Fran Wilde Returns to the Gem Universe in Two New Novellas with Publishing!

We’re delighted to announce that we have signed the incomparable Fran Wilde to write two novella sequels to her 2017 Hugo-nominated novelette, The Jewel and Her Lapidary!

Fran said:

I’m delighted to be working with Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Lee Harris, Irene Gallo and the fantastic team at Publishing on two new Gem Universe novellas, I cannot wait to share them with readers!

The Fire Opal Mechanism and The Book of Gems are set in the same world as The Jewel and Her Lapidary ( Publishing, 2016) and the short story “The Topaz Marquise” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies). The Fire Opal Mechanism will be published in 2018.

The novellas were acquired by senior editor, Lee Harris from Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC.


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