We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of The Delirium Brief, a new Laundry Files novel by Charles Stross! The series explores the workings of the Laundry, a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark inter-dimensional entities from destroying the cosmos and, not incidentally, the human race. The Nightmare Stacks, the latest installment in the Laundry Files (read a review here), came out this June, and Tor.com Publishing, in partnership with Tor Books, is delighted to be the new home of this beloved series!
Stross has long been a part of the Tor.com Publishing family: his free Tor.com story “Equoid” won the 2014 Hugo for Best Novella, and you can find other Laundry Files stories available as Tor.com originals here. The Delirium Brief will be traditionally distributed to bookstores near you.
Tor Associate Publisher Patrick Nielsen Hayden had this to say about the acquisition of The Delirium Brief:
“From their first appearance in 2001, the ‘Laundry Files’ novels and stories have pioneered the modern subgenre of Let’s Turn Lovecraftian Horror Upside Down And Rifle Its Pockets For Cool Stuff. I’m delighted that we’re doing the next novel at Tor.com.”
The Delirium Brief was acquired in a deal from Caitlin Blasdell of Liza Dawson Associates. The novel will be published in partnership with Tor Books in summer 2017, and will be available from Orbit in the Commonwealth.