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Norilana Books Acquires Dystopian Powerhouse Novel by John Grant


Norilana Books has acquired Leaving Fortusa, a mind-blowing dystopian novel in ten episodes of the future of humanity by award-winning author John Grant. The title is scheduled for trade hardcover release in the fall of 2008.

John Grant is author of some seventy books, of which about twenty-five are fiction, including novels such as The World, Albion, The Hundredfold Problem, The Far-Enough Window, and The Dragons Of Manhattan. His "book-length fiction" Dragonhenge, illustrated by Bob Eggleton, was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was The Stardragons. His first story collection, Take No Prisoners, appeared in 2004.

He is editor of New Writings In The Fantastic and co-editor with John Clute of The Encyclopedia Of Fantasy, and wrote in their entirety all three editions of The Encyclopedia Of Walt Disney's Animated Characters; both encyclopedias are standard reference works in their field. Among his latest nonfictions have been Discarded Science and Corrupted Science; he is currently working on their companion volume, Bogus Science, on a book about film noir, and on "a cute rhyming book for kids about a velociraptor."

As John Grant he has received two Hugo Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and a number of other international literary awards. Under his real name, Paul Barnett, he has written the space operas Strider's Galaxy and Strider's Universe, and for a number of years ran the world-famous fantasy-artbook imprint Paper Tiger, for this work earning a Chesley Award and a nomination for the World Fantasy Award. He is currently Consultant Editor to the publisher AAPPL (Artists' & Photographers' Press Ltd.).

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