Pyr (publisher)

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Pyr (publisher)
Logo pyr.jpg
Parent company Prometheus Books
Founded 2005
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Amherst, New York
Fiction genres science fiction and fantasy
Official website www.pyrsf.com

Pyr is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Prometheus Books, launched in March 2005 with the publication of John Meaney's Paradox.

Prometheus Books' name was derived from Prometheus, the Titan from Greek mythology who gave fire to humans. The name Pyr, the Greek word for fire, was chosen to continue this connection to fire and the liveliness of imagination.

Lou Anders has served as Pyr's editorial director since its inception.

Authors published by Pyr[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Further recommendations and endorsements[edit]

  • Kay Kenyon, Bright of the Sky - selected as one of PW's Best Books of the Year for 2007.
  • Ian McDonald, Brasyl - selected as the number two title in Amazon's Best Books of 2007 - Top 10 Editors' Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy for 2007.
  • Ian McDonald, Brasyl - selected as one of Amazon's Best of the Year, So Far: Hidden Gems for 2007.
  • Locus magazine Recommended Reading: 2006 : Joe Abercombie - The Blade Itself, Justina Robson - Keeping It Real
  • Pyr Books included in the B&N Editor's Choice: Top Ten SF&F Novels of 2006: David Louis Edelman - Infoquake (#1), Sean Williams - The Crooked Letter, John Meaney - Resolution
  • 2 Pyr Books included in Waterstone's Top Ten SF for 2006: Joel Shepherd - Crossover, Chris Roberson - Paragaea: A Planetary Romance
  • 3 Pyr Books included in Bookgasm's Top Five SciFi Books of 2006 - Ian McDonald - River of Gods (#1), Joel Shepherd - Crossover, David Louis Edelman - Infoquake
  • Sean Williams, The Hanging Mountains selected as a BookSense Notable Book for July
  • Kay Kenyon, Bright of the Sky - one of four novels selected by ReaderCon "the con that assigns homework" for their attendees to read pre-convention
  • Justina Robson, Silver Screen selected for Kirkus Reviews Best SF&F Books of 2005
  • John Meaney, Paradox - #2 on Barnes & Noble's Editor's Choice: Top Ten SF&F Novels of 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2011 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2010 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  3. ^ a b "2009 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "2008 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  5. ^ a b c "2007 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  6. ^ "2006 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  7. ^ "2005 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 

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