• Posts Tagged ‘Publishing’

    The Death Of A Thousand Lashes

    by  • September 24, 2009 • Publishing • 0 Comments

    For a significant part of my working life, I laboured in the print and broadcast news media, and I still provide media consultancy to various organisations. More than anyone, I know how the voice of the people is deeply unrepresentative of the wider population. But nowhere is that clearer than among those who comment...

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    No Elves in Greece

    by  • November 8, 2007 • Fantasy, Publishing • 10 Comments

    Every country gets the fantasy it needs, it seems, whether that’s elves and wizards in the UK, US and Australia, or fantasy more rooted in the real world in Germany and Greece. I always thought fantasy was pretty much a universal genre, with many of its tropes based in ancient story-forms. But a correspondent,...

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    Selling Fantasy By The Pound

    by  • October 20, 2007 • Fantasy, Publishing, SF • 6 Comments

    Fantasy and SF for the connoisseur or for mainstream tastes: which path should a publishing house follow? That’s an interesting debate which the ever-erudite Lou Anders has raised on his blog. When founding the excellent Pyr imprint, Lou and his team took the conscious decision to publish what Norman Spinrad called “science fiction written...

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    Saving Science Fiction

    by  • January 4, 2007 • Publishing • 0 Comments

    Warren Ellis has contributed to the debate about the slow, sad decline of science fiction as a publishing powerhouse with an interesting notion: that we should stop building ‘castles in the air’, as he says – ie writing about wild and wacky futures – but concentrate on the world around us with an SF...

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    Bush Telegraph In An Interwub Stylee

    by  • January 3, 2007 • Publishing • 0 Comments

    My publisher, Victor Gollancz, has started a new email newsletter which will give you the chance to win lots of swag, find out advance news about fantasy, SF and horror books and get exclusive interviews and extracts. Sign up for it here. And a happy New Year to you all. I am now officially...

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    Coming Up…

    by  • November 24, 2006 • Publishing • 0 Comments

    New limited edition, exclusive books coming from PS Publishing: PAST MAGIC — Ian MacLeod (collection) (ready to ship late this month) THE VOYAGE OF NIGHT SHINING WHITE — Chris Roberson (novella) (ready to ship late this month) ILLYRIA — Elizabeth Hand (novella) (shipping in December) JULIAN — Robert Charles Wilson (novella) (shipping in December)...

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    The Age of Heroes?

    by  • August 13, 2006 • Publishing • 8 Comments

    Fiction is not disconnected from the real world.  This might be stating the obvious, but some people seem to think that books just get written, published and sold at the whim of authors and publishers.  But it’s possible to map out a correlation between trends in publishing and real world events.  That’s just common sense...

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