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05/11/2003 Entry: "May 2003 Locus"
Some news culled from the latest Locus:
-Philip Pullman sold LYRA'S OXFORD to David Fickling Books. It's an illustrated book which includes a new short story, "Lyra and the Birds," which serves as a bridge between the "His Dark Materials" trilogy and the upcoming THE BOOK OF DUST.
-Laurell K. Hamilton sold two new "Merry Gentry" novels to Transworld.
-Jim Butcher sold three books in new epic fantasy series "Codex Alera," beginning with THE FURIES OF CALDERON, to Ace.
-Alan F. Troop sold books three and four in his "Dragon DelaSangre" series to Roc.
-Sherwood Smith sold two untitled adult fantasies to DAW.
-Anne Lesley Groell, writing as "Kate Brallier," sold paranormal romantic suspense novel SEAL ISLAND to Anna Genoese at Tor.
-Lee Killough's KILLER KARMA, a mystery with a ghost detective, went to Meisha Merlin.
-Charlaine Harris sold UK rights to the first three "Sookie Stackhouse" novels to Orbit.
-Michelle West turned in THE RIVEN SHIELD, fifth in her "Sun Sword" series, to DAW.
-Barb & JC Hendee delivered THIEF OF LIVES, sequel to DHAMPIR, to Jennifer Heddle at Roc. DHAMPIR, published in January, was on its third printing as of March.