Warren Ellis signs two book deal!
Warren Ellis, the most mad and brilliant writer in comics today, has signed a two book deal with Mulholland Books! This is a huge deal. Mulholland books has an insane roster of talent currently, Charlie Huston/Duane Swiercyznski/Greg Rucka to name a few, and adding Ellis just makes their roster that much more deep. As for the subject of the two novels, Ellis writes of the first, Gun Machine, “In GUN MACHINE, I’m writing about a disruptive event: a small sealed Manhattan apartment filled with hundreds of guns, each one used in a single unsolved homicide. But what I’m talking about is money, the acquisition of power, the deals we make in the name of security, the unique soul-killing exhaustion that comes of caring too much for too long, and the faces madness take in our lives.” As for the other, it will be different. That is all that has been said for now.
I am so fucking stoked for this I cannot even properly communicate it. Ellis is at the very top of fiction writers and, in my eyes and the eyes of many others, can really do no wrong. The premise of Gun Machine sounds brilliant and new. A rare thing these days.