Monday, February 18, 2008

Last week's announced genre acquisitions.

Because you asked:
S. M. Stirling's THE CHANGE, volumes 7, 8, and 9, about a world thrown back into barbarism after the collapse of civilization, and A TAINT IN THE BLOOD, volumes 1, 2, and 3, the first three installments in a new series about a subspecies of Man with dark powers, responsible for much of the suffering and violence of the world, to Ginjer Buchanan at Roc, both in major deals, both series for publication in 2010, 2011, 2012, by Russell Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (NA).

Molly Harper's SINGLE UNDEAD FEMALE, about a laid-off children's librarian, shot by a drunk hunter who mistakes her for a deer, then saved and turned by a hunky, brooding vampire, to Jennifer Heddle at Pocket, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management.

John Shirley's BLACK GLASS, the "lost cyberpunk novel" originally written as a collaboration with William Gibson, now redone as a solo novel, to William Jones of ES Press, by Paula Guran of Guran Literary Service.

Jaye Wells' RED-HEADED STEPCHILD, the story of a half-mage/half-vampire assassin with divided loyalties, to Devi Pillai at Orbit, in a good deal, for three books, for publication in Summer 2009, by Jonathan Lyons at Lyons Literary (world English).

Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife #7, the next book in the military science fiction series, plus books eight and nine, to Ginjer Buchanan at Penguin, by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency (NA).

Kameron Hurley's GOD'S WAR, on a far-distant colony, a centuries-old holy war rages, and it may take a godless woman to end it, to Juliet Ulman at Bantam Dell, for publication in Fall 2009, by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency (NA).

Jim Hines's THE FAERY TALE PROJECT, a humorous fairy tale told from two opposing points of view, to Sonya Shannon at Cats Curious Press, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2008 (NA).

Charlene Teglia's ANIMAL ATTRACTION, about a woman who always hoped to find out who her birth parents were -- but didn't expect the truth to put her in the middle of a shapeshifter war, complicated by a forbidden love for two mates, again to Rose Hilliard at St. Martin's, in a good deal, for two books, by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency(NA).

Kate Perry's MARKED, in which a free-spirited artist inherits her estranged father's position as Guardian to a powerful ancient Chinese scroll and with the help of an unexpectedly hot fellow Guardian has to learn to control her newfound powers and protect the scroll, to Latoya Smith at Grand Central in a two-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (world).

Pamela Palmer's untitled paranormal romance, the fourth book in her Esri series, to Ann Leslie Tuttle at Nocturne, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (world).

Bestselling author of Shadowmancer G.P. Taylor's THE DOPPLE GANGER CHRONICLES, a series of at least six "illustronovellas," blending fiction and graphic novels, to Tyndale, for publication beginning in fall 2008 with THE FIRST ESCAPE, with illustrations from UK graphic novel publisher Markosia.

Columbia MFA student Yvonne Woon's DEAD BEAUTIFUL, a teenage zombie love story, to Donna Bray at Hyperion, for six figures, in a pre-empt, for two books, by Ted Malawer at Firebrand Literary.

Janet Lee Carey's WILDE ISLAND TALES Volume 2, set one hundred years later, with the Pendragon King's sons in mourning and the palace soothsayer predicting the next Wilde Island king will marry a girl with fairy blood, to Kathy Dawson at Harcourt, in a nice deal, for publication in 2009, by Irene Kraas at Kraas Literary Agency (NA).


S. E. Ward said...

Oh, my. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for Dead Beautiful. That sounds friggin' awesome. Thanks! :D

Amie Stuart said...

Awwwwwwww thanks hon!!!!

Jane Jameson said...

Hey, that's me! I'm Molly Harper. (posting under pseudonym) Thanks for mentioning me. I feel all legitimate.