The deal, concluded by Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris and Posey, is for two books in the Duskwalker Cycle – a dark science fiction saga set in a post-apocalyptic America; a dying world where might prevails.
Of the acquisition, Harris said: “I’d been hoping to find a great new post-apocalypse series for some time, and when Jay’s manuscript hit my desk I couldn’t have been more delighted. It has everything you want from a novel – a great story, great setting and a fantastic cast of characters.”
The first installment, Three, will be published worldwide in Autumn 2013, with the second book to follow in 2014.
Posey is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter by trade. He started working in the video game industry in 1998, and has been writing professionally for over a decade. Currently employed as Senior Narrative Designer at Red Storm Entertainment, he’s spent around eight years writing and designing for Tom Clancy’s award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises.
A contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Posey has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities, on topics ranging from basic creative writing skills to advanced material specific to the video game industry.
Posey said he is thrilled to be joining the Angry Robot team:
It’s incredibly gratifying to have been invited to work with such an amazing group of hyper-intelligent and almost painfully attractive people, and it also conveniently completes Phase Three of my five-phase plan for world domination, so it’s clearly win-win. For me, I mean.”
In Three, the first book of the Duskwalker Cycle, the world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more. But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantel of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.