Dana Leydig at Viking has bought Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s YA novel With and Without You. Siena and Patrick have been dating for three years, though the spark is long gone and Siena is ready to call it quits. But when Patrick moves out of state, a long-distance relationship shows Siena a different side of Patrick—one that has her falling for him all over again. Publication is set for spring 2022; Katie Shea Boutillier brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.
Debut author Ruby Barrett’s HOT COPY, a workplace romance in which a meet-cute-gone-wrong on his first day leads an intern to prove to his boss that he’s not the type of man she thinks he is, and they’re both forced to choose what matters more: work or love, to Stephanie Doig at Carina Press, for publication in spring 2021, by Kiana Nguyen.
New York Times Bestseller Martha Wells’ FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, a new standalone Murderbot adventure in which Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, and knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?) , to Lee Harris at Tom Doherty Associates via Jennifer Jackson.
Geneticicst and author of The Rogue Retrieval, Dan Koboldt‘s science fiction novel Domesticating Dragons in which a talented genetic engineer infiltrates a biotech firm that builds made-to-order dragons to advance his secret quest to cure his brother’s genetic disease, to Tony Daniel at Baen Books by Paul Stevens at Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).
Author of BENEATH THE RISING Premee Mohamed’s THE ANNUAL MIGRATION OF CLOUDS, a novella set in post-climate disaster Alberta, where a teen infected with a mysterious parasite must choose whether to pursue a rare opportunity far from home or stay and help rebuild her community, to Jennifer Albert at ECW Press, for publication in spring 2021, by Michael Curry.
Spyglass Media has acquired dramatic rights to “Covenant”, a short story by Elizabeth Bear, via Sylvie Rabineau at WME in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Set to be adapted by screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Suecken, who wrote the screenplay for 10 Cloverfield Lane, the project will be produced by Arts District Entertainment and Spyglass VP Productions. Bear’s story first appeared in Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer’s 2014 anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.
Author of FOOD OF THE GODS Cassandra Khaw’s FINE PRINT, a horror novella set in Vampire: The Masquerade’s World of Darkness in which an arrogant tech bro learns the importance of reading the fine print in the contract for immortality, to David Pomerico at HarperVoyager for HarperAudio, by Michael Curry.
Author of I AM PROVIDENCE, SABBATH, and MOVE UNDER GROUND Nick Mamatas’s THE SECOND SHOOTER, in which a reporter commissioned by a small conspiracy-minded publisher to research the second shooter phenomenon draws dangerous attention to himself, to David Thomas Moore at Solaris, by Michael Curry.
Author of FOOD OF THE GODS Cassandra Khaw’s NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH, a horror novella about a destination wedding weekend in Japan that quickly turns nightmarish for five friends when a ghost bride joins the festivities, to Kristin Temple at Nightfire (Tom Doherty Associates), with Ellen Datlow editing, by Michael Curry.
In a three book deal, Jo Ann Ferguson, writing as Jo Ann Brown, will be a launch author for the new Love Inspired trade fiction line coming in Spring 2021 with Amish Bad Boys: Return to Bliss and two sequels, acquired by Tina James at Harlequin via Jennifer Jackson.