John Scalzi Inks 13-Book Deal Contract with Tor

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Bestselling author John Scalzi has inked a substantial book deal with Tor Books.

The sci-fi author will write thirteen books – 10 adult and three young adult titles – over the next 10 years for the publisher. The deal, reportedly $3.4 million, was led by Ethan Ellenberg of Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Titles will include a new far-future space opera series, as well as sequels to “Lock In.”

“Well, now I know what I’m doing for the next decade,” said Scalzi in a statement. “And that’s a good thing. In an era when publishing is in flux, this contract with Tor will let me spend more of my time doing what readers want me to do: writing books and making new stories for them to enjoy. It also gives both me and Tor a stable, long-term base to grow our audience, not only among established science fiction and fantasy fans, but among readers of all sorts. Science fiction is mainstream culture now, and there are so many people discovering just how much there is to enjoy in these stories of ours. We have much more to share. That’s what we’re going to do.”