Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has commissioned a sequel to JANI AND THE GREATER GAME, the first in a new steampunk series by Eric Brown, set in India with a teenage female protagonist. The first novel will be published in autumn 2014, with the sequel following a year later. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights.
Jonathan Oliver said: “Eric is one of those SF writers who constantly pushes the boundaries, and with this steampunk series, set mainly in India, he’s producing a fresh take on a genre that often revels too heavily in nostalgia. Eric continues to prove that he is one of the UK’s premier writers of entertaining and thought-provoking SF.”