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Cape acquires steampunk novel
23.01.12 | Charlotte Williams
Jonathan Cape has acquired a steampunk novel by journalist Matt Suddain, describing it as being full of "sheer storytelling brilliance".
Publisher Dan Franklin bought world rights to Theatre of the Gods in a two-book deal, against "stiff competition", from Andrew Mills at Michelle Kass Associates. Cape plans to publish in 2013.
The publisher describes the book as a "steampunk novel of extraordinary ambition and wit", comparing it to the books of Jules Verne, Thomas Pynchon, Terry Pratchett and Kurt Vonnegut.
Franklin said: "I spent a weekend absorbed in Theatre of the Gods, delighting in its wit, invention and sheer storytelling brilliance, then came into the office and sent one of those emails to everyone I could think of, urging them to drop everything and read it."