Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Quick Wyrm Publishing Update

The last few months have provided more than their fair share of stressful distractions. Several things have been pushed to the side or just plain ignored while I've dealt with those. I'm not out of the woods yet, but I've been making an effort to get things back on track.

There is one project in Wyrm's catalog that has had the appearance of being cursed from day one.... the signed limited edition of Toast by Charles Stross. It was originally scheduled years ago and has been tripping over deadlines ever since. The good news is that is finally in the hands of our printer. If they survive the curse and don't burn down, I should have the books in early September. I'll post another update when they supply the final shipping date.

One of the other things I've been working on is an ebookstore for Wyrm and Clarkesworld. I think it still needs work, but I came to the realization that waiting for perfection was silly. You can now order ebook editions of Realms, Last Drink Bird Head, and back issues of Clarkesworld via the Wyrm Ebookstore. At this time, Wyrm has two stores: one for print and one for ebooks. It might be a bit confusing for some people, but it actually made sense when it came to the features each cart system offered. I hope to pull them together at some point in the future. Anyhow, the ebookstore has PayPal and Google Checkout as payment options. That should cover all your needs. Once paid for, you can download your EPUB or MOBI/Kindle edition and load it onto your reader.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Realms 2 Now Available

Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available in hardcover and trade paperback. Show your support for Clarkesworld Magazine by ordering a copy today. All proceeds from the Realms anthologies go directly to paying for Clarkesworld's fiction. Direct sales from the Wyrm website or as gifts via the Clarkesworld Citizenship Drive, generate the most revenue for the magazine and help ensure its future.

This volume contains twenty-five stories from visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jeffrey Ford, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick and Catherynne M. Valente -- and amazing stories from up-and-comers like Karen Heuler, Paul Jessup, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald and many more!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

UNPLUGGED reviewed by Booklist

"Unplugged aims to showcase the online fiction often neglected in standard best-of-the-year anthologies, and a rousing success it is, containing, among other things, Merrie Haskell's genuinely delightful tale about a girl-prince who, over her parents’ objections, undertakes a risky journey to rescue a princess held in a tower that has brought to ruin many princes before her; she rescues quite a few people. Also prime delightful is the eerie "The Things That Make Us Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away," one of Cory Doctorow's more unnerving forays into the short story. The selections come from a truly excellent assortment of venues, including Tor.com, Lone Star Stories, Baen's Universe, and Farrago’s Wainscot. They constitute a shining example of the good general anthology. Clearly, selecting only online stories imposed no limit on scope, variety, and high quality."
--Booklist (December 15, 2009)

Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy - 2008 Download edited by Rich Horton is available direct from Wyrm Publishing and should be in bookstores shortly. [Amazon, Powells]

Sunday, December 13, 2009

UNPLUGGED: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy

UNPLUGGED: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 2008 Download edited by Rich Horton is now available from the Wyrm Store. Copies should start to appear in bookstores soon.

"A short but superlative substantiation of the quality of speculative fiction being published on the Internet, this exceptional anthology of the best science fiction and fantasy put online in 2008 includes gems by genre luminaries as well as rising stars like Tina Connolly and Beth Bernobich. ... After reading this 14-story compilation, online publishing naysayers may rethink their position." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Last Drink Bird Head

All preordered copies of Last Drink Bird Head charity anthology have been shipped. We have a few remaining copies that were signed by a variety of the contributors and some that were signed by Jeff and Ann.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Last Drink Bird Head, the flash fiction charity anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, is now available for preorder. All proceeds from this book will go to ProLiteracy, an organization that "champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies."

Contributors include Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, and Marly Youmans. (See the ordering page for a full list of contributors.)

This book will be launched at World Fantasy Convention. Check out Jeff's blog for details about the launch party.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now in stock: Tides from the New Worlds by Tobias Buckell

The books arrived today and will be numbered tonight.

Orders will start shipping on the 16th.