Cheryl Morgan, publisher of Wizard’s Tower Press, has acquired World English ebook and paperback rights to Generation Nemesis, a novel from Sean McMullen. The agent was Paul Collins.
Sean gives the background to the novel:
“The next generation always gets into power, and the next generation is very, very angry.
“By the year 2045 runaway climate change is overtaking the world, and the generation that has inherited this disaster has turned on those that were given warnings half a century earlier but ignored them.
“All Tippers, people born before the year 2000, must stand trial for climate crimes such as squander, display and neglect, and they face the death penalty if found guilty. Nobody sent to Audit Camp 71 has ever been pardoned, but the elderly weather scientist Jason Hall has volunteered to go there. He wants to prove that some Tippers are genuinely innocent.
“Jason’s trial is given priority, and every day for a fortnight he will be brought before the Auditor General and the Retributor. His main challenge is likely to be the famously pitiless Auditor General, who is also his granddaughter.”
Cheryl Morgan said:
“I have known Sean for many years, and he is one of the first authors whose work I championed when I moved to Australia in the 1990s. I’m delighted to be able to publish his work.
“Generation Nemesis is not a comfortable book to read, but it is an important one. It is no longer unlikely that the planet will suffer catastrophic climate collapse within our lifetimes. If that happens, there is bound to be a reckoning.”
Sean McMullen worked in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 33 years, mainly in computer systems support. During his career as an award winning author he has been a Hugo Award nominee, has had 26 books and over a hundred stories published, and has been published in over a dozen languages.
Wizard’s Tower Press is owned and managed by Cheryl Morgan and based in the UK. Cheryl has won four Hugo awards for her online writing and editing. Cheryl is a director of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc.