Solaris Books

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Solaris Books
Solaris Logo BLACK.jpg
Parent company Rebellion Developments
Founded February 2007
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Oxford
Distribution Simon & Schuster
Key people Jonathan Oliver, Editor-in-Chief
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Science fiction
Dark fantasy
Official website

Solaris Books is an imprint which focuses on publishing science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy novels and anthologies. The range includes titles by both established and new authors. The range is owned by Rebellion Developments and distributed to the UK and US booktrade via local divisions of Simon & Schuster.


Solaris Books was founded in February 2007 by BL Publishing, to trade alongside their existing licence-based imprint the Black Library, and the then-existing Black Flame imprint. When asked why BLP had started the new imprint, Consulting Editor George Mann stated that "...between... the major corporate publishers... and... the small and independent press... there seems to be little or no room left for the midlist,"[1] and that Solaris would provide a mass-market platform for up-and-coming writers, or established writers with smaller readerships.

In September 2009, it was announced that Solaris Books had been bought by Rebellion Developments, who also publish comics and graphic novels under 2000 AD imprint and genre fiction under the Abaddon Books imprint, for an undisclosed sum.[2] The imprint came under the leadership of Abaddon editor Jonathan Oliver, who ran both imprints side by side as Editor-in-Chief, along with editors David Moore and Jenni Hill.[3]

The new team continues to publish books in the Solaris tradition, maintaining existing relationships with authors such as Brian Lumley, Andy Remic and Juliet McKenna and also discovering new voices in the SF and fantasy genres. As of August 2010, Solaris had published seventy-three titles by twenty-nine authors,[4] including anthologies and new editions of out-of-print titles.




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Solaris Books: The Interview, VanderWorld, 11 April 2006
  2. ^ Rebellion acquires Solaris imprint, The Book Seller, 3 September 2009
  3. ^ Staff, Solaris Books, 1 October 2009
  4. ^ Authors, Solaris Books, 1 August 2010
  5. ^ 2009 Hugo Award Nominations, The Hugo Awards, 19 March 2009
  6. ^ 2010 Hugo Award Nominees – Details, The Hugo Awards, 4 April 2010
  7. ^ 3rd Annual Black Quill Winners, Dark Scribe Magazine, 7 February 2010
  8. ^ Shirley Jackson Award 2009 Winners Archived 31 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Shirley Jackson Awards, 11 July 2010
  9. ^ 2009 Bram Stoker Award Nominees, Horror Writers' Association, 1 March 2010
  10. ^ Sidewise Awards Results, SF Awards Watch, 6 August 2010
  11. ^ Winners and Finalists, Uchronia, 1 August 2009
  12. ^ 2008 Locus Award Finalists, Locus Online, 23 April 2010
  13. ^ 2008 Hugo Award Nominees, The Hugo Awards, 21 March 2008
  14. ^ Winners and Finalists, Uchronia, 1 August 2009


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