Solaris acquires queer science fantasy debut by Meredith Mooring

Solaris is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Redsight by Meredith Mooring, a queer science fantasy debut of priestesses, pirates and power with a blind heroine, for publication in Spring 2024.

Redsight follows a blind priestess who powers warships for the galactic military by manipulating spacetime. When the captain of her ship is murdered by a pirate with a dark past, she must choose between a painful life of service or a chance at freedom with the galaxy’s most wanted criminal.

World All Languages Rights were acquired by Amy Borsuk from Ernie Chiara at Fuse Literary.

Author Meredith Mooring on the acquisition:

“I’m excited to share a story from my perspective as a blind writer. Fiction by authors with disabilities isn’t common in the science fiction and fantasy genre, and I hope this book will introduce readers to new concepts and experiences.”

Acquiring Editor Amy Borsuk:

“Space pirates, queer love, a powerful mythos, a blind witch protagonist – REDSIGHT is a richly packed world with compelling characters. I’m so excited to be working with Meredith to bring this unique story to sci-fi and fantasy fans alike.”

Meredith Mooring is an employment discrimination attorney from North Carolina and a graduate of The Seeing Eye guide dog school. In her spare time she serves on the board of directors for a non-profit that pairs guide dogs with blind children.

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