January 7, 2016—LOS ANGELES—Recording artist Simon Curtis today announced that his debut novel, Boy Robot, has been acquired by Simon Pulse for publication in fall 2016. A surprise album, Super 8 Bit Heart, will drop at midnight tonight.
Boy Robot is the first in a planned science fiction trilogy that follows a group of synthetic cell human teens with special abilities as they fight against the government organization that created them, and now wants to destroy them. The fast-paced, high-stakes story explores humanity, the ultimate power of empathy, universal oneness and the greatest battle of all—love vs. fear.
“I’m excited to finally share this book after starting to tell the story years ago in my first album,” Curtis said. “I’ve always made music for people who feel like outsiders, and I’m thrilled to say Boy Robot continues that narrative in a big way.”
Boy Robot will be published on November 15, 2016, and at midnight tonight Curtis is releasing a special re-working of the album that inspired the story. Super 8 Bit Heart will be available at iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Apple Music beginning at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on January 8th.
After starring in the Nickelodeon TV musical, Spectacular! Curtis burst onto the music scene in 2010 with his debut album, 8 Bit Heart and quickly amassed an army of fans on social media. Videos featuring his music have earned more than 100 million YouTube views and his fans have showered him with homage videos based around his lyrics and music.
“We were thrilled to sign Simon as a client last year because he exemplifies our agency’s vision of storytelling across multiple media,” said Laurie McLean, co-founder and partner of Fuse Literary. “We’re the literary agency of the future and Simon is exactly what we’re trying to project through music, words, movies and more.”
“I’m so happy to have acquired this project and to be working with Simon,” said Michael Strother, Editor, Simon Pulse, who acquired the project from McLean at Fuse Literary. “As a long-time fan, it’s been exciting to see the intersection between his music and his writing, and how they inform each other in various ways. I’m glad to be partnered with Simon as his fans follow him on this next step in his career, and into the future.”
Curtis’ Super 8Bit Heart can be downloaded for $9.99 for the album or $.99 per song.
For more information on Simon Curtis go to: http://simon-curtis.com.