Friday, September 28, 2007

This week's reported genre acquisitions.

Some really great stuff here, including new offerings from Garth Nix and Justine Larbalestier. And would someone please tell me how the hell Anne Sowards has time to edit all the books she acquires???
Emily Gee's WITCH-EYE, her second romantic fantasy novel, in which things are not what they seem as a prim courtier and her wastrel lover meet and plot as spies in the catacombs of Corhona Castle, to Christian Dunn of Solaris, by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates (world English).

Author of the "Magic or Madness" trilogy Justine Larbalestier's THE ULTIMATE FAIRY BOOK, set in a world where everyone has their own personal fairy and featuring two teens who concoct a fairy-swapping scheme that turns their world upside down, to Melanie Cecka at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management.

Ann Aguirre's GOOD TOUCH plus two sequels in a new urban fantasy series featuring an on-the-run woman whose ability to "read" objects with her touch pulls her into an underground world of gifteds, where the bad guys are just as likely to hire a warlock as a hitman to even the score, to Anne Sowards at Ace, in a nice deal, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

Calista Fox's ONE WISH and HIGH VOLTAGE, two new paranormal erotic romances, to Felecia Mills at Red Sage, for publication in 2007.

Fred Saberhagen's THE SABERHAGEN RETROSPECTIVE, a sampling of the late author's eclectic fiction (from his vampire stories to Berserker sf to alternate histories), collected by his widow Joan Saberhagen, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books, in a nice deal, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

Lesley Livingston's WONDROUS STRANGE, an urban fantasy that weaves elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream together with teen romance and chilling adventure that erupts when dangerous faeries invade the human world through a gate in Central Park, to Laura Arnold at Harper Children's, in a two-book deal, by Jessica Regel at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

Author of Magic Lost, Trouble Found Lisa Shearin's next two in the Raine Benares series, again to Anne Sowards at Ace, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

Garth Nix's A CONFUSION OF PRINCES, a stand-alone science fiction novel, for publication in 2009, followed by a prequel and a sequel to his Abhorsen fantasy trilogy, to Ruth Katcher at Harper Children's, in a major deal, for seven figures, by Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management. UK rights went to Harper, by Antony Harwood at Antony Harwood Literary Agency; and Australian rights to Allen & Unwin, by Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown Australia.

Tor Books editor David Hartwell reports that he "just bought a new Karl Schroeder novel in the Virga universe," which started with Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce. Hartwell also "just bought the reprint rights to A.E. van Vogt's The Voyage of the Space Beagle," which was first published in 1963 van Vogt won SFWA's Grand Master award in 1995, and died in 2000.

Walter H. Hunt sold two books to Wizards of the Coast: A Song in Stone and another, as-yet-untitled novel. A Song in Stone will be "a historical/mystery novel about the music encoded in the stones of Rosslyn Chapel." It's scheduled to be published in November 2008 as part Wizards' Discoveries imprint. The other book is, a work for hire novel which will be part of a shared-world project, will be "a Gothic horror story set in belle-epoque Paris (about 1885)." It's scheduled to be published in May 2009.
And, as always, if you have genre acquisitions you'd like me to report here - SF/F, horror, paranormal romance or YA fantasy - drop me an email.


Anonymous said...

If only there was one book listed here that I even had a remote interest in. *sigh*

La Gringa said...

Not even Garth Nix? Come on, now!