Sunday, June 1, 2008

Announced genre acquisitions for
May 15th through May 31st

And here ya go. Not a whole lot, and most of it is YA:
Michael Bowers's PRISON SHIP, a debut in which a commander, imprisoned for attacking his traitorous military superior and with an assassin on his trail, has one option: to command a ship of prisoners and lead them into battles where he and his crew are considered "disposable," to Ginjer Buchanan at Berkley, with Jessica Wade editing, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).

Mike Resnick's STALKING THE DRAGON, a John Justin Mallory fantasy novel, set in a New York City where this eccentric PI inhabits a world with vampires, dragons, strange magic and talking cats, to Lou Anders at Pyr, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (world English).

Shelli Stevens's CAPTURED ROSE, on a planet where females are on the endangered species list, a woman who has spent her life in erotic servitude to the three wealthy and powerful men who own her finds freedom and passion in the arms of her abductor, a man who should be her fiercest enemy, to Peter Sentfleben at Kensington Aphrodisia, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

E.E. Knight's DRAGON RULE and DRAGON FATE, books 5 and 6 in the author's AGE OF FIRE series, an anthropomorphic dragon adventure saga, to Ginjer Buchanan at Roc, by John Silbersack at Trident Media Group.

Gini Koch's TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN, in which a woman joins forces with gorgeous aliens to protect the Earth, kick evil alien butt, and save the day with hairspray and rock and roll - not necessarily in that order, and ALIEN TANGO, in which anti-alien conspiracies, threats from outer space, and a couple of killer alligators are all in a day's work, but internal alien conspiracies bring a new meaning to the term chaos and confusion, to Sheila Gilbert at Daw, in a nice deal, for publication in 2009 and 2010, by Cherry Weiner at Cherry Weiner Literary Agency (world).

::: young adult :::

Margaret Mahy's THE MAGICIAN OF HOAD, about a young boy who is chosen by the king to be the court's royal magician, to Emma Dryden at Margaret K. McElderry Books, by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency, on behalf of Watson, Little Agency.

Cindy Pon's SPIRIT BOUND, set in an ancient kingdom based on Chinese folklore, myth and magic, to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow Books, in a three-book deal, for publication in April 2009, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman (NA).

Daniel Pinkwater's new untitled novel featuring interdimensional aliens, cat-people, haunted hospitals, Marlon Brando and Poughkeepsie, New York, to Margaret Raymo at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a very nice deal, for publication in Fall 2009, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

FIREBRINGER and FELL author David Clement-Davies's SCREAM OF THE WHITEBEARS, to Susan Van Metre at Amulet, in a very nice deal, for publication in Fall 2009, by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown (NA).

BLUE GIRL and LITTLE (GRRL) LOST author Charles de Lint's untitled novel, to Sharyn November at Firebird, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2010, by Russell Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (NA).

Author of THE SWAN MAIDEN and the forthcoming AURELIE Heather Tomlinson's TOADS AND DIAMONDS, a retelling of the Perrault tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two sisters receive gifts from a goddess and each walks her own path to find her gift's purpose, finding romance along the way, again to Reka Simonsen at Holt, by Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency (world).

Stacey Jay's BOY EATS GIRL, in which a high school freshman falls from the top of her cheer pyramid to her death, and wakes up right where she left off -- even though she's now part of the "death challenged" or more commonly known as the zombie -- and is the newest kid at DEAD high, a school for zombies where danger of the brain-eating variety lurks behind every corner, to Andrew Karre at Flux, by Caren Johnson at Caren Johnson Literary Agency (World English).


Josh Jasper said...

I havent read the Justin Mallory books in ages. Nice to see a new one out.

Kristin Laughtin said...

I'm particularly looking forward to PRISON SHIP.

Is it very common for untitled books to sell? Of course, I'd assume established authors would be allowed to do this thing more easily, anyway.

La Gringa said...

In many cases the publishers wants to change the title of the book to make it more marketable; if they indicate that they want to do this at the time of sale the book is sometimes announced as "UNTITLED". Unless you're an author with some clout, the publisher has final say in the title of the book.

pseudosu said...

daniel pinkwater's project sure sounds interesting. also "touched by and alien". not sure about hairspray saving the world, unless of course it's being blasted through a lighter flame, but rock and roll could probably do the job.

cindy said...

that's me! that's me!!!!!!!!! my annoucement!!! the cindy pon one!!
/runs around in frantic circles

/faints and dies

sorry guys, i'm still very excited. haha!