Sunday, June 22, 2008

This week's announced genre acquisitions

Back onto a weekly schedule for these. The most exciting thing I see on the following list is a new fantasy series by Chris Moriarty. She is probably one of the best lesser-known SF/F writers out there. I'm thrilled to see her doing a YA fantasy!
Seanan McGuire's ROSEMARY AND RUE, the first book in a new urban fantasy series featuring a half-human, half-fae private investigator, to Sheila Gilbert at Daw, in a three-book deal, by Diana Fox at Fox Literary (world). [Congrats to my good friend Diana Fox!]

NYT bestselling author Cassandra Clare's THE INFERNAL DEVICES trilogy, THE CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, THE CLOCKWORK PRINCE, and THE CLOCKWORK KINGDOM, to Karen Wojtyla at Margaret K. McElderry Books, by Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary.

Bob Powers and Ritch Duncan's LIVING WITH LYCANTHROPY: A Lifestyle Guide for the Modern Werewolf, which provides newly infected werewolves with a workable road map for living an ethical, fulfilling, and near-violence free life through chapters such as How to Tell When the Moon is Full, Avoiding Detection, and So You've Attacked Someone, to Becky Cole at Broadway, by Byrd Leavell at the Waxman Literary Agency (World).

Jessica Davidson's SEDUCED BY SHADOWS, in which immortal warrior lovers search for the missing pieces of their souls - all the while facing demonic possession, Armageddon and the awkwardness of waking up next to someone who knows just how wicked you really are, to Kerry Donovan at NAL, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in November 2009, by Becca Stumpf at Prospect Agency (World English).

Darin Bradley's AMARANTH, guided by pirate radio broadcasts, a group of teens learn exactly how far they will go to ensure their own survival as civilization collapses around them in this chilling, post-apocalyptic Lord of the Flies, to Juliet Ulman at Bantam Dell, for publication in Summer 2010, by Kris O'Higgins at Scribe Agency (World).

A Lee Martinez's novel MONSTER, about Monster and Judy who don't like each other, but have to get over that as they face down dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady for the future of the universe, moving to Devi Pillai at Orbit, in a very nice deal, for two books, by Sally Harding of The Cooke Agency (world English).

Eve Lestrange's WIDDERSHINS, in which an 18th-century French girl sells her soul in exchange for the fierce power of the black arts, to Dailey Swan Publishing, for publication in June 2009, by Krista Goering at Krista Goering Literary Agency (World).

Nate Kenyon's PRIME, a science fiction novella about a grizzled gun for hire brought in to solve a series of technology-related murders who discovers that the killer is much more than just a bug in the system, to Jason Sizemore at Apex, by Brendan Deneen at Objective Entertainment.

Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead author Alan DeNiro's TOTAL OBLIVION, MORE OR LESS,in which a teenage girl travels the Mississippi with her dysfunctional family in a bizarre post-apocalyptic America, to Juliet Ulman at Bantam Dell, in a nice deal, by Colleen Lindsay at FinePrint Literary Management (World English). [Oh, hey! That's me!]

::: young adult :::

Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of SPIN STATE AND SPIN CONTROL Chris Moriarty's THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE, about Sacha Kessler, a young Jewish kid from New York's Lower East Side, part of a Manhattan in 1905 in which each ethnic immigrant community boasts its own brand of witchcraft, and the city government is intent on stamping out all "Un-American" brands of magic, to Reka Simonsen at Holt, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, by Scott Hoffman at Folio Literary Management.

Christopher Golden's SOULLESS, about seven very different teenagers with a post 9-11 sensibility, trying to survive as zombies overrun the Northeast U.S., and realizing they may have to commit murder themselves if they want to stop the dead from rising, to Jennifer Heddle at MTV Books.

Lindsey Leavitt's PRINCESS FOR HIRE, about a tween girl's amusing adventures when she becomes a magical substitute for princesses, to Emily Schultz at Hyperion, in a good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Winter 2010, by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency (NA).


Joya said...

LIVING WITH LYCANTHROPY sounds great! I'll be keeping an eye out for that one.

And I'll definitely check out some of Chris Moriarty's work. :)

pseudosu said...

Way to go Alan! (and of course La Gringa!) Love to see a fellow MN writer doing well. TOTAL OBLIVION, MORE OR LESS sounds like a must read for me. I'm fascinated by the river rats (probably not a p.c. term) living on those shanty boats down around Redwing, so his story sounds really interesting.

PK said...

SEDUCED BY SHADOWS sounds like a page turner, so I'll be adding a reminder to my calendar for that one.

Also, kudos to Alan and Colleen!

JKB said...

Well done Alan, and congratz to you too, La Gringa!1! Those are always the happiest days...when the acceptances come.

Just_Me said...

Hooray! A Lee Martinez has a new book coming out! He's a very funny author.

Living with Lycanthropy sounds entertaining too, I'll keep my eyes out for it :o)

Jeff said...

I thought I read somewhere that post-apocalypse fiction is just so yesterday.

Apparently not.