This news was originally posted over at Realms & Galaxies: Celebrating SFF on the 21st of December 2009.
I’ve got one last batch of news for you from John Jarrold for 2009, and it really is awesome news!
PRESS RELEASE – TWO-BOOK DEAL FOR SF NOVELIST PHILIP PALMER
Bella Pagan, Commissioning Editor of Orbit UK, has acquired two new novels by British SF author Philip Palmer. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for World rights.
These novels – the first is entitled HELLSHIP – are both due for delivery in 2010, and will see a concerted push by Orbit on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011.
Philip’s first novel, DEBATABLE SPACE, was published in 2008, with RED CLAW following earlier this year. His work has drawn praise from the Guardian, SFX magazine and many other sources, both in print and on-line. The latter novel features in the Top Twenty SF novels published in 2009 in leading genre website SF Crowsnest’s reader poll. His third SF novel, VERSION 43, comes from both Orbit UK and Orbit US in 2010.
Wonderful news for Philip! 🙂 Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, and I’m really chuffed that we’ll be reading more of his incredibly funny blend of hard SF / Space Opera! 🙂
Next up, here’s the official US cover of Mark Newton’s impending entrance into the US Fantasy market – Night’s of Villjamur! (I quite like the cover, btw)