Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired a third ACK-ACK MACAQUE novel by Gareth L Powell. The novel will be delivered in summer 2014, for an early 2015 publication. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights. The title is MACAQUE ATTACK.
The novel is a sequel to ACK-ACK MACAQUE which Solaris published in 2013 and HIVE MONKEY, which will appear in January 2014.
Having saved the world twice, Ack-Ack Macaque finds himself at the head of a dimension-hopping monkey army, facing an invading horde of implacable killer androids and a final reckoning with his creator, the infamous Dr Nguyun. Meanwhile, former journalist Victoria Valois fights to save the electronic ghost of her dead husband and reclaim her stolen soul from the sands of Mars.
Gareth Powell said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Solaris Books on a third monkey adventure, and this one promises to be his biggest and wildest outing yet!”