We are delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby has signed on for, not just one but, two new books with Angry Robot!
Company Town will be published in late 2014 and Rev, the sequel to vN and iD will follow in 2015! The worldwide rights deal was negotiated by Senior Editor Lee Harris and Monica Pacheco of Anne McDermid and Associates.
For rights details, please contact our Rights Executive, Suzannah Brooksbank: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I’m happy to be writing this novel for Angry Robot. It’s an idea that’s been kicking around in my head for a while, so it’s obviously delightful when someone else enjoys the idea just as much as you do. More importantly, though, I’m happy to be working with them again because they let me be me. Nothing is too dark, too scary, too witty, too sexy, too hard. They’ve had faith in my voice from the beginning, and I found faith in mine as a result.”
They call it Company Town – a Family-owned city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes.
Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s youngest, who has been receiving death threats – seemingly from another timeline.
Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability – serial killer? Or something much, much worse…?
MADELINE ASHBY grew up in a household populated by science fiction fans. After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company that year, she decided to start writing science fiction stories. While immigrating to Canada from the United States in 2006 , she joined the Cecil Street Irregulars – a genre writers’ workshop founded by Judith Merril.
Since then she has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. She has a masters degree in Manga and Anime and writes on such matters for iO9, Tor.com and BoingBoing. Currently she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto.