Happy Ninth Birthday Pyr! Hard to believe it's only been nine years, especially considering how many awards they've won.
Technology is changing how you read and write everything — but short fiction is at the center of the technological vortex of change. At Worldcon, we attended a panel about the future of short fiction, and learned just how the world of short stories is changing.
Now that science fiction and fantasy are accounting for a bigger share of young adult titles, it's only natural that SF publishers would want to move into publishing YA themselves. Pyr Books will publish some titles aimed at younger readers.
Great news for stateside fans of Ken MacLeod. His latest novel, The Restoration Game (Orbit UK), will be available from smartypants publisher Pyr Books in the United States in fall 2011 - and Pyr publisher Lou Anders says the cover will be designed by award-winner Stephen Martinere. The Restoration Game is a videogame…
Fast-rising SF publisher Pyr Books has opened the floodgates to unagented submissions of epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban fantasy novels. (As Pyr's blog entry says, this makes the publisher one of "those few publishers fool enough to accept unagented, unsolicited material." Pyr's Lou Anders adds:
We were intrigued to hear Pyr Books was publishing a "steampunk superhero" novel by George Mann, but the details turned out to be even cooler than that sounds. Plus you can read Mann's fiction online.