Tuesday, June 26, 2007


A Solaris Press Release out today, about which I am suitably excited:

BL Publishing is very excited to announce the purchase of a major new anthology from Hugo Award short-listed editor Lou Anders for its unmissable SOLARIS imprint.


Alternative History Mystery! Sideways in Crime is a brand new anthology of all-original stories from some of the genre’s foremost writers.

Featuring an eclectic range of alternative history crime stories, from Jacobean power-plays to far future empires, this new anthology explores the darker side of the alternative history genre. Includes new stories by Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul Di Filippo, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Theodore Judson, Jack McDevitt, John Meaney, Paul Park, Mike Resnick & Eric Flint, Mary Rosenblum, Chris Roberson, Justina Robson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, SM Stirling and Liz Williams. (Subject to change)

Sideways in Crime will be published simultaneously in both the US and UK by Solaris, in trade paperback, Summer 2008.

Consultant Editor George Mann said of the deal “I’m delighted to be working with Lou. He’s one of the very best editors in the field today and Sideways in Crime is a fantastic exemplifier of his keen eye and depth of knowledge.”

Lou Anders is an editor, author, and journalist. He is the editorial director of Prometheus Books' science fiction imprint Pyr, as well as the anthologies Outside the Box (Wildside Press, January 2001), Live Without a Net (Roc, July 2003), Projections (MonkeyBrain, December 2004), FutureShocks (Roc, January 2006) and Fast Forward 1 (Pyr, February 2007). He served as the senior editor for Argosy Magazine's inaugural issues in 2003-04. In 2000, he served as the Executive Editor of Bookface.com, and before that he worked as the Los Angeles Liaison for Titan Publishing Group. He is the author of The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (Titan Books, 1996), and has published over 500 articles in such magazines as Publishers Weekly, The Believer, Dreamwatch, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Monthly, Babylon 5 Magazine, Sci Fi Universe, Doctor Who Magazine, and Manga Max. His articles and stories have been translated into Danish, German, Greek, French, and Italian, and have appeared online at Believermag.com, SFSite.com, RevolutionSF.com and InfinityPlus.co.uk. Visit him online at www.louanders.com.

Praise for Lou Anders

“All the selections in this outstanding volume prompt thoughtful speculation about what kind of tomorrow we're heading toward and what we'll do when we get there.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review on Fast Forward 1

"Lou Anders is establishing a reputation as one of the most interesting editors of original anthologies…”
Rich Horton, Locus

“Wildly imaginative, thoughtful, and thought-provoking looks at a subject that is nearly unthinkable: a future free from the Internet.”
Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on Live Without a Net

“The year's best original SF anthology...first-rate and highly inventive."
Gardner Dozois, Locus on Live Without a Net

"as good a survey of the latest, greatest and best as you could hope to find. ... Fast Forward 1 is a definite contender for best anthology of the year." — Jonathan Strahan, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

For more information please contact BL Publishing on: solaris@blpublishing.com
or call George Mann on ++44 (0)115 900 4172


Tim Akers said...


Lou Anders said...

My sentiments exactly.

dave hutchinson said...

And may I perhaps venture a HAH!

Lou Anders said...

I see SFScope has picked up the news, but for some reason I have become Lou Andres and I sold to Polaris. A parallel world leaking through?

dave hutchinson said...

Maybe you are Lou Andres and you've been living a lie all these years...

Tim Akers said...

I get that a lot from newsfeeds. I am apparently Tim Aker, and my story Tote has appeared in Interzone 210. Whatevah.

Shara Saunsaucie said...

Hey, many congrats!

Jetse de Vries said...

Congrats Lou!

Looking forward to the antho.

You like English writers, you're doing an English anthology: so when are you going to move to the *real* Birmingham?


Lou Anders said...

I am in the real BirmingHAM, that's the real Burminham.