Angry Robot has acquired three new authors for its various lists.
Exhibit A, Angry Robot's crime imprint, has bought two stand-alone psychological thrillers from Irish debut author Siobhan MacDonald. The world English rights deal was negotiated by Exhibit A editor Bryon Quertermous with Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedmann.
The first novel, Twisted River, is set in Manhattan and Limerick as follows a dream holiday house swap goes horribly wrong. It will be released October 2014 and MacDonald’s second novel, The Blue Pool, will be published in 2015.
Angry Robot has signed a two-book deal for alternate history books from Rod Duncan. Publishing director Marc Gascoigne did the deal with Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock for world English language rights. The series will be called The Fall of the Gaslit Empire, with first title The Bullet Catcher's Daughter released in September 2014, and the sequel, Unseemly Science following in 2015.
The books follow Elizabeth Barnabus, who lives a double life posing as her private detective brother, and the problems she faces when she comes up against the all-powerful patent office.
Angry Robot has also signed a book from Kameron Hurley. Lee Harris, senior editor, signed the deal for world rights in Worldbreaker Saga: Book 1, The Mirror Empire, with Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.
The book is set in a world on the eve of a great catastrophe, where a troubled orphan is trying to uncover their own bloody past. Hurley has previously been nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and won the Kitschy Award for best debut.