Phoenix Pick

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Phoenix Pick
Parent company Arc Manor
Founded 2007
Founder Shahid Mahmud
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Rockville, Maryland
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Science Fiction & Fantasy
Official website

Phoenix Pick is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor Publishers based in Rockville, Maryland. Both Phoenix Pick and its parent company, Arc Manor, are managed by Shahid Mahmud.[citation needed]

Phoenix Pick publishes many classic and semi-classic works of science fiction and fantasy. These include Dark Universe (1961) and Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F. Galouye, Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (1939) by L. Sprague de Camp (with related stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake, and S. M. Stirling) and The Long Tomorrow (1955) by Leigh Brackett (who was also one of the screen writers for The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the second film of the original Star Wars trilogy).

In 2010, Phoenix Pick published two novellas nominated for the Nebula Award: Act One by Nancy Kress and Arkfall by Carolyn Gilman. Act One was also nominated for the Hugo Award.[citation needed] That year, Phoenix Pick also published Ceres by L. Neil Smith, a finalist for the Prometheus Award.[citation needed]

Other publications include Alexei and Cory Panshin's Hugo-Award-winning study on science fiction, The World Beyond the Hill (1989) and the Phoenix Science Fiction Classics series. The series publishes a number of annotated classic texts (with commentary) specifically geared toward college students. PSF Classics is edited by Paul Cook, and authors represented in this series include H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.[citation needed]

The Stellar Guild[edit]

In July 2011, Phoenix Pick announced The Stellar Guild series. With five-time Hugo Award winner Mike Resnick as editor, the series pairs bestselling science fiction and fantasy authors with lesser known authors to help give them greater visibility. Each writer in the pair contributes a story set in the same universe, specifically written for the series.[1]

The books published to date are:

  1. Tau Ceti by Kevin J. Anderson with Steven Savile (November 14, 2011)[2] — Story of The Beacon, a generation ship launched from an Earth tearing itself apart from its exhaustive demand for resources and aimed at Sarbras, a habitable planet circling Tau Ceti.
  2. Reboots by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin (November 26, 2011)[2] — Follows a mixed crew consisting of zombies, werewolves and vampires in the closed confines of a spacecraft.
  3. On the Train by Harry Turtledove and Rachel Turtledove (September 25, 2012)[2]
  4. When the Blue Shift Comes by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (October 25, 2012)[2]
  5. New Under the Sun by Nancy Kress and Therese Pieczynski (November 15, 2013)[2]
  6. The Aethers of Mars by Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon (May 6, 2014)[2]
  7. Red Tide by Larry Niven and Brad R. Torgersen/Matthew J. Harrington (October 15, 2014)[2]
  8. INCI by Mike Resnick and Tina Gower (August 19, 2015)[2]
  9. Wishing on a Star by Jody Lynn Nye and Angelina Adams (November 14, 2015)[2]

Authors published[edit]


  1. ^ "Best Selling Fiction Authors Sign On to New Publishing Project Assisting Newer Authors". PRWeb. July 19, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Stellar Guild Series". Retrieved February 22, 2015. 

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