Orbit is looking for a Senior Editor to join our team in New York! Details and application instructions are available on the Hachette Book Group business portal.
We’re looking for a Marketing and Publicity Associate to join our US team in New York. Visit the HBG job board for details!
Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher saga, which started with The Last Wish (US | UK) and has continued over 8 books, is getting the Netflix treatment. In a press release, Netflix Vice President Erik Barmack says, “Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.” Sapkowski, for his part, said, “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing.”
Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, most recently of The Expanse, will act as executive producers, and Tomek Bagiński and Jarek Sawko from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company that produced many of the cinematics from The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt, will also produce. Additionally, Bagiński will direct at least one episode per season.
Speaking about the books on which the show will be based, Baginski and Sawko said, “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts.”
Read the official press release: Platige Image – THE WITCHER Saga on Netflix
The second volume of Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Chronicles is out today in paperback and ebook editions.
The Founding Fields writes: “Michael J. Sullivan’s The Rose and the Thorn manages to be even better than The Crown Tower, making this book, and the duology – one of my favourite reads of 2013.” And Reading Realms says “So far, all of Sullivan’s Riyria books have been very well paced, sword-and-sorcery style action with strong characters, making them fun and easy to read. I would recommend them to any fan of fantasy, new or veteran, young or old.”
And check out the first chapter right here!
Congratulations to Joe from all of us at Orbit US!
If you haven’t got your copy yet, you can read a sample right here. Then get thee to a bookstore and make it a Red Thanksgiving!
In March we’re launching EXOGENE (US | UK| AZ) the new book in T.C. McCarthy’s thrilling Subterrene War series. To introduce readers to the world, T.C. scripted a video short story featuring in-world interviews from the front-lines. Visit www.subterrenewar.com to view the clips.
About the Videos:
The Subterrene War is a war fought in the future, in central Asia, between the U.S. and Russia over mineral rights for some very rare earth metals that are crucial to the building of high-powered technology.
We have a new weapon in this war, often fought underground and in mines (hence the name): germline units. American citizens know very little about these weapons–only that they are being used. The government assures us they are not “people.” But germline units have all the appearances of young girls, and are raised into their teens in vats, then sent forth onto the battlefield with preprogrammed notions of death and honor.
In the Subterrene War Clips, a small documentary crew was able to gain access to individual interviews to the rear-area. The government subsequently heavily censored their work, and little of it was seen; until now.
A small group of activists were able to recover four clips from these interviews, and they reveal some startling truths about the state of the War.
Watch the clips at www.subterrenewar.com
“… a stark and wrenching sequel to Germline… the conclusion is simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant, and utterly appropriate for the brutal, bloody, and magnificent story.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Shirley Jackson Award-winner Robert Jackson Bennett’s new novel THE TROUPE (US | UK | AUS)– a tale of Gothic intrigue set during the Vaudeville era — is coming in February 2012. But to whet your appetite the author has launched an evocative new website about the book. Visit www.silenustroupe.com for a sneak peek, and be sure to have your speakers on!
The Goodreads 2011 Choice Awards are open for voting! The first round includes THE HEROES by Joe Abercrombie, GHOST STORY by Jim Butcher, THE ROGUE by Trudi Canavan, LEVIATHAN WAKES by James S.A. Corey, DEADLINE by Mira Grant, EAT SLAY LOVE by Jesse Petersen, and RULE 34 by Charlie Stross.
And if your favorite didn’t make the list, don’t worry! You can still write in nominees — so visit goodreads and vote already!
Gail Z. Martin is hosting her annual Days of the Dead blog tour, and she’s kicking it off with giveaways, special interviews, downloadable treats and news. She’s also sharing four different excerpts from her upcoming book, THE DREAD, which is now available for pre-order. Here’s excerpt #1 of four—enjoy!
If you’re new to The Fallen Kings Cycle you can dive in with THE SWORN, which is out now. Enter below for a chance to win a copy — we’ll pick three winners on Friday!
Orbit US is gearing up again for New York Comic Con! Stop by our booth #939 to say hi, and pick up buttons, books, posters and more. Check out the schedule after the jump! (more…)