Huge congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007) on his three-book deal from Tor! From the Maass Agency website: “Debut novelist Seth Dickinson’s THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT, an epic fantasy geopolitical tragedy pitched as Game of Thrones meets Germs, Guns and Steel, and two additional novels to Marco Palmieri at Tor Books in a pre-empt by Jennifer Jackson.”
If the name “Baru Cormorant” sounds familiar, it’s because the seeds of this amazing novel were in Seth’s first published short story, “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds,” which appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in December 2011. (Note: if you want to read the novel completely unspoiled, skip the short story for now.)
Look for The Traitor Baru Cormorant in fall 2015.