We’re Getting 90 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books in 2016, Courtesy of Orbit
My brain is already exploding at the sheer word count I have to look forward to.
Fans of science fiction and fantasy, rejoice! Orbit Books announced yesterday that they’ll be publishing a total of 90 new books in the combined genres in the year 2016, effectively increasing their SF/F output by 50%.
This news comes after an undoubtedly great year for Orbit; the publisher has been putting out great books by such acclaimed authors as N.K. Jemisin, Gail Carriger and Ann Leckie. According to Tim Holman, SVP of Orbit Books and Hachette Book Group, now is exactly the right time to be making a major push in the world of science fiction and fantasy:
There is a huge and diverse audience for SF and Fantasy out there, and it’s the perfect time to be expanding the list. Orbit is currently the fastest growing SF and Fantasy imprint in the U.S. with an increasing number of New York Times bestsellers – most recently Ann Leckie, whose debut ANCILLARY JUSTICE was also the first novel to win every major SF award. Since our launch in 2008, we have been committed to publishing the most exciting authors in the field and looking for creative ways to connect with new readers. We’re very much looking forward to building on the success we’ve had, expanding the publishing team, and welcoming more authors to the list.
While it’s important to remain realistic about the publishing industry as a whole, it’s also really exciting that a major publisher is making this kind of commitment and investment in science fiction and fantasy.
We can’t wait to find out more about the upcoming titles for next year! Are there any authors at Orbit you’d like to read more from?
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