Solaris Books announces it has acquired the sequel to Helix by Eric Brown
Date: 02 November 2011 /
Helix Wars will be delivered in the spring of 2012, for publication in autumn next year. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK and US rights.
Published by Solaris in 2007 and reprinted several times since, Helix was another breathtaking leap into the unknown by this master of the imagination, whose Kings of Eternity was published to widespread acclaim by Solaris earlier this year and who is also creating the new Weird Space shared-world series for sister imprint Abaddon Books.
Helix revealed the worlds of a mindbogglingly vast spiral construct, wound around a single sun. The work of an ancient alien race known only as the Builders, the helix resembles a spiral staircase with each twist or circle consisting of well over ten thousand worlds. Like a bead on a string, each world has its own unique atmosphere and there the alien races of the helix number some six thousand, all at varying levels of technological accomplishment.
“I’m very excited that Eric is returning to the worlds of Helix,” said Jon Oliver, editor-in-chief of Solaris. “And it’s great to be continuing to work with Eric, an SF writer whose novels just get more diverse and rich as his career progresses. Eric is one of the hottest talents in SF; a writer up there with the likes of Alastair Reynolds and Iain M. Banks.”
This sounds great. I have been thinking of giving Eric Brown a try, this article makes doing so a must.