Debut SF author Wesley Chu’s two-book deal with Angry Robot

Angry Robot has scooped another fantastic debut author with the signing of Chicago-based science fiction writer Wesley Chu.

The World English Rights deal – negotiated between Angry Robot editor Lee Harris and Russell Galen of the Scovil, Galen and Ghosh Literary Agency – is for the first two books in The Lives of Tao: a high-octane sci-fi action series that mashes up Jason Bourne, Chuck and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Both books are scheduled for publication in 2013.

The Lives of Tao follows out-of-shape loser and IT technician Roen, who finds his world turned inside out and upside down when a friendly alien hitches a ride inside his mind. Because this is no ordinary friendly alien: the entity in question is a secret agent, fighting an aeons-old war against the Genjix, a rival alien organisation hell-bent on destroying the Earth in their quest to return to their rightful place in the galaxy.

Roen has his work cut out for him. He needs to develop a stiff jab, make the grade as a covert operative and find a way to save the planet, all while being hunted by the deadly agents of the Genjix.”