Pan Macmillan has bought two further books in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series.
Bella Pagan, senior commissioning editor for Tor, Pan Macmillan's science fiction and fantasy imprint, bought world rights in books four and five from Lucienne Diver at the Knight Agency, with the first new book as part of the deal scheduled to publish in December 2017.
The Invisible Library series follows the exploits of a librarian spy, Irene Winters, who hunts down books for a secretive interdimensional library. The books are often set in Victorian London, with each able to work as a standalone while set in the same world.
The first in the sequence, The Invisible Library, was a bestselling science-fiction debut of 2015. The second in the series, The Masked City, was published in December 2015, and The Burning Page will be out in December 2016.
Pagan commented: "When I first read The Invisible Library, I knew I had book dynamite on my hands! And each new book has been even more of a treat, as Genevieve develops her amazing creation. It’s hugely exciting to have two more books signed up."
Cogman, a fan of Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes from an early age, has an MSC in statistics with medical applications and has held down an assortment of jobs, including clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. She lives in the north of England.