Saturday, April 18, 2009
New direction for Flux
I'm a great fan of Llewellyn Worldwide’s YA imprint, Flux, which has published teen fiction for the past three years (think Lament, Dust of 100 Dogs, etc.) and word is that they are moving in a new direction this fall with the release of its first graphic novel: Black Is for Beginnings. The book is a continuation of Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue Is for Nightmares series of four novels, the first of which launched the Flux line in 2006.
Black Is for Beginnings has been adapted by comic-book writer Barbara Kesel and illustrated by Janina Gorrissen. Flux acquisitions editor Brian Farrey intends to expand into new genres “just a little bit more,” and has plans to acquire more fantasy and science fiction, or, as he describes it, “speculative fiction—grounded in the real world, but looking at it through a fantastical lens." Sounds good. To read more, click here.