Monday, November 16, 2009

Pyr Publishing!

There's a publishing company out there making a buzz! You may know who it is based off the fabulous authors they have come to swallow whole, like a frog swallowing mayflies, that the meager authorial mass may be added to the collective might of the industry. Fantastic authors such as Tom Lloyd, James Barclay, JOE "MUTHAFUGGIN" ABERCROMBIE.

And! Yes, that's right, it seems as though Sam "Sharkpuncher" Sykes (I gave myself that nickname because it sounded cool; also, I know the site is under construction, shut up) will be joining the stable kept by the highly praised (deserving every ounce of it) Lou Anders, Hugo-nominated editor and all-around nice guy.

What does this mean for you, the kind and gentle reader? Several things! First of all, this being as close as two authors can possibly get before the fierce undercurrent of rivalry and insecurity tears them apart, I can now officially ask Tom Lloyd for money.

More importantly, though, it means Tome of the Undergates will be available in the United States by 2010, courtesy of Pyr! I'm excited! Are you excited? I'm excited!

This now officially raises the things I have in common with Joe Abercrombie to:

Things we have in common: Pyr Publishing, Heyne Publishing, Mynx Publishing, the all-important Gollancz-Orion Publishing, a fondness for fine beers and a fierce love for all things David Bowie.

Things Joe Abercrombie does not have in common with me: A strong, creamy moral center of virtue, five inches (of height), three inches (of waistline), the ability to chew bricks for extended periods of time and biceps the size of overfed platypuses.

Things I do not have in common with Joe Abercrombie: Like, a million books sold and the respect and adoration of readers worldwide.

I hope you are as thrilled about this recent development as I am.

...especially you.


  1. I AM thrilled, Sam, I AM.

    But three inches of waistline?

    Three yards, maybe.

    Amen on the Bowie, though.

    Best, Joe A

  2. Cool! I can't wait to read it!!!

    P.S and I am such a total tool that only now I realised you WERE at the Gollancz party weren't you? and we even chatted!

    Ana (book smugglers)

  3. Congratulations! I love Pyr and I'm excited to read your work when its published. I always trust Lou Ander's judgement when it comes to picking great authors.

  4. Congratulations! That's wonderful news.

  5. Nice, welcome to the Gollancz/Heyne/Pyr family!