Solaris, the multiple award winning publisher of cutting edge science fiction and fantasy, has signed Paris Adrift, a breathtaking tale of time travel set in the City of Lights, by E.J. Swift. The deal, for World English rights, was negotiated with John Berlyne at Zeno Agency Ltd.

Swift, whose short fiction has appeared in Solaris anthologies, including The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and the forthcoming Infinity Wars, fell in love with Paris while spending time travelling and working there. Paris Adrift paints a vivid picture of the city, and places a captivating science fiction story at its heart.

It is only fitting that a story this spellbinding should have artwork to match, and so Paris Adrift features a striking cover from internationally acclaimed artist Joey Hi-Fi.

Solaris Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver said:

“E.J. Swift’s extraordinarily rich time travel novel is a real treat of a read. Paris is evoked in all it grubby yet shiny glory, and the characters will make you fall in love with this city, its past and its misfits. An extraordinary accomplishment, bringing to mind the work of authors such as Claire North and Audrey Niffenegger.”

E.J. Swift said:

“I’m delighted that Solaris will be publishing Paris Adrift next year. They are a fantastic team and I’m very much looking forward to working with them over the coming months. The city of the title is close to my heart, and I can’t wait for readers to join Hallie – and her bartending friends – as she is unwittingly thrust into a journey that will take her through the city’s turbulent past and possible futures, forcing her to come to terms with love, loss and her own precarious sense of self.”

About the author

E. J. Swift is the author of the Osiris Project trilogy (Osiris, Cataveiro and Tamaruq), a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award (“The Spiders of Stockholm”) and the BSFA award for short fiction (“Saga’s Children”), and has appeared in a variety of publications from Solaris, Salt Publishing, NewCon Press and Jurassic London. Swift also contributed to Strata – an interactive digital project by Penguin Random House. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and at