Monday, May 23, 2011

Signing in the Waldenbooks by Parnell Hall

Thanks to Mike Resnick for turning me onto this brilliant bit of musical honesty and self promotion:

And here's one of Parnell Hall's books.

Beware the Giant Fire Breathing Robot

I'm a guest today on episode 80 of the Giant Fire Breathing Robot podcast. They say, "Andrew and Ashley pick the brain of Lou Anders, the steady hand at the wheel of Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. We’d make the easy “what’s a book joke” here, but this interview is so full of great info and kick-ass book recommendations that we’ll just let the audio speak for itself. Lou gives tips for people who want to do his job, and he gives some great info for people who fancy themselves the next Tolkien."

You can listen at the link above, or download from iTunes. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm not going to BEA but...

The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1)
Pyr will be represented at Book Expo America in the Prometheus Books booth, #4566.

Book Expo America is a trade only event that delivers the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, and industry professionals anywhere in North America. It takes place at the Javits Center in New York City.

In the BEA autographing area, Clay and Susan Griffith, co-authors of the Vampire Empire trilogy, will be signing copies of book one, The Greyfriar, as well as giving away bookmarks for book two, The Rift Walker, which will be published in September. BEA attendees, get your signed copy at Table #25 on Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 - 11:30 am EST.

The Pyr Fall-Winter 2011-2012 catalog will be available at booth #4566, as will publisher staff in marketing, publicity, ebooks, and sales. Pyr Editorial Director Lou Anders will NOT be at BEA this year, but please do say hello to the rest of us! If you're a book reviewer or blogger interested in Pyr and are attending BEA, feel free to email and let us know you'll be stopping by.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Locus Award Finalists

The Dervish HouseSwords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and SorceryThe 2011 Locus Award Finalists have been announced and it's with great pleasure that I discovered that Ian McDonald's The Dervish House (which I edited for Pyr) is up in the category of Best Novel as well as Swords & Dark Magic, (which I co-edited with Jonathan Strahan for Eos) in the category of Best Anthology. And from that anthology, Joe Abercrombie's "The Fool Jobs" is in the category of Best Novelette.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Masked and Anonymous

MaskedLubbock Online has posted a review of my superhero prose anthology, Masked. They write:
"Verdict: Thumbs up. Any sort of anthology like this is going to have some good stories and some not-so-good stories, and I'm glad to say that most of these fall on the good side of the equation. Far and away, my favorite stories were the ones by Gail Simone, Bill Willingham, and Paul Cornell, but the majority of the stories in this book are just plain great. ....Not a perfect anthology, but certainly one of the better ones of this type I've seen. if you're a superhero fan, this is definitely something you'll want to pick up."