Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Universe is Expanding Already

So, Publishers Weekly has done their annual cover story on science fiction and fantasy. "Is the Universe Expanding or Contracting" by Bethanne Kelly Patrick and Michael Coffey proclaims that "Today's bestselling science fiction is outside the genre—Atwood, Niffenegger, Crichton" and then asks editors from a variety of SFF houses for a "hot" current title to plug. (Can you guess ours?)

I haven't seen the print issue yet, though a friend alerted me to the fact that my name may be mispelled there, so I'm curious to confirm that. Also, don't get me wrong - I am very grateful to be included in their roundup for the third year in a row (previous two here and here), but I generated enough material for this interview that once I confirm that the little bit that's online is all they took in print as well, I may come back here with an outtakes blog post!

7 comments:

dave hutchinson said...

Hm...

Lou Anders said...

Hmm?

Robert said...

OMMMM...

Tim Akers said...

I shall read it when my father mails me his copy, as he does every year at this time. It's a ritual with us. He will paperclip the fantasy stuff, and scibble little notes that probably read "You could write this?" or something, but it's hard to say because, really, the man's handwriting is nearly as bad as mine. And that is as far as my father will penetrate into my particular genre-oriented world. Huzzah.

dave hutchinson said...

Sorry, Lou, I was just `hm'ing at that line about why the genre is having a hard time retaining readers. It's been one of those weeks, please forgive me.

Lou Anders said...

No worries. Still haven't gotten my copy in the mail yet, btw. Hmmm.

dave hutchinson said...

Ah, can't a bloke go `Hm' without everybody taking the piss?