I’m proud to announce the acquisition of two novellas by debut author Corey J. White.
Killing Gravity and its sequel follow Mars Xi, an experimental psychic supersoldier who escaped the MEPHISTO labs and now lives on the run. Penned in by bounty hunters and MEPHISTO soldiers, Mars chases rumors of the friend who set her free and may have betrayed her. Killing Gravity was acquired through Tor.com’s unsolicited submissions program, and will be edited by assistant editor Carl Engle-Laird.
Corey J. White is a writer of science-fiction, horror, magical realism, and other, harder to define stories. He studied writing at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Killing Gravity is his first book. He had this to say about the sale:
When I first found out Tor.com wanted to publish Killing Gravity, my response was equal parts disbelief and happy swearing, and I’m incredibly excited that they’re going to publish its sequel too. I call Killing Gravity a “space post-hardcore EP,” because it’s short and dirty, with the chaos and noise broken up by moments of quiet reflection. For a story about a psychic space witch, Killing Gravity is oddly personal, and I’m so glad it’s going to be out in the world.
Killing Gravity will be coming to ebook and POD in summer 2017.