Aspects of History and Future: Announcing Five Books From Andrea Hairston

Tordotcom Publishing is excited to announce an exciting deal with the incredible Andrea Hairston.

Andrea’s most recent book, Master of Poisons, was chosen by Kirkus as one of the Ten Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2020, saying: “This book’s lyrical language and unsparing vision make it a mind-expanding must-read.”

Andrea is a major talent. So, when her agent asked  if we’d like more books from her, we jumped at the chance. And not only have be commissioned two new novels, we’re also going to be republishing her incredible backlist! We’re going to be shouting about how great Andrea is for quite some time to come!

From author Andrea Hairston:

“My agent texted me last June: urgent, we have to talk. I thought, oh no, something bad, dreams deferred yet again. But it was, oh, wow, a two-book deal! Plus, new life for three books I’d already written. What a time to be alive and writing speculative fiction and to be welcomed into the amazing Tordotcom family. I am humbled and thrilled.”

Editor Lee Harris said:

“Saying ‘yes’ to more books from Andrea was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made, this year! The three novels she wrote before she brought us Master of Poisons are all incredible, so that was easy. And when her agent told me the first of her two new novels was going to be called Archangels of Funk I barely needed to read the proposal! What a title! (And, of course, the proposal lived up to the title, and we’ll tell you more about that, soon.)

A new edition of the James Tiptree Jr Award-winning Redwood and Wildfire will be published in Winter 2022, followed that fall by Will Do Magic for Small Change. Summer 2023 sees Archangels of Funk, with Mindscape and an as-yet untitled novel coming in 2024.

World rights for the five books were acquired in a deal negotiated by editor Lee Harris and Andrea Hairston’s agent Kristopher O’Higgins of the Scribe Agency.


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