Monday, October 27, 2008

Introducing guest blogger Lou Anders, Editorial Director of Pyr Books

Next up on my list of Swivet guest bloggers is Lou Anders, Editorial Director of Pyr Books, the SF/F imprint of Prometheus Books. Lou will be popping in every now and then to talk about publishing from an editor's perspective, as well as giving commentary on the state of genre publishing as a whole.

Lou has an impressive background in genre publishing. He is a 2008/2007 Hugo Award nominee, a 2007 Chesley Award nominee and a 2006 World Fantasy Award nominee. In addition to running Pyr Books, he is the editor of the anthologies Fast Forward 2 (Pyr, October 2008), Sideways in Crime (Solaris, June 2008), Fast Forward 1 (Pyr, February 2007), FutureShocks (Roc, January 2006), Projections: Science Fiction in Literature & Film (MonkeyBrain, December 2004), Live Without a Net (Roc, 2003), and Outside the Box (Wildside Press, 2001).

In 2000, he served as the Executive Editor of, 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 The Believer, Publishers Weekly, 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, Greek, German, Italian and French, and have appeared online at, and

Lou keeps a website and popular blog of his own, Bowing to the Future, as well as contributing the Pyr Books blog. (He's a busy guy!)

I'm thrilled that Lou has agreed to guest blog at the Swivet! Please welcome him!

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