Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pyr Love in the Blogs

Jonathan Strahan has some nice things to say about Ian McDonald's River of Gods:
"This surprising and wonderful novel managed to re-establish (or even establish in some places) McDonald’s reputation as one of the best writers working in the field today."

Meanwhile, Louise Marley's very kind comments about the Pyr line overall lead her to reflect on the place of independent publishing in general.

10 comments:

Adam Roberts said...

It’s probably bad form to link to oneself ... but as far as Strahan having a very high opinion of Ian’s wonderful novel, well, I agree:
http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/clarkes2005.htm#mcdonald

Lou Anders said...

Not at all. I remember this from when it came out. I love your Clarke summations.

Aaron Hughes said...

Okay, now that you two gentlemen have met, how about Pyr publishing some Adam Roberts? It is appalling how little of his outstanding work has been printed in the U.S.

Lou Anders said...

Stay tuned....

Aaron Hughes said...

Now that's what I call customer service! Can I get curly fries with my copy of Gradisil?

Lou Anders said...

So I take it you've seen the announcement over at the Pyr blog?

Aaron Hughes said...

Indeed! And I had no idea you took requests.

Let's see, after Gradisil, I'd like On to be your next Adam Roberts release, and then from the U.K. please sign up Roger Levy and James Lovegrove. Next I'll take a Paolo Bacigalupi collection, and could you please persuade Ted Chiang to write a novel, and then . . .

Lou Anders said...

Well, for now let me just say that On is one of my favorite books of the last few years, and while we aren't going to do many more collections, Paolo does have a story in Fast Forward. As to Ted, if only...

Aaron Hughes said...

Folks give me a hard time for not giving any books a perfect 10 rating in my book reviews for Fantastic Reviews, and my answer is that I'm waiting for On to be published in the U.S.

I see you have a tremendous lineup projected for Fast Forward. I'll be looking forward to that (pardon the pun).

Lou Anders said...

Hey thanks.
I'm going to be posting the final-final TOC, with story titles, in a few. It has one or two surprises over what was in the catalog.