Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Congratulations to Wheel of Time's publisher Tor Books that won Locus' Best SF/Fantasy Publisher Award for the eleventh year in a row, a testimony both to their consistency and their central place in American Science-Fiction and Fantasy. With the launch of Tor.Com, a wide-ranging community site devoted to SF and Fantasy at large, Tor Books is more present than ever.
An imprint of MacMillan Books, Tor is still presided by its founder Tom Doherty. It's home not only to Jim Rigney's works but to many of the best writers' in the genres, from veterans like Gene Wolfe to rising stars like Brandon Sanderson. It has also enjoyed collaborations from some of the best artisans in the field over the years, from Harriet McDougall Rigney to the late Jim Baen.
Tor author Paul Melko also won the 2009 Locus Award for Best First Novel, for Singularity's Ring