Warren Ellis Signs Two Book Deal with Mulholland Books!


Mulholland Books today announced that Warren Ellis has signed a two book deal with the publisher. The first book  to come out of this deal will be Gun Machine, which we can expect to see in Autumn/Fall 2012.

Warren says of the book that:

In Gun Machine, I’m writing about a disruptive event: a small sealed Manhattan apartment filled with hundreds of guns, each one used in a single unsolved homicide.  But what I’m talking about is money, the acquisition of power, the deals we make in the name of security, the unique soul-killing exhaustion that comes of caring too much for too long, and the faces madness take in our lives.

Also quite a lot of people get shot.

I just have to trust that the good people at Mulholland Books will catch me when I get confused and give my New York City police detective rocket pants and a ray gun.

The announcement was made at the end of a rather long blog post by Ellis on the Mulholland Books blog, where he discusses his love of both science fiction and crime fiction, and believe that they are essentially the same thing. You can read the full post here.

Official press release:

Michael Pietsch, Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today Warren Ellis, author of the graphic novel RED, which was adapted into the #1 box office hit of the same name in 2010, will write two new novels, the first of which will be titled Gun Machine, to be published by Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company.

Warren Ellis is the author of the crime novel Crooked Little Vein and countless award-winning and cult-favorite graphic novels Transmetropolitan and Planetary, as well as the wildly popular web comic Freakangels. Gun Machine is a thriller of a beleaguered New York City detective who stumbles upon a cache of hundreds of guns that each trace back to a wide array of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders.

Mr. Ellis was represented in the negotiation by Lydia Wills of Lydia Wills, LLC. The book will be edited by Mulholland Books’ editor John Schoenfelder. Schoenfelder said, “I have long admired Warren Ellis’ writing talent, as well as his promotional abilities. It is a thrill to be working with him on Gun Machine, a book that I believe will display his talents on a completely new level.” Little, Brown acquired world rights. Publication is planned for Fall 2012.

Mulholland Books is an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group USA. Founded in 1837, Little, Brown has long been recognized as a publisher committed to publishing fiction of the highest quality and nonfiction of lasting significance. Hachette Book Group USA is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world.

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