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Knowledge Is Carnage: Announcing a New Edition of Olivie Blake’s The Atlas Six

Tor Books is proud to announce the acquisition of Olivie Blake’s The Atlas Six, along with two more books in the planned trilogy, by Molly McGhee via Amelia Appel of Triada US Literary Agency. The UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by Bella Pagan, Publishing Director of Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint.

Blake self-published this thrilling tale of magicians vying to join a secret society in early 2020, and it went on to receive an explosive reception online, becoming a top seller at online retailers.

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A Fairy Tale of Farcical Government: Announcing High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Ellen Datlow has acquired Kelly Robson’s newest novella High Times in the Low Parliament, a lighthearted romp through 18th-century London featuring flirtatious scribes, irritable fairies, and a fraying Parliamentary government. The deal for World English rights was brokered by Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.

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Announcing The Mimicking of Known Successes, an SFnal Murder Mystery by Malka Older

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Brent Lambert has acquired the novella The Mimicking of Known Successes—a science fiction gaspunk murder mystery pitched as A Master of Djinn meets The Tea Master and the Detective—by Malka Older, author of the Hugo-nominated Centenal Cycle.

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Beauty Inspired by Horror: Creating Jewelry for Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth

In the publishing industry, we see all kinds of swag created for books, from enamel pins to tote bags, art, custom teas, and more. But Cassandra Khaw, author of Nothing but Blackened Teeth (October 19, Nightfire) wanted to do something different to celebrate their book. This necklace was designed by Sofia Ajram, founder of Sofia Zakia jewelry in collaboration with Khaw. We chatted with both of them to find out more about the process!

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Announcing Africa Risen, a New Anthology of African and Diasporic Speculative Fiction

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Emily Goldman has acquired World English rights to Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, a new anthology of African and Diasporic speculative fiction edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (whose novella “Ife-Iyoku, The Tale of Imadeyunuagbon” recently won the 2020 Otherwise Award), and Zelda Knight. The collection will be available in hardcover and ebook in Fall 2022.

This anthology is the direct descendant of Sheree Renée Thomas’s groundbreaking Dark Matter anthology series celebrating a hundred years of Black speculative fiction in the African Diaspora. Containing thirty-two original stories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror by African authors and authors of African descent living in the Diaspora who are among some of the genre’s most exciting voices, Africa Risen is a celebration of African storytelling and speculative literature, a tradition both ancient and new.

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Dive Into the South Asian Fantastic: Tordotcom Publishing Acquires Three Novels by Vajra Chandrasekera

Announcing The Saint of Bright Doors, the first standalone novel in a three-book deal from debut author Vajra Chandrasekera!

Tordotcom Publishing is excited to announce a three-book deal with debut author Vajra Chandrasekera, the first of which will be The Saint of Bright Doors. The deal was brokered by Michael Curry at Donald Maass and is set to publish in Winter 2023.

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Download Hammers on Bone By Cassandra Khaw This Week! (September 14-17)

John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. He’s been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kid’s stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable.

He’s also a monster, which makes Persons the perfect thing to hunt him. Over the course of his ancient, arcane existence, he’s hunted gods and demons, and broken them in his teeth.

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Revealing The City Inside by Samit Basu

“They’d known the end times were coming, but hadn’t known they’d be multiple choice.”

We’re excited to share the cover for Samit Basu’s The City Inside, a near-future epic that pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large—yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future. The City Inside arrives June 7, 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.

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