Slightly late to this news, as I am to most news these days, but a big congratulations is due to Lou Anders, editorial director at Pyr, who acquired and publishes The First Law trilogy in the US, and won the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long Form) over the weekend. Lou has done amazing things at Pyr over the past few years, starting from nothing and building up an imprint that has a great reputation for innovation and quality in presentation and content. In spite of including me among their authors. Richly deserved.
Congratulations Lou Anders
August 24th, 2011
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Deserves it for Swords & Dark Magic if nothing else!
Way to go Lou! Pyr has become perhaps my second favorite publisher, and my first in terms of fantasy.
And Joe…you need a fanclub. Thank you. Your loyal accomplice in the dark art of fiction…
It was great to be in Reno and see Lou win. He was very gracious and deserving. I asked him if he’d put new covers on TFL trilogy like Orbit is doing with your stand alones. He said nah. Too bad. I dig the new ones!
Congrats to Lou Anders! I agree about the Swords & Dark Magic anthology, which was awesome.
Also, completely unrelated: I have listened to the audios of The First Law about a bazillion times and I finally got my dad into them too. He’s now so into them that this weekend, when he and my mom took a 10-hour round-trip car voyage to visit my brother at college he made her listen to it with him the whole way. Which is amazingly hilarious to me. He’s just finishing up the second book, which is a weird place to be introduced to the series. But her first question to me when she got home was, “They’re not really going to kill that nice man, are they?!” I believe we have a convert. (I think she was talking about the Gurkish ambassador to Adua.)