Orion’s Gollancz imprint has acquired two books by Nebula Award winner Aliette de Bodard.
Publisher Gillian Redfearn bought UK and Commonwealth rights to House of Shattered Wings and its sequel from John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency.
De Bodard was previously published in the UK by Angry Robot, which was placed into administration earlier this year before being sold by Osprey to US entrepreneur Etan Ilfeld.
House of Shattered Wings is set in Paris in the aftermath of the Great Magicians War, and features a naive but powerful fallen angel, an alchemist with a self-destructive addition, and a young man wielding spells from the Far East. Redfearn said: “I’ve long admired Aliette’s writing from afar and it’s a dream to be able to publish House of Shattered Wings. It blew me away from the first paragraph, with a rich and wonderful new world, evocative writing and an utterly gripping story. De Bodard is an exceptional and tremendously original writer and we are so proud to be publishing her work.”
De Bodard said: “House of Shattered Wings is a book very dear to my heart – mingling my love of Paris, the Vietnamese tales I read as a child, and my fondness for dark magic with terrible prices – and it couldn't be in better hands.”
De Bodard has won a number of awards, including two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a British Science Fiction Award.
House of Shattered Wings will be published in hardback and e-book in August 2015.