Ian Whates at Newcon Press has acquired World English Language rights to Neil Williamson’s novella THE MEMOIRIST. The agent was John Jarrold.
The novella will be published as a print and e-book early in 2017, as part of a Newcon novella series also featuring work from Alastair Reynolds, Simon Morden and Anne Charnock.
Ian said of the novella: “NewCon Press is delighted to acquire “The Memoirist”, an exceptional piece of near-future SF featuring a fully rounded protagonist, a convincingly portrayed setting, and an unfolding mystery that draws the reader deeply into the narrative. Neil has a knack of depicting world-changing events in an intimate and personal manner, by focusing on the individuals caught at their centre. That has never more apparent than here, despite the story’s trappings of nano-technology, degraded privacy, and the ominous potential of quantum physics.”