Hodder has acquired a crossover dystopian trilogy from Gemma Malley.
Senior editor Kate Howard acquired world rights to The Killables series from Dorie Simmonds of the Dorie Symmonds Agency. The first novel in the series, The Killables, is set in the year 2065, and follows Evie and Raffy who work for the government in a society where evil no longer exists. After a war on terror that almost destroyed the world, The City has been established; citizens may only enter after having the “evil” part of their brain removed.
Howard said: “Gemma has a distinctive talent that I’ve admired for years and I couldn’t be more excited to be publishing her new cinematic and compelling trilogy, The Killables. Its gripping, high concept plot set in a dystopian future state, combined with two emotionally engaging teenage characters, will have an impact on whoever reads it.”
The Killables will be published in hardback in March 2012 with a “sustained and innovative consumer campaign”, with paperback publication to follow in October.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Publishing Deal - Gemma Malley
News of a dystopian trilogy from Gemma Malley in today's Bookseller: