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Cover launch: THE WOLF IN THE WHALE

This week, Jordanna Max Brodsky has revealed the fabulous cover for her new novel THE WOLF IN THE WHALE.

We’re publishing this epic story of a young Inuit woman coming of age in the frozen lands of the Arctic Circle in January 2019. You can pre-order it now from Redhook in the US or Orbit UK.

If you’re at New York Comic Con today, find out more about the book by heading to Jordanna’s panel “Revisiting History” at 4pm today in Room 1A18. She will be signing copies of her Olympus Bound series afterwards in the Autographing Area, Table 1.

CULTURES CLASH AND GODS GO TO WAR IN A SWEEPING TALE OF SURVIVAL AND LOVE.

The Arctic Circle. North America. 1000 AD. Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea, and the air.

But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won’t come, and Omat’s family is starving.

Desperate to save them, Omat journeys through the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, together they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world…or save it.

The Wolf in the Whale is a powerful tale of magic, discovery and adventure, featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.

If you haven’t yet read Jordanna’s debut series Olympus Bound, about gods living and dying in modern day Manhattan – go ahead, it’s Friday, give yourself a treat for the weekend! If you can’t get to Comic Con today, you can find the first book The Immortals (US | UK) in all good bookstores.

  

Cover design by Lisa Marie Pompilio

Cover Launch: JADE WAR by Fonda Lee

Do you feel your jade senses tingling? Are you wondering what surprise the world has in store today?

We’re excited to launch the cover of JADE WAR (US | UK), Fonda Lee’s much-anticipated sequel to the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award-nominated JADE CITY (US | UK)! In this installment of the Green Bone Saga, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and for control of the metropolis of Janloon—which you can see in the background of the cover (designed by the fabulous Lisa Marie Pompilio).

 

To tell you a bit more about what’s in store for the Kauls:

On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.

Beyond Kekon’s borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most prized resource, could make them rich—or give them the edge they’d need to topple their rivals.

Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival—and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.

Jade War publishes in Summer 2019 and is available for preorder, but in the meantime, go say hi to Fonda at her website and on Twitter @FondaJLee.

Hillbilly Television Options M. R. Carey’s New Novel SOMEONE LIKE ME

See below for an exciting press release that has gone out about M. R. Carey’s new novel SOMEONE LIKE ME! (UK|US|ANZ)

 

SOMEONE LIKE ME

 

London-based production company Hillbilly Television has optioned rights for Someone Like Me, the new novel by M. R. Carey, author of the million-copy bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.

Someone Like Me will be published worldwide in November 2018 by Orbit – an imprint of Little Brown Book Group in the UK and Hachette Book Group in the US. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde story, the novel is described by the publisher as “an extraordinary thriller with a twist you won’t see coming.”

Hillbilly Television was co-founded by Polly Leys and Kate Norrish, whose collective credits include The Full Monty and Second Coming, starring Idris Elba.

Leys and Norrish commented “We’re absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to adapt Someone Like Me for television. Mike’s reputation precedes him both as a novelist and screenwriter and it’s an exciting prospect to be working with him on this. Someone Like Me is a surprising and compelling story that will appeal to Mike’s existing fanbase as well as introducing more fans to his incredible work”.

Mike commented, “It’s a real pleasure to be working with Hillbilly. They’re amazing – and inspiring – in their insight, energy and commitment to story. I’m hugely enjoying the process of adapting the novel for a new medium with them.”

Over the past two years, Hillbilly has produced prestigious TV drama series for both UK and international broadcasters. Stand-out titles include ITV’s tense thriller The Level, whose all-star cast includes Phillip Glenister, Karla Crome and Laura Haddock; Debbie Tucker Green’s acclaimed Random for Channel 4, whose slew of awards include a BAFTA for Best Single Drama; and new comedy drama Loaded, co-produced by Keshet UK for Channel 4 and AMC, which has now been acquired by Netflix.

The deal was negotiated by Meg Davis at the Ki Agency Ltd, London.

 

Cover Reveal: FALLEN by Benedict Jacka

We’re thrilled to unveil the fantastic cover for Benedict Jacka’s FALLEN – the tenth magic-filled Alex Verus adventure! We publish in October 2019.

Design by Ronja Rønning.

Praise for the Alex Verus novels: 

‘Filled with tense and compelling writing’ SFX

Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London’ – Charles Stross

‘London’s hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp . . . highly enjoyable’ Sun

‘Jacka writes a deft thrill-ride of an urban fantasy – a stay-up-all-night read’ Patricia Briggs

Brilliant storytelling . . . masterfully crafted’ Fantasy Faction

 

Night Angel Anniversary Edition – New Release Date

For the fans eagerly anticipating the Night Angel Anniversary Edition,

Due to a printing error, we will be delaying the release of the Night Angel Anniversary Edition and moving it from September 18th to November 13th.

Unfortunately, the chemical formulation for the coating of the original jackets was off. That means the jackets became damaged too easily when in contact with other objects and many were spoiled during transportation. So, rather than sell a damaged product, we are reprinting the jackets correctly and pushing back the release date in order to make that happen.

This book is very special to all of us at Orbit and we know it’s special to Brent and his fans. We have high standards and high expectations for this to be a beautiful, sleek, stylish book that readers can treasure and that they can read over and over again. We want to give everyone a quality product. And while we are disappointed to delay the release, we think a better, higher quality book is worth the wait.

Thank you so much for your understanding. And we look forward to sharing this gorgeous hardcover edition with you on November 13th.

Best,

The Orbit Team

Cover Launch: A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD

With a simultaneous launch across all our channels today, we’re proud to share a new cover by Lauren Panepinto and Lisa Marie Pompilio.

My name’s Griz. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came.

He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him – until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world.

I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family’s real story is. More about what really matters.

A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD is coming April 2019, and it’s the most powerful story you’ll read next year. Reminiscent of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and STATION ELEVEN, Griz’s tale mixes sadness and hope in one unforgettable character’s quest amid the remnants of our fragile civilisation.

TIAMAT’S WRATH Coming in Spring 2019!

Fans of The Expanse: We know that you have been looking forward to TIAMAT’S WRATH this December. But because we are now entering the home stretch of this amazing series and we all want to make sure we get it right, we have asked the authors to give our editorial and sales teams some extra time to prepare for the launch.  

 The new publication date will be in March 2019. We know you’re going to love this next chapter, and thank you for your patience.

Cover Launch: HOW LONG ‘TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin made history by being the first person to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel three years in a row. But now we’re looking toward the future. What future? Why Black Future Month, of course! How Long ’Til Black Future Month is N. K. Jemisin’s very first short story collection, and we’re incredibly excited to share the cover with you. With image by CreativeSoul and design by Lauren Panapinto, this cover is truly beautiful. How Long ’Til Black Future Month will be out in both the US and UK in November. Be sure to pre-order here:

Pre-order in the US: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Google Play | iBooks | Indiebound | Kobo | Chapters

Pre-order in the UK: Amazon | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo | Waterstones

N. K. Jemisin Makes History with 2018 Hugo Award for THE STONE SKY

We’re thrilled to announce The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin [US | UK | ANZ] has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel!

N. K. Jemisin makes history as the first author to ever win three back-to-back Hugo Awards. This groundbreaking win also marks the first time each book in a series has won the Best Novel award. Jemisin became the first black writer to win a Hugo Award in the Best Novel category with her win for The Fifth Season in 2016.

The Hugo Awards were presented this weekend at WorldCon 76 in San Jose, CA.

Congratulations to N. K. Jemisin on this historic win, and to all the nominees, including fellow Orbit authors Kim Stanley Robinson, Ann Leckie, and Mur Lafferty.

Cover Launch: THE GUTTER PRAYER by Gareth Hanrahan

Set in a world of dark gods and dangerous magic, Gareth Hanrahan’s remarkable debut, THE GUTTER PRAYER (UK|US|ANZ), is set to be a must-read for fantasy fans in 2019. It will hit the shops early next year, and we’re thrilled to reveal the striking cover below.

 

Illustration by Richard Anderson
Design by Steve Panton

 

This thrilling and visceral debut is already generating some brilliant early buzz:

‘A gripping tale that meshes beautifully with its fascinating, darkly inventive setting’
James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

‘A ground-breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination’
Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones

‘Laced with the blackest of humour and packed with magic and mayhem, this is fantasy turned up to 11’
Anna Stephens, author of Godblind

‘An absolutely stunning debut . . . I loved it! Highly recommended ’
Michael R. Fletcher, author of Beyond Redemption

‘Beautifully written. Gripping. Guerdon is the city of my dreams’
Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives

 

READ ON FOR A TASTE OF WHAT’S IN STORE:

In the ancient city of Guerdon, three thieves – an orphan, a ghoul and a cursed man – are accused of a crime they didn’t commit. Their quest for revenge exposes a perilous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.

A centuries-old magical war is on the verge of reigniting and in the tunnels deep below the city, a malevolent power stirs. Only by standing together can the three friends prevent a conflict that would bring total devastation to their city – and the world beyond.