Tag: John Joseph Adams Books

NEWS: THE CHOSEN ONE by Veronica Roth Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

NYT bestselling author of the DIVERGENT and CARVE THE MARK series Veronica Roth’s adult debut THE CHOSEN ONE, which tells the story of five friends who saved the world when they were teenagers, but now, as celebrity adults, must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero by destiny or by choice, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2020.

The deal announcement first ran in Entertainment Weekly, which has a bit of extra background on it.

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NEWS: CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER by Molly Tanzer Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Molly Tanzer’s CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER, the third book in her series that began with CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER, a WWII-era fantasy set in England where two teenage girls seek to become full members of an international society of diabolists, a quest that will nearly ruin their friendship and take them down dark paths when one girl learns her parents were taken to a concentration camp and the other summons a powerful and mysterious demon, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Spring 2020, by Cameron McClure at Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).

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NEWS: Carrie Vaughn’s BANNERLESS Wins Philip K. Dick Award

Carrie Vaughn’s BANNERLESS—the very first original novel we acquired and published under my John Joseph Adams Books imprint (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)—just won the Philip K. Dick Award! Huge congrats to Carrie!

The full list of finalists this year were:

  • THE BOOK OF ETTA by Meg Elison (47North)
  • SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • AFTER THE FLARE by Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press)
  • THE WRONG STARS by Tim Pratt (Angry Robot)
  • REVENGER Alastair Reynolds (Orbit)
  • BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – Winner!
  • ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells (Tor.com)

The winner was announced on at Norwescon 41 in SeaTac, Washington.

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States during the previous calendar year. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society. This year’s judges were Deborah J. Ross (chair), Robert Onopa, James Stoddard, Amy Thomson, and Rick Wilber.

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NEWS: THE CHAOS FUNCTION by Jack Skillingstead Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Jack Skillingstead’s THE CHAOS FUNCTION, about a war reporter who is drawn into a mysterious world of shifting timelines, machines that control probability, apocalypses both nuclear and biological, and a secret society that has the power to shape history—and save the world, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Spring 2019. (World)

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NEWS: THE UNFINISHED LAND by Greg Bear Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

NYT bestseller and multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Greg Bear’s THE UNFINISHED LAND, about a time of great peril—the sailing of the Spanish Armada—when a young man is transported in a wrecked fishing boat to a lost island at the top of the world, to be caught up in a war that pits gods against monsters and humans against the slavery of history, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2019, by Richard Curtis at Richard Curtis Associates. (NA).  UK/ translation: Baror International.​

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NEWS: BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES by Micah Dean Hicks Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Author of New American Fiction Prize-winning ELECTRICTY AND OTHER DREAMS, Micah Dean Hicks’s debut BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES, in which dangerous machines and unnatural beastmen mysteriously arrive in a dying town already filled with ghosts, forcing a haunted brother and sister to figure out how to save their family before tortured spirits tear the town and the newcomers apart, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a preempt, for publication in Spring 2019, by Kerry D’Agostino at Curtis Brown (NA, Audio).

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NEWS: THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM by Todd McAulty Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Todd McAulty’s THE ROBOTS OF GOTHAM, a debut about a future where the world is on the brink of total subjugation by machine intelligences when a man stumbles on a sinister conspiracy to exterminate humanity and a group of human and machine misfits who might just be able to prevent it, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Spring 2018 (World).

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NEWS: IN THE NIGHT WOOD by Dale Bailey Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just made a new acquisition. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Dale Bailey’s IN THE NIGHT WOOD, a contemporary fantasy in which the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Fall 2018, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World English).

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NEWS: UPON A BURNING THRONE and THE BLIND KING’S WRATH by Ashok Banker Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I just acquired two books in a new epic fantasy series by Ashok Banker. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Indian author Ashok Banker’s UPON A BURNING THRONE and THE BLIND KING’S WRATH, the first two books of an epic fantasy series (pitched as like an “Indian GAME OF THRONES”) about siblings battling for control of a vast empire while a powerful demonlord pits them against each other, to John Joseph Adams Books, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2018 and 2019 (world).

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