Friday, January 25, 2008

Getting caught up on genre acquisitions!
Part One: SF/F Acquisitions

I've got a month's worth of acquisitions announcements to catch up on, so I'll do a couple of separate postings. This post includes only those books reported as SF/F. The next post will cover paranormal romance and YA fantasy. Last post will cover rights sales. Got it? Good. Let's begin:
Larry Niven and Edward Lerner's DESTROYER OF WORLDS, in which an aggressive alien race, traveling in an armada of ships at near lightspeed and wreaking havoc in its wake, approach space occupied by the alien Puppeteers and their recently liberated human colonies, and the humans must figure out how to defeat this powerful armada in order to survive, the third novel in the "Fleet of Worlds" series, to Bob Gleason at Tor, in a very nice deal, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

N. D. Hansen-Hill's BONESONG, in which Neanderthals are not only secretly still in existence, but rule the world, and RELIC, to Deena Fisher at Drollerie Press, for publication in 2008 (World).

Author of STILL HOOD, K'wan three street novels and three sci/fi fantasy novels, to Monique Patterson at St. Martin's, by Marc Gerald at The Agency Group.

James Hogan's THE MIGRATION, covering four generations on an interstellar voyage from Earth to a distant planet, including the wide variety of societies that develop on the ships and theirsatellites, with a the younger, surviving passengers encountering and having to deal with intelligent "native" beings upon reaching their destination, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

Michael Jasper's A GATHERING OF DOORWAYS, the story of a missing child who leads his parents on a quest on and underneath their land, and MAPS AND LEGENDS, to Sean Wallace at Prime Books, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2008 (world).

Carol Berg's THE SABRIAN VEIL trilogy, the story of a trio of unlikely confidential agents - a foppish nobleman, a disillusioned student of magic, and a brooding practitioner of the dark arts - hired to investigate murder and hauntings in a world where natural science has supplanted failing magic, to Anne Sowards at Roc, in a nice deal, by Lucienne Diver of Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

Mark Chadbourn's THE BONES OF GODS, in a world where magic demands human sacrifice, terrible choices must be made to save a kingdom from an implacable enemy, to Christian Dunn at Solaris, in a nice deal, for publication in 2009, by Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates (World).

Mark Teppo's LIGHTBREAKER, compared to Jim Butcher channeling Aleister Crowley, to Jason Williams at Night Shade Books, in a nice deal, for publication in 2009, by Kristopher O'Higgins at Scribes Literary Agency (NA).

Jay Lake's GREEN, about the girl known only as Green, sold as a child and trained to become a courtesan-assassin, she becomes a catalyst for change in the foreign land she learns to call home, to Beth Meacham at Tor, for publication in 2009, in a two-book deal, by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency (world English).

Catherine Asaro's DIAMOND STAR, another in the Skolian Empire series, focusing on a renegade member of the powerful Skolian Empire Dynasty who becomes a successful rock star on Earth and, against his wishes, an important pawn in the ongoing war between the Skolian Empire and the sadistic Traders, to Antonia Weisskopf at Baen Books, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

Dakota Banks' THE MORTAL PATH: DARK TIME and a sequel, the first books in a paranormal thriller series about a woman unjustly persecuted 300 years ago who sought revenge as a demon's assassin, and now is desperate to win back her soul by saving lives to equal those she took, to Diana Gill at William Morrow, by Jill Marsal at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

1 comment:

Darren T said...

I think Mark C's book may have undergone a title change since you got the news, La G. Press release going out from Solaris this week has it down as Lord of Silence...