SALVAGE gets picked up!

March 7th, 2012 • Kate

Champagne1I’m thrilled to share some good news for client Alexandra Duncan, which you may have seen already if you get Publishers Weekly:

Virginia Duncan at HarperCollins’s Greenwillow Books took North American rights, in a six-figure deal, to Salvage by Alexandra Duncan (no relation). Another YA science fiction entry, the book, which Kate Testerman at KT Literary sold, has what the publisher calls a “feminist slant” and follows a teenager raised on a male-run spaceship who comes to a scorched future Earth where she settles on a “floating island of garbage and debris.” Author Duncan is a librarian in North Carolina and has written a number of short stories, including “Amor Fugit,” which initially ran in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and then appeared in the anthology The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 (Prime Books). Greenwillow has Salvage set for a 2013 release.

Hooray for Alexandra and Virginia!

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10 Responses to “SALVAGE gets picked up!”

  1. Carrie Harris Says:

    Congratulations to you both! I was just whining the other day about how I wanted a good YA sci-fi. It's FATE, I tell you. FATE.

  2. Stephanie Perkins Says:

    WOO HOO! I've had the honor of reading this, and it is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. Literary feminist sci-fi with kick-ass characters and pacing. Readers have been needing a book like this for ages! Way to go Kate & Alexa!!!

  3. @lizwrites Says:

    This sounds awesome. Congrats to you both!

  4. Rebecca Petruck Says:

    Yay! Congratulations! Can we get a sneak peek? Anything? Pretty please? 🙂

  5. DaphneUn Says:

    We'll see….

  6. Krista V. Says:

    Wonderful news, Kate! If I'm not mistaken, Alexandra is one of your newer clients, isn't she? Congratulations to you both!

  7. DaphneUn Says:

    She is! Thanks!

  8. Emily B. Says:

    Congratulations!! I cannot wait to read this book!

  9. Kiki Hamilton Says:

    Congratulations to both of you! Sounds like a great read!

  10. Julia Says:

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations Alexandra & Kate!!!!