOD, to Hayakawa, by Kohei Hattori at The English Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Korean rights to C.L. Polk’s THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN, to MUNPI, by Jackie Yang at Eric Yang Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Caitlin McDonald.
Serbian rights to Nebula and Hugo Award winner Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY, the first four installments in the New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series, plus two short stories, to Čarobna knjiga, by Milena Kaplarević at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.
Swedish rights to Annika Martin’s MOST ELIGIBLE BILLIONAIRE, THE BILLIONAIRE’S WAKE-UP-CALL GIRL and BREAKING THE BILLIONAIRE’S RULES, to Tukan, in a three-book deal, by Elin Rydner at Lennart Sane Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.
Turkish rights to Nalo Hopkinson’s BROWN GIRL IN THE RING and MIDNIGHT ROBBER, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.
Publishers Weekly: Starling captivates and horrifies by turn in this intricately plotted, deliciously bonkers secondary world gothic fantasy…. Starling’s magic system is so spookily and fully realized, and the final twist so brilliantly turns the novel on its head, that even the most skeptical will be won over. This proves impossible to put down.
Tordotcom is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World English rights of The Archive Undying and an additional novel by debut author Emma Mieko Candon by Editor Carl Engle-Laird from Caitlin McDonald at Donald Maass Literary Agency.
The Archive Undying is an epic work of mecha sci-fi about Sunai, the immortal survivor of an Autonomous Intelligence that went mad and destroyed the city it watched over as a patron god. In the aftermath of the divine AI’s suicide, Sunai is on the run from those who would use him, either to resurrect what was lost or as the enslaved pilot of a gargantuan war machine made from his god’s corpse. Trouble catches up with Sunai when he falls into bed with Veyadi, a strange man who recruits him to investigate an undiscovered AI. Sunai draws ever closer to his cursed past, flirting with disaster and his handsome new boyfriend alike.
Emma Mieko Candon is a queer author who writes about devouring ghosts, cursed linguistics, and mediocre robots. Her upcoming novel, Star Wars Visions: Ronin, reimagines the Star Wars mythos through a Japanese lens. Editor by day, escaped academic by night, she is at all hours beholden to the whims of two lopsided cats and grateful for the support of an enviably handsome wife.
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Machine, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)
Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)
The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon)
Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
Beneath the Rising, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
The Space Between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson (Del Rey; Hodder & Stoughton)
The Best of Elizabeth Bear, Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
Emma Mieko Candon’s STAR WARS VISIONS: RONIN, an original novel inspired by one of the unique tales from the upcoming Star Wars Visions animated series, to Tom Hoeler at Del Rey, for publication in October 2021, by Caitlin McDonald.