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Bridgeman’s The Subjugate Acquired by Angry Robot

TheSubjugate_144dpi-400x606We are delighted to announce Amanda Bridgeman’s incredible science fiction crime thriller The Subjugate has been acquired by UK publisher Angry Robot. Angry Robot will be publishing simultaneously in UK, USA and Australia on 1 November 2018.

Amanda is already established in science fiction circles with her epic space opera Aurora series, and with The Subjugate, a standalone near-future SF thriller, she ratchets up the tension with a string of murders, a religious cult, and cutting edge tech.

Two troubled homicide detectives race to find a serial killer in a town filled with surgically reformed murderers, in this captivating near-future SF thriller.

In a small religious community rocked by a spree of shocking murders, Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville find themselves surrounded by suspects. The Children of Christ have a tight grip on their people, and the Solme Complex neurally edit violent criminals – Subjugates – into placid servants called Serenes. In a town where purity and sin, temptation and repression live side by side, everyone has a motive. But as the bodies mount up, the frustrated detectives begin to crack under the pressure: their demons are coming to light, and who knows where that blurred line between man and monster truly lies.

The Subjugate will be available for pre-order soon, and watch for it in your bookstore from November!

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What a year (and we’re not even half way yet)!

Jackei Ryan coverIn case anyone hasn’t been following along on social media, and has been wondering what we’ve been up to at the AAPS bunker, the answer is, ALOT.

This year already, we’ve seen the launch of Ironheart by Jodi McAlister, Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi, Blast Off! by Shelly Unwin, and We’ll Show The World by Jackie Ryan. That’s a lot of parties, people! Alex has attended the Sydney Writers Festival (mostly for the meetings), BWF YA Day, Kids Lit Vic, not to mention jury duty and celebrating a significant birthday, and next week is heading to New York as part of the Australia Council’s inaugural publishing delegation!

The second half of 2018 is already looking huge with more launches, more festivals and more pitching opportunities!

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Starting Strong in 2018

Aaaaaaand we’re back

Ironheart launch2018 is already starting well! We’re beyond exited for Ironheart by Jodi McAlister, published by Penguin on 29 January. Ironheart is the sequel to the amazing YA fantasy Valentine, published last year. We’ll be launching Ironheart next week on Thursday at Readings Kids in Carlton. Make sure to RSVP to reserve a spot.

In Ironheart, the follow-up novel to Valentine, Pearl and Finn face a new threat. The Unseelie fairies have infiltrated their town, and they’ve unleashed a new horror – a bunch of wild, uncontrollable, angry supernatural hunters. Continue reading

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AAPS on holidays

Please note: AAPS is taking a well earned reading break from 11th January – 1st February 2018. We will be checking emails intermittently to finalise ongoing matters, and not taking on new projects until February. For urgent contract matters, please refer to the ASA’s amazing contract review service.

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Coming up in 2018

Hello from Alex and the team!

We hope you’ve had a restive holiday season and are feeling energised for the new year. If you’re lucky enough to still be on a beach, don’t forget to grab a copy of Valentine, Dear Banjo or The Hot Guy, or maybe Nomax for the kiddies!

But a new year means new books, and if you’re looking for fresh new titles coming in 2018, do we have a list for you!

  • Ironheart by Jodi McAlister, the second book in the Valentine series (Penguin)
  • Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi (Hachette)
  • Blast Off by Shelly Unwin, illustrated by Ben Wood (Random House)
  • We’ll Show the World: Expo ’88 by Jackie Ryan (UQP)Ironheart cover
  • True Blue by Sasha Wasley, the sequel to Dear Banjo (Penguin)
  • There’s a Baddie Running Through This Book by Shelly Unwin, illustrated by Vivienne To (Allen & Unwin)
  • Something for Fleur by Catherine Pelosi, illustrated by Caitlin Murray (Hachette)
  • The Pack Bound Quartet (Pack Bound, Moon Bound, Shifter Bound, and Wolf Bound) by Leisl Leighton (Harlequin)
  • TC and the Stinkiest Story Ever (in the History of the Universe) by Dave Hartley, illustrated by Peter Baldwin (Scholastic)
  • A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer (with Peter Bishop Books, Ventura Press)
  • Prisoncorp by Marlee Jane Ward, the third in her award winning Orphancorp trilogy (Seizure)

There will be lots of opportunities to hear and meet Alex over the next twelve months, too. For a complete list of appearances, keep checking in on our Find us in 2018 page.

Keep your eyes out for more AAPS titles in 2018!

 

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