The Hunger Games helped to transform the landscape of publishing, convincing a ton of people that young adult novels could be important, serious books. It touched off a huge boom in books for teenagers about dystopian futures, and spawned a hit movie, with more on the way. In many ways, booklovers are living in the…
When we saw Corwin Ericson's Swell, just accepted for publication, described as "Neil Gaiman's American Gods meets John Barth's Giles Goatboy," we had to find out more. And what we discovered involved terrible technological crimes against whales.
Ralph Vicinanza, a literary agent who specialized in foreign rights, died suddenly at his home on Saturday. For two decades, he represented such high-powered authors as Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, Carl Sagan, Robert A. Heinlein, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett and Kim Stanley Robinson, primarily in overseas…
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:
The long rise of Philip K. Dick's reputation, from out-of-print obscurity during much of the '70s and '80s to celebrated film projects and literary respectability, is well known to io9 readers. But the author has just taken another step uptown.
How easy is it to nail down the genre of a novel you're working on? Agent Nathan Bransford polled the readers of his blog about the genres they're writing, and it turned into a free-for-all about the terror of genres.
So you've written the greatest science fiction novel in the universe. Congratulations! So how do you turn this towering achievement into the fame and fortune your genius deserves? We went to the "Ask A Pro" panel at WisCon to find out.