SOLARIS ACQUIRES 'THE CHIMERA CODE', A THRILLING DEBUT FROM SHORT STORY WRITER WAYNE SANTOS!
1 year ago
Solaris, the multiple award-winning
publisher of cutting-edge science fiction and fantasy, is thrilled to announce
that it has acquired world rights to The Chimera Code by Wayne Santos, to be released in July 2020.
The deal was
negotiated by Jennie Goloboy of the Donald
Maass Agency and acquired by Editor Kate Coe in her first acquisition for
Rebellion. The Chimera
Code is scheduled for release in July 2020.
editor, Kate Coe had this to say about the book:
brilliant novel is a thrilling read, and mixes technomancy with fast-paced
action and thoughtful asides on the nature of the digital world versus reality.
I’m very excited for this to be my first commission for Solaris, and look
forward to working with Wayne.”
acquisition, the author commented:
been a long time in coming. If you ever got into a schoolyard discussion of ‘who
would win in a fight between a cyborg and a wizard,’ this book attempts to
answer that with various permutations. I’m very grateful to my agent, Jennie
Goloboy on taking a chance on this, and to Kate Coe and Solaris for choosing
Solaris Books are excited to welcome Wayne Santos to their growing list of talented writers who are bringing fresh perspectives to genre fiction.
The Chimera Code is scheduled
for release in both trade paperback and ebook in July 2020. Read on for more about the book and make sure to follow us for more updates about this title.
THE CHIMERA CODE
by Wayne Santos
Everything’s for hire – even magic.
If you need something done, Cloke’s one of
the best; a mercenary with some unusual talents and an attitude to match. But
when she’s hired by a virtual construct to destroy the other copies of himself,
and the down payment is a new magical skill, she knows this job is going to be
a league harder than anything she’s ever done.
Assisted by the ghost of her best friend, a
virtual reality superstar, a magic sword, a combat cyborg, a genius console
jockey and the backing of the largest corporation in the world, Cloke’s got to
find and destroy a resource that her enemies will go to any
lengths to protect…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
years, Wayne Santos has written copy for advertising agencies, scripts for
television, and articles for magazines. He’s lived in Canada, Thailand and
Singapore, traveling to many countries around South East Asia. His first love
has always been science fiction and fantasy, and while he regularly engaged
with it in novels, comics, anime and video games, it wasn’t until 1996, with
his first short story in the Canadian speculative fiction magazine On Spec
that he aimed towards becoming a novelist.
lives in Canada, in Hamilton, ON with his wife. When he’s not writing, he is
likely to be found reading, playing video games, watching anime, or trying to
calm his cat down. He is currently represented by Jennie Goloboy at Donald Maass Literary.