Simon & Schuster Announce SAGA, a New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Imprint

Simon & Schuster have announced the creation of a new science fiction and fantasy imprint: SAGA.

The imprint will include new books from Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Zachary Brown, Lee Kelly, and more, and will be headed up by executive editor Joe Monti, editor Navah Wolfe, and publisher Justin Chanda.

From the press release:

SAGA PRESS, a new imprint, derives its name from the Norse goddess of storytelling. Taking our cue from the myth, SAGA PRESS is an all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint publishing the best of speculative fiction from literary to commercial appeal, with a special emphasis on works that speak to a broad readership. First announced in October 2013, the imprint will be led by executive editor Joe Monti, editor Navah Wolfe, and publisher Justin Chanda. The imprint will be housed within the Simon & Schuster Children’s Division, while publishing a list of titles that will appeal primarily to adults and teens. The SAGA team’s initial acquisitions reflect the imprint’s wide range and passion for storytelling.

And so our saga begins in Spring 2015 . . .

A TEMPEST OF GOLD is the debut fantasy epic by Ken Liu, one of the most lauded fantasy and science fiction short story writers of this generation. This grand fantasy begins with the tale of two men who lead a rebellion against a tyrannical emperor and then find themselves, once brothers in arms, bitter and tragic rivals for power. North American and audio rights via Russell Galen of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency.

PERSONA. Nebula award finalist Genevieve Valentine’s near-future political thriller in which diplomacy has turned celebrity, and a young ambassador survives an assassination attempt and must join with an undercover paparazzo in a race to save her life, spin the story, and secure the future of her young country. World translation rights via Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary.

THE DARK SIDE WAR is the first book in Zachary Brown’s fast-paced sci-fi series featuring a band of unlikely soldiers fending off an invasion alongside their allies, the recent conquerors of Earth. World Translation, Audio, Commercial and Dramatic rights: SAGA PRESS.

CITY OF SAVAGES. Lee Kelly’s startling debut novel, a taut drama set in a post-World War III POW-camp Manhattan, in which two sisters must learn the truth about the city’s past in order to take hold of their own future. World English and audio rights via Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services.

In addition, we are excited to announce that  SAGA will publish newly repackaged mass market editions of:

THE HARPER HALL TRILOGY by multiple award-winner and Grand Master of science fiction and fantasy Anne McCaffrey. This beloved trilogy of early Pern novels comprised of DRAGONSONG, DRAGONSINGER, and DRAGONDRUMS introduces us to Menolly and Piemur, adepts of the main craft-hall of the harpers of Pern.

THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST QUARTET. From Rick Yancey, the award-winning author of The 5th Wave, comes a quartet of supernatural suspense novels following the adventures of Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his assistant Will Henry, detectives of the macabre who are out to prove the existence of the unknown. The quartet is comprised of THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST, THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO, THE ISLE OF BLOOD, and THE FINAL DESCENT.


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