Warren Ellis’ new ebook Dead Pig Collector, whose original June 18 release was canceled when the author split with Mulholland Books, will now debut July 30 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. While the new publisher was revealed last month, a release date hadn’t been announced.
The 99-cent crime novel will launch the publisher’s FSG Originals digital line, which GalleyCat reports will expand this fall with an ebook from Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore). FSG will publish Ellis’ first nonfiction book, Spirit Tracks, next year.
Here’s the synopsis for Dead Pig Collector, which features a cover by Ellis’ Fell collaborator Ben Templesmith: “Dead Pig Collector introduces readers to Mister Sun, a very proficient businessman whose trade is the murder and spotless removal of human beings. Like any businessman, he knows each transaction is only as good as his client—and today’s client, in Los Angeles, has turned out to be so dangerously stupid that Mister Sun’s work and life are now in jeopardy.”