Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Publishing Deal - Mike Lancaster

From a press release at Book2Book:

Egmont Press has bought the rights to debut author Mike Lancaster's novel 0.4.

0.4 is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage boy who discovers that humans are little more than hardware, able to be programmed and upgraded. Redundant and left on the technological scrapheap, the story is told via a transcript of old audio tapes. They prove to be prophetic, raising pertinent questions about future society, technology and the nature of our existence. Egmont will publish in January 2011.

Philippa Donovan says 'We are so excited to have Mike's debut novel on our list. Sci-fi is long overdue for a renaissance, and 0.4, with its chilling technological and apocalyptic themes, has the capacity to lead the movement.'