BSFA Shortlist

My novel Descendant Machine has been included as a finalist for the BSFA Awards. I am so pleased about this, as it means all five of the novels I’ve so far had published by Titan Books have made the shortlist for this award, which is a hell of a track record! I’m also happy that it’s my tenth shortlist appearance for the BSFA in ten years.

New Agent

I am delighted to be able to let you know that I have signed with a new agent, the amazing Lucienne Diver at The Knight Agency.

Lucienne has sold hundreds of titles to every major publisher and her clients have won the Hugo, Nebula, Colorado Book and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

I’m very excited about this new development, as it will help me gain a larger readership in the US, and I think we’re going to achieve great things.

Stay tuned…

New Book Deal Announcement

Now that the story has appeared in The Bookseller, I can finally announce that I have sold two new books to Titan!

As The Bookseller has a limit on the number of free articles you can read, here’s the text of the announcement for those of you who can’t access it:

Titan Books has acquired two new science-fiction titles by the award-winning Gareth L. Powell, author of the Embers of War trilogy, Stars and Bones, and Descendant Machine.

Fiction editor at large Cath Trechman bought World English rights in a two-book deal from Alexander Cochran at the C&W Agency for Future’s Edge, a brand new space opera novel full of Powell’s trademark themes of found family, romance, horror and heart, and Who Will You Save?, a collection of short stories including some set in the universes of the Embers of War series and the Continuance of Stars and Bones and Descendant Machine.

Titan will publish Future’s Edge in February 2025, followed by Who Will You Save? in September 2025.

Powell said: “I’m delighted to be continuing my relationship with Titan Books. Having already worked with Cath and the team on five previous novels, including the award-winning Embers of War trilogy, I know Future’s Edge will be in very good hands. I’m also very excited about Who Will You Save? This will be my first widely available collection, and I look forward to sharing these stories with readers.”

Trechman said: “I am so thrilled about these two new titles. Future’s Edge promises to be a gripping and heartfelt horror-tinged space adventure as only Gareth can write, and the short stories perfectly showcase his witty and inventive science-fiction. Gareth is such a pleasure to work with, truly one of nicest guys out there and so hard-working and dedicated, we all feel very lucky to have him on our list.”

The short story collection is pretty much complete, and I am around a third of the way into writing the novel. And I’m so happy I finally get to talk about these projects, as I hate keeping secrets!

Stay tuned for further developments.