EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal

Good news! LitReactor favorite (of this writer, at least), Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Jeff Noon, has just signed a two book deal with UK indie Angry Robot.

The first of those two books, a sci-fi mystery called A Man of Shadows, is set to be published in the US and UK in August 2017. Check out the publisher's synopsis below:

Below the neon skies of Dayzone – a city where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest to track down Eleanor Bale takes him from Dayzone, to the permanently blacked-out alleyways of Nocturna. As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the strange, mysterious realm known as Dusk, a place of ghosts, mists and living shadows.

Sounds fantastic! Almost as good a story is how AR came to sign Noon. A fan of the Vurt author tweeted at the publisher, saying they should sign him—and they did! See that, people? It never hurts to ask.

AR publisher Marc Gascoigne has this to say about the deal:

I’m grinning from ear to ear because we have signed up Jeff Noon, with an extraordinarily strong return to active writing duty. I've not read a book like this – one part science fiction-mystery, one part total rearrangement of normal reality – since China Mieville's The City and the City. Just splendid.

Any other Noon fans as excited as Marc and I?

Joshua Chaplinsky

News by Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com and unravelingtheparadox.com.

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