Tor published the first six books in the series beginning in 2004 and will start publishing the new books in 2015. Stross has been nominated for more than ten Hugo Awards and won twice to date.
“Charles Stross is one candidate for the best SF writer of the decade, and to relaunch The Merchant Princes with three new books has been one of my great editorial hopes,” says senior editor, David Hartwell. “I couldn't be happier than if a sequel to Robert A Heinlein’s Stranger In A Strange Land was discovered!”
Bella Pagan, senior commissioning editor with Tor in the UK, adds, “I’m a big fan of Charles Stross’ hugely exciting Merchant Princes books, so I’m really delighted we could do a deal for this new series. These near-future thrillers are the book equivalent of catnip.”
Pan Macmillan/Tor UK will also reissue the first Merchant Princes books in three two-book omnibuses from April, with three in three months.