Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bright of the Sky: PW's Best Books of the Year 2007

This week's Publishers Weekly Cover Story is their Editor Picks for PW's Best Books of the Year 2007.

According to PW, three thousand books are published daily in the U.S., and PW reviewed more than 6,000 of them in 2007, in print and online. From that astounding number, they've culled a best books list covering their favorites in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, religion, lifestyle and children's—150 in all. (That's right, only 150 total books from 6,000 reviewed titles.) And in the SF/Fantasy/Horror category PW selected only seven titles, one of which, we are very pleased to say, is our very own Bright of the Sky: Book One of The Entire and the Rose!

Congratulations to Kay Kenyon from everyone at Pyr/Prometheus! We couldn't be happier!

PW says, "Deft prose, high-stakes suspense and skilled, thorough world building lift this first in a new far-future SF series involving a mishap in interstellar space that sends a family into a parallel universe." Remember, you can read an excerpt from Bright of the Sky here. And feel free to drop by Kay's Journal and congratulate her here.


S.M.D. said...

Well that's a good thing indeed. I just recently reviewed Bright of the Sky. I found it to be rather entertaining. I love the scenes on the train though. Those just had me smiling when I read them. I kept thinking Star Wars Cantina...ahh, the memories.

Congrats though!

Ian Sales said...

Three thousand daily? That's just over a million a year. So reviewing 6,000 in a year is less than a drop in the bucket. 0.5%, in fact :-)

Having said that, from all the mentions I've seen of it, Bright of the Sky sounds as though I would enjoy it.

Lou Anders said...

SMD - very glad you enjoyed it. It reminded me more of Flash Gordon than Star Wars, but then, the former was the inspiration for the latter.

Ian - let me know what you think of it!

S.M.D. said...

I've never seen Flash Gordon. Otherwise I imagine I'd get the same impression.

Lou Anders said...

Ah, well I am talking about the 1936 films, starring Buster Crabbe. These were the direct inspiration for Star Wars. The 1980 film with Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless is also good, in an intentionally-camp way. In no uncertain terms am I ever talking about the Sci Fi Channels horrendous new series. But you ought to go check out either of the others, if only for the sense of history and context they provide.