Tor acquires Stross trilogy for six figures

Tor has acquired a new trilogy by Charles Stross, with Tor US and Tor UK making a joint acquisition for a six-figure sum.

Stross will return to the world of his alternate history Merchant Princes series for the new trilogy, which Tor will be publishing from 2015. David Hartwell of Tor Books US and senior commissioning editor Bella Pagan at Tor UK bought rights in the new trilogy via Caitlin Blasdell of Liza Dawson Associates, with Hartwell acquiring US and Canada rights, and Pagan buying UK and Commonwealth rights.

Pagan said: "I'm a big fan of Charles Stross' hugely exciting Merchant Princes books, so I'm really delighted we could do a deal for this new series. These near-future thrillers are the book equivalent of catnip."

Meanwhile, Pan Macmillan/Tor UK will also reissue the first Merchant Princes books in three two-book omnibuses from April, with one book being issued each month for three months.