Ranger John passed along this information related to a name from the B5 past! Lou Anders was the on-site reporter for the
Babylon 5 magazine from Titan and later managing editor at Bookface.com. Lou, good luck in your latest endeavor.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2004
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jill Maxick, Director of Publicity, Prometheus Books
or Lou Anders, Senior Editor/Editorial Director, Pyr
Prometheus Books Introduces Science Fiction/Fantasy Imprint
Pyr Poised to Set the Science Fiction World on Fire
Prometheus Books is proud to announce the launch of Pyr, a new science
fiction and fantasy imprint, with titles anticipated in Spring 2005.
Prometheus Books is entering its thirty-fifth year of successful independent
publishing; since 1969, Prometheus has been a leader in publishing books for
the scientific, professional, library, educational, popular and consumer
For founder Paul Kurtz, the progression from popular science nonfiction to
science fiction and fantasy is a natural one.
Science and science fiction have a long history of mutual inspiration and
admiration that stretches back at least as far as the 19th Century, says
Kurtz, Science fiction is vital for the human person. It feeds the mind,
the heart, and the creative imagination. At its best, it can inspire
positive images of the future.
Prometheus Books took its name from the courageous Greek god who gave fire
to humans, lighting the way to reason, intelligence, and independence. Pyr,
the Greek word for fire, continues this connection to fire and the
liveliness of imagination.
Prometheus Books has tested the waters of science fiction before, most
notably with the well-reviewed Nothing Sacred (2004) and its prequel,
Galactic Rapture (2000), by Tom Flynn. Launching a dedicated imprint proves
the commitment Prometheus Books is making to the genre.
Lou Anders has been named Editorial Director of Pyr. Anders joins Prometheus
with over nine years of experience in science fiction and fantasy
entertainment and media. He is the editor of four anthologies, including
Live Without a Net (Roc, July 2003) and has published over 500 magazine
articles. Previously, Anders was Executive Editor of online publishing site
Bookface.com and the Los Angeles Liaison for Titan Publishing Group.
Currently, he serves as the Senior Editor of Argosy Magazine.
The challenge of developing a new imprint from the ground up with its own
identity yet one that complements Prometheus is an exciting prospect, notes
Anders. Since the start of the new millennium, we've been seeing a
renaissance of speculative fiction. With Pyr, we'll be looking to create
science fiction for the Next Age.
I received a note from Bob Furnell, publisher of a fan magazine called TELLYVISION dedicated to
American, British and Canadian television. He writes:
I'm looking for individuals who might be interested in writing articles
for the magazine on any aspect of "Babylon 5, Crusade" or any other tv
show that your interested in.
As its a fan magazine, unfortunately we aren't able to pay you for
contributing, but what we are able to offer contributors, is a place
to have your material published, a chance to have that material
exposed to an audience in Canada, the US and the UK, and a free
contributors copy of the issue that your article appears in. Plus,
if you run a TV-related website, I'm even willing to give your site
a plug in the magazine.
So if you're interested in writing for the magazine, I would love to
welcome new contributors/writers on board. You can visit the
magazine's official site at:
http://www.tellyvision.tvheaven.com, and I can also be contacted
by email through the site too.
Thanks for letting me take a few minutes of your time.