Titan Books has acquired a military science-fiction thriller, describing it as a “the beginning of a very exciting new series”.
Seal Team 666 follows Cadet Jack Walker who is whisked away to join four US Navy SEALS, and their dog, for a special ops mission. Cath Trechman bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title and its sequel, written by American intelligence officer turned author, Weston Ochse, from Chris Scheina at Tor. She said: “Seal Team 666 is a breathtaking thrill ride from start to finish and marks the beginning of a very exciting new series”. It will be published in March.
Trechman has also acquired a new urban fantasy detective series by Jonathan Wood from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein. She bought world English rights in the No Hero trilogy.
The first instalment tells the story of good cop Arthur Wallace and his struggle against the tentacled horrors from another dimension after being recruited by the government agency M137.
Titan Books will publish book one in the UK and US in March 2014, its sequel, Yesterday’s Hero in September 2014 and a third novel, Anti-Hero in early 2015.
Trechman said: “Jonathan Wood has created a dark and horrifying yet incredibly funny adventure series which left me open-mouthed with delight at every astounding twist and turn.”
She has also acquired nine-book series The Clone Rebellion by Steven L Kent from Heather Baror at the Baror Agency.
The series is set on a future Earth under military control where Wayson Harris – a private first-class raised among thousands of clones – is born and bred to be the ultimate soldier. But Harris isn’t like the other Marines: he has a mind of his own.
Titan Books will publish the first two books of the series, The Clone Republic and Rogue Clone, in the UK and Commonwealth in original paperback with original interviews and short stories in March 2013.
The following seven books will be published on a monthly basis from April to October 2013.
Trechman said: “We are delighted to be bringing Steven L Kent’s hugely entertaining series to a broad UK audience for the first time.”