Solaris are delighted to announce the acquisition of The Immortality Thief by Taran Hunt, a new science fiction adventure publishing in 2022.

Editor Kate Coe acquired World English rights with audio in Hunt’s novel from Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.

Blurb:

When linguist and smuggler Sean Wren is blackmailed into a job to get some data off an ancient ship, he’s not expecting it to be the Philosopher’s Stone: a literal recipe for immortality.

Unfortunately, he’s not the only one looking. The undying Ministers, mysterious aliens that have ruled over humanity for thousands of years, want the data too. So does the Republic, the last free human government.

To add to the fun, the map to the treasure is in a long-lost language, the ship’s filled with dangerous traps and genetically-engineered monsters, and the nearby star’s going supernova in a few days.

Easy job, right?

Agent Hannah Bowman on the acquisition:

“Rebellion is publishing some of the most exciting new science fiction out there right now, and we’re delighted to add THE IMMORTALITY THIEF to that list!”

Acquiring Editor Kate Coe had this to say:

“Treasure maps, traps, deadly enemies, betrayal, secrets, adventure and action – what more could you want from this story? Oh, and terrifying monsters. The Immortality Thief is a ridiculously fun, seat-of-your-pants read, and I’m so pleased to have acquired it for Solaris!”

Taran Hunt lives in Brooklyn, New York. She dabbles in languages, physics, and theatre, while dreaming up monsters with too many teeth.

For publicity enquiries please contact Hanna Waigh, Fiction – PR & Marketing Manager: hanna.waigh@rebellion.co.uk.

Author photo credit – Michelle Lin