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SOLD!!! Congratulations to Fred Turner!

Frederick Turner - AH - Founders Professor - LiteratureA huge round of congratulations to Fred Turner on the sale of his epic science fiction poem, APOCALYPSE!

Fred came to us with a query that said, “you’ve never seen anything like this before.” Usually that’s a red flag for, “I’ve seen this before” but in the case of APOCALYPSE, he couldn’t have been more correct.

APOCALYPSE is a 300 page science fiction poem in iambic pentameter – brilliantly executed and telling an intense, thought-provoking and timely story.

Author Kim Stanley Robinson says, “I loved the blank verse, so supple and expressive; and the command of a fictional history, the epic sweep of a macro-plot along with the many interesting characters and situations at the personal level. It’s wonderful.”

The serialization release is set for mid July – follow the Baen website for more details:

From Publishers Weekly:
Turner Sells Epic Poem, ‘Apocalypse’
Frederick Turner, a professor of arts and humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, sold an epic science fiction poem called Apocalypse to Tony Daniel at Baen Books and John Lemon at Ilium Press. Daniel acquired Web serialization and e-book rights, while Lemon took hardcover rights. Sara Megibow at KT Literary, who brokered the North American rights agreement, said she pitched the work as “Beowulf meets The Day After Tomorrow.” Written entirely in iambic pentameter, Apocalypse, Megibow said, is about a collection of scientists and dreamers who “collude against the government to save the world from climate annihilation.” The book is set for a 2016 release.

Follow Fred’s website for updates:
Congratulations Fred!