Cosmos Literary Agency offers the global licenses — including film, television, radio and other media — to the short stories and novels by some of the UK’s most prolific authors of science fiction, detective mysteries and westerns. Authors include Sydney J. Bounds, John Burke, Ernest Dudley, John Russell Fearn, Norman Firth, John Glasby, James Ronald, E.C. Tubb and Gerald Verner.
Cosmos specializes in suggesting and licensing short stories for thematic anthology books, notably detective mysteries and science fiction.
Major radio, television and movie adaptations have been made from stories by Bounds, Dudley, and E.C. Tubb, whose stories “Lucifer” and “Fallen Angel” inspired the new movie 57 Seconds, starring Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman. Contact us to discuss media licensing details.
Since 1979, Cosmos Literary Agency has represented some of the finest practitioners of genre fiction. Science fiction, mystery, westerns, horror and romance.
Philip Harbottle, CEO of Cosmos Literary Agency, is an editor, publisher, agent and science-fiction researcher and critic. His area of expertise is British science fiction, but his general knowledge of the field has led to rewarding partnerships for authors and publishers alike.
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has dubbed him "the world authority on the works of John Russell Fearn." His long collaboration with E.C. Tubb has led to the major motion picture 57 Seconds, due out in September 2023, starring Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman, based upon Tubb's story "I, Lucifer."
At one point he edited Vision of Tomorrow magazine, and he curates numerous anthologies for various publishers.