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Introducing Seanan McGuire’s Middlegame — A Contemporary Tale of Truly Epic Proportions

Set your alarm for spring 2019, and the publication of Seanan McGuire’s most ambitious novel to date—Middlegame.

Tor.com Publishing is thrilled to be able to being you one of the most exciting books we’ve read this year. It’s a story of friendship, of family, of designer gods, and of life versus death, good versus evil. You know – pretty major stuff. Middlegame tells the tale of twins separated at birth, who may be destined to become the most powerful beings in the universe, and what comes with great power…?

Seanan said of it:

There are books we write because we want to and books we write because we have to. Middlegame is a book I wrote because I had to, and I did it not knowing whether anyone would want to read it or publish it or anything. I am just… I am over the moon to be publishing this book with a team I know and trust, who really get what I’m trying to do, and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to meet my bizarre products of horrifying alchemy. This is going to be so much fun.

Seanan’s editor, Lee Harris said:

It’s always a thrill to have a new book from Seanan land in my inbox, and when I read Middlegame, I immediately knew I had to publish it. And although it clocks in at around 150,000 words, it’s a fast, fun read. There’s some pretty messed up stuff going on in this book, though, so you’ll have to insert your own definition of “fun”.

When you meet Dodger and her brother, and Reed and the wonderful, but frankly oh-so-disturbing Leigh, you’re going to have a great time! It’s both classic Seanan and at the same time, something very, very new.

Middlegame was acquired by Tor.com Publishing’s senior editor, Lee Harris, through Diana Fox of Fox Literary, and will be published in the spring of 2019.

Seanan’s latest book for Tor.com, Down Among the Sticks and Bones is out now in hardcover, ebook and audio formats.

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