I've just closed a new book deal: Tor Books will publish "Radicalized," which tells four stories of hope, conflict, technology and justice in the modern world and near future in March 2019; along with the book deal is a major audiobook deal with Macmillan Audio and a screen deal with Topic Studios (a sister company to The Intercept) for one of the tales, "Unauthorized Bread."
I'll have lots more to say about this in the upcoming months! I just finished the last of the stories, "Masque of the Red Death" and I spent the week at the recording studio helping oversee a brilliant actor's recording of the audio for "Unauthorized Bread." Things are happening!
Cory Doctorow closed a six-figure agreement with Tor’s Patrick Nielsen Hayden for four new novellas. Russell Galen at Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, who represented Doctorow, said the novellas will be published as a single print volume by Tor under “the overall title of Radicalized” and individually, in audio, by Macmillan Audio. Slated for a March 2019 release, the novellas will, Galen said, “provide a unique take on some of the most urgent and painful issues of our time.” The first novella in the collection, “Unauthorized Bread,” has been optioned for film by Topic Studios.
Tor Nabs Quad by Doctorow [Publishers Weekly]
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