Karin Margareta Steen Tidbeck is a Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction. She lives in Malmö and, in addition to her writing, works for a writers organization, Tidbeck debuted with the short story collection Vem är Arvid Pekon. in 2010, followed by the novel Amatka in 2012. The collection made the shortlist for the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. The short story Augusta Prima, originally written in Swedish, was translated into English by Tidbeck who won a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award in the Short Form category, man Av Skugga,2010, ISBN 978-9185253128. Jagannath, Cheeky Frawg,2012, ISBN 978-0985790400, karin Tidbeck at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is a privately-held Stuttgart-based company which owns publishing companies worldwide. The company has published a variety of books, from The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie to classics by Agatha Christie, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway. Other well-known publications of the include the scientific journal Nature. It is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, in 2015, it merged most of its Macmillan Science and Education unit with Springer Science+Business Media, creating the company Springer Nature. Holtzbrinck now owns 53% of the combined company, established by Georg von Holtzbrinck in 1948, the group first began as a German book club. In the 1960s, it purchased Droemer, Rowohlt and S. Fischer Verlag, in 1985, it acquired the retail book division of Holt and Winston, naming it the Henry Holt Book Company. One year later, the company acquired Scientific American magazine for $52.6 million, in 1994, it purchased a majority interest in Farrar, Straus & Giroux from retiring Roger W.
Straus, Jr. A year later, it purchased a 70% majority interest in The Macmillan Group, the policy was changed and Tor titles became available as DRM-free e-books in 2012. The Tor UK label in Britain does the same, the company received a good deal of attention when it bought the leading German social networking platform StudiVZ in January 2007. Holtzbrinck has total sales of 2.1 billion euros, 49% of sales are in Germany. It had 2005 earnings before taxes of 142 million euros, chairman of the group is Stefan von Holtzbrinck. John Sargent is CEO of Macmillan, the company that unites the US-based businesses of the group, in Germany, S. Fischer Verlag O. W. Barth Wolfgang Krüger Argon Verlag Scherz Verlag Fretz & Wasmuth Rowohlt Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur Verlag J. B, martins Press Tom Doherty Associates Tor Books Forge Books Bedford and Worth Publishing Group W. H. Freeman Bedford-St. The Academic Publishing Industry, A Story of Merger and Acquisition – via Northern Illinois University
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Patrick James Nielsen Hayden, is an American science fiction editor, fanzine publisher, reviewer, anthologist and blogger. He is a World Fantasy Award and Hugo Award winner, and is an editor and he changed his last name to Nielsen Hayden on his marriage to Teresa Nielsen in 1979. He was first active in science fiction fandom while living in Toronto in the early 1970s and he continued in Seattle, before moving to the New York area in the 1980s to work professionally in publishing. After moving to New York, he worked at Literary Guild as an editorial assistant and he joined Tor Books in the mid-1980s as an assistant and has worked there ever since. He is a writer and musician and he plays guitar and sings on occasion for the New York rock band Whisperado. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and he has published a number of essays and reviews. He has contributed to a number of books and magazines, including The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction The Map, Rediscovering Rock and Roll. He is one of the instructors at Viable Paradise, a science fiction writing workshop held on Marthas Vineyard.
He used to be active on the Usenet groups rec. arts. sf. * in the 1990s, and SF fans Avram Grumer and Abi Sutherland. He has worked on a number of fanzines over the years, including Twibbet, Tweek, Ecce Fanno, Zed. In 1988, he was one of the editors of The New York Review of Science Fiction. He left the magazine after several issues, hartwell Starlight original science fiction & fantasy anthology series, Starlight 1 – won a World Fantasy Award Starlight 2 Starlight 3 Short Fiction Binding in Aladdin, Master of the Lamp,1992, ed. Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg Sincerity in More Whatdunits,1993, mike Resnick Return in Xanadu,1993, ed. Jane Yolen
The Statesman's Yearbook
The Statesmans Yearbook is a one-volume reference book providing information on the countries of the world. It is published by Palgrave Macmillan, some years later, Thomas Carlyle and William Gladstone, introduced Carlyle’s assistant Frederick Martin to Macmillan. An agreement was signed in December 1862 for A Statistical, thirteen months the first Statesman’s Yearbook went on sale, price 8 shillings and 4 pence. In the preface to this first edition, Martin declared, The great aim has been to insure an absolute correctness of the multiplicity of fact, Frederick Martin presided over the book for twenty years, during which time it became established as a leading reference work. His successor, well-known Scottish journalist John Scott Keltie, took over in 1883, a talented author and scholar and a passionate geographer, he introduced the insertion of thumbnail maps of each country and large political world maps. His passion for the task, sharp mind and amiable nature meant that The Statesman’s Yearbook swiftly adapted to the new world order, Steinberg continued as Editor until 1969 when his assistant, John Paxton, took over.
Brian Hunter edited between 1990 and 1997 and Barry Turner took over in 1997, Frederick Martin Sir John Scott-Keltie Mortimer Epstein S. H. Steinberg John Paxton Brian Hunter Barry Turner The 149th edition of The Statesmans Yearbook was published in September 2012. The Statesman’s Yearbook is online and in September 2009 the complete archive from 1864 to 2009 was added to the website, the Statesman’s Yearbook 2006, Palgrave Macmillan, www. statesmansyearbook. com www. palgrave. com/reference Hathi Trust. Statesmans Yearbook fulltext, 1865-1908, 1876-1921, etc
Fantasy is a fiction genre set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Most fantasy uses magic or other elements as a main plot element, theme. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds, in popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, fantasy works by many writers, filmmakers. Fantasy is studied in a number of disciplines including English and other studies, cultural studies, comparative literature, history. The identifying trait of fantasy is the reliance on imagination to create narrative elements that do not have to rely on history or nature to be coherent. This differs from realistic fiction in that whereas realistic fiction has to attend to the history and natural laws of reality, an author applies his or her imagination to come up with characters and settings that are impossible in reality. Fantasy has often compared with science fiction and horror because they are the major categories of speculative fiction.
Fantasy is distinguished from science fiction by the plausibility of the narrative elements, a science fiction narrative is unlikely, though seeming possible through logical scientific and/or technological extrapolation, whereas fantasy narratives do not need to be scientifically possible. The imagined elements of fantasy do not need an explanation to be narratively functional. Authors have to rely on the suspension of disbelief, an acceptance of the unbelievable or impossible for the sake of enjoyment. Despite both genres heavy reliance on the supernatural and horror are distinguishable, horror primarily evokes fear through the protagonists weaknesses or inability to deal with the antagonists. Beginning perhaps with the earliest written documents and other elements that would come to define fantasy. MacDonald was an influence on both J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The other major fantasy author of this era was William Morris, lord Dunsany established the genres popularity in both the novel and the short story form.
Many popular mainstream authors began to write fantasy at this time, including H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Indeed, juvenile fantasy was considered more acceptable than fantasy intended for adults, nathaniel Hawthorne wrote fantasy in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, intended for children, though works for adults only verged on fantasy. Political and social trends can affect a societys reception towards fantasy, in the early 20th century, the New Culture Movements enthusiasm for Westernization and science in China compelled them to condemn the fantastical shenmo genre of traditional Chinese literature
Maria Dahvana Headley
Maria Dahvana Headley is an American novelist, memoirist and playwright. She is a New York Times-bestselling author as well as editor and her work includes the young adult space fantasy novel Magonia and Queen of Kings, an alternate history/fantasy novel about Cleopatra. Her short story Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream, originally published in Lightspeed magazine in July 2012, was a 2012 Nebula Award nominee and her short story The Traditional was a finalist for the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award. Maria Dahvana Headley was born June 21,1977 in Estacada, after graduating from Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho, in 1995, she attended New York University, where she studied dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program. In October,2015, Farrar and Girouxg editor Sean McDonald acquired The Mere Wife at auction, in 2014, HarperCollins acquired the young adult novel Magonia and a sequel. Magonia, the story of a 16-year-old girl with a mysterious breathing disease who finds herself on a sky ship in the kingdom of Magonia, was published in April 2015.
It received a review in Publishers Weekly in February,2015. It was a New York Times Young Adult bestseller in 2015, the sequel, was published in 2016. It was purchased as part of a trilogy deal, the hardcover was released in 2011. In 2006, Hyperion published her memoir, The Year of Yes, the Year of Yes is a 2006 Finalist in The Books for a Better Life Award. The Year of Yes was released in hardcover in January 2006 and it was published by Subterranean Press in September 2014. It was named one of NPRs Best Books of 2014, the Traditional, a short story, was published in Lightspeed magazine in 2013. The short story Moveable Beast was published in the anthology Unnatural Creatures in 2013 and it is anthologized in The Years Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2013, edited by Rich Horton. The novelette Game was published by Subterranean Press in 2012 and appeared in The Years Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2013, seeräuber, a short story about a Jenny Haniver, was published by Subterranean Press in late 2012.
Headleys plays, Drive Me and Last of the Breed, have produced at Boise Contemporary Theater in Boise. Her story Some Gods of El Paso, a Tor. com Original, was published in October 2015, delany, E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Nalo Hopkinson and Gaiman. She has been an author at ABA Winter Institute, Wordstock. Headley lived in Seattle for many years before returning to New York, official website Maria Dahvana Headley at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Morton, Lisa Noehealani
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar and Giroux is an American book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. FSG is known for publishing books, and its authors have won numerous awards, including Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards. The publisher is currently a division of MacMillan, whose parent company is the German publishing conglomerate Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Farrar and Giroux was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. The first years of existence were rough until they published the book, Look Younger. The book went on to sell 500,000 copies and Straus said that the book carried them along for awhile, in the early years and his wife Dorthea, went prospecting for books in Italy. It was there that they found the memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi and other rising Italian authors Alberto Moravia, Giovanni Guareschi, Robert Giroux joined the company in 1955 and after he became a partner, the name was changed to Farrar and Giroux. Giroux had been working for Harcourt and had been angered when Harcourt refused to him to publish Salingers Catcher in the Rye.
Giroux brought many literary authors with him including Thomas Merton, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Flannery OConnor, Jack Kerouac, Peter Taylor, Randall Jarrell, T. S. Eliot, and Bernard Malamud. In 1964, Straus named Giroux chairman of the board and officially added Girouxs name to the publishing company, Straus offered FSG to the Holtzbrinck family because of their reputation for publishing serious works of literature. Jonathan Galassi is president and publisher, andrew Mandel joined in 2004 as deputy publisher. In 2008, Mitzi Angel came from Fourth Estate in the UK to be publisher of the Faber and Faber Inc. imprint, other notable editors include Sean McDonald, Ileene Smith, Alex Star, Amanda Moon, and Sarah Crichton. In February 2015 FSG and Faber and Faber announced the end of their partnership, all books scheduled for release and previously released under the imprint will be moved to the FSG colophon by August 2016. S. Its authors include David Auburn, Margaret Edson, Doug Wright, Richard Greenberg, Tom Stoppard, David Hare, Neil LaBute, Peter Conrad, Martin Eisenstadt and Wang publishes books of academic interest and specializes in history.
Its authors include Roland Barthes, William Cronon, Langston Hughes, Sarah Crichton Books publishes books with a slightly commercial bent. The imprint launched with Cathleen Falsanis The God Factor in 2006, ishmael Beahs A Long Way Gone was a bestseller and a Starbucks featured book in 2007. North Point Press published literary nonfiction with an emphasis on history, ecology, food. Its authors include Peter Matthiessen, Beryl Markham, Guy Davenport, A. J. Liebling, Margaret Visser, Wendell Berry, scientific American / FSG, led by Amanda Moon, publishes non-fiction popular science books for the general reader. Its authors include Jesse Bering, Daniel Chamovitz, Kevin Dutton, FSG Books for Young Readers publishes National Book Award winners Madeleine LEngle, William Steig, Louis Sachar, and Polly Horvath
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper, known from 1821 until 1959 as the Manchester Guardian. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, the Scott Trust became a limited company in 2008, with a constitution to maintain the same protections for The Guardian. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than to the benefit of an owner or shareholders, the Guardian is edited by Katharine Viner, who succeeded Alan Rusbridger in 2015. In 2016, The Guardians print edition had a daily circulation of roughly 162,000 copies in the country, behind The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper has an online UK edition as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia and Guardian US, the newspapers online edition was the fifth most widely read in the world in October 2014, with over 42.6 million readers. Its combined print and online editions reach nearly 9 million British readers, notable scoops include the 2011 News International phone hacking scandal, in particular the hacking of murdered English teenager Milly Dowlers phone.
The investigation led to the closure of the UKs biggest selling Sunday newspaper, and one of the highest circulation newspapers in the world, in 2016, it led the investigation into the Panama Papers, exposing the British Prime Minister David Camerons links to offshore bank accounts. The Guardian has been named Newspaper of the Year four times at the annual British Press Awards, the paper is still occasionally referred to by its nickname of The Grauniad, given originally for the purported frequency of its typographical errors. The Manchester Guardian was founded in Manchester in 1821 by cotton merchant John Edward Taylor with backing from the Little Circle and they launched their paper after the police closure of the more radical Manchester Observer, a paper that had championed the cause of the Peterloo Massacre protesters. They do not toil, neither do they spin, but they better than those that do. When the government closed down the Manchester Observer, the champions had the upper hand. The influential journalist Jeremiah Garnett joined Taylor during the establishment of the paper, the prospectus announcing the new publication proclaimed that it would zealously enforce the principles of civil and religious Liberty.
Warmly advocate the cause of Reform, endeavour to assist in the diffusion of just principles of Political Economy and. Support, without reference to the party from which they emanate, in 1825 the paper merged with the British Volunteer and was known as The Manchester Guardian and British Volunteer until 1828. The working-class Manchester and Salford Advertiser called the Manchester Guardian the foul prostitute, the Manchester Guardian was generally hostile to labours claims. The Manchester Guardian dismissed strikes as the work of outside agitators –, if an accommodation can be effected, the occupation of the agents of the Union is gone. CP Scott made the newspaper nationally recognised and he was editor for 57 years from 1872, and became its owner when he bought the paper from the estate of Taylors son in 1907. Under Scott, the moderate editorial line became more radical, supporting William Gladstone when the Liberals split in 1886
Pan Books is a publishing imprint that first became active in the 1940s and is now part of the British-based Macmillan Publishers, owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group of Germany. Pan Books began as an independent publisher, established in 1944 by Alan Bott, the Pan Books logo, showing the ancient Greek god Pan playing pan-pipes, was designed by Mervyn Peake. A few years after it was founded, Pan Books was bought out by a consortium of several publishing houses, including Macmillan, Heinemann and it became wholly owned by Macmillan in 1987. Pan specialised in publishing fiction and, along with Penguin Books, was one of the first popular publishers of this format in the UK. A large number of popular authors saw their works given paperback publication through Pan, including Ian Fleming, so too did Leslie Charteriss books about The Saint, Peter ODonnells Modesty Blaise, and novels by Georgette Heyer, Neville Shute, John Steinbeck, Josephine Tey and Arthur Upfield. Pan published editions of works by classic authors such as Jane Austen.
Another notable title was The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, during the 1950s and 1960s Pan Books editions were noted for their colourful covers, which have made many of them collectables, particularly the Fleming and Charteris novels. The Pan imprint continues to publish a broad list of fiction and non-fiction. Among its current authors are Ken Follett, David Baldacci, Jackie Collins, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and Minette Walters
Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company. Its programme includes textbooks, monographs and reference works in print, Palgrave Macmillan was created in 2000 when St. Martins Press Scholarly and Reference in the USA united with Macmillan Publishers in the UK to combine their worldwide academic publishing operations. The company was known as simply Palgrave until 2002, but has since known as Palgrave Macmillan. It is a subsidiary of Springer Nature, until 2015, it was part of the Macmillan Group and therefore fully owned by the German publishing company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. It maintains offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Palgrave is named after the Palgrave family. He was a banker and editor of The Economist, reginald Palgrave was Clerk of the House of Commons and wrote A History of the House of Commons, which Macmillan published in 1869. William Gifford Palgrave was an Arabic scholar, Palgrave Macmillan publishes The Statesmans Yearbook, an annual reference work which gives a political and social overview of every country of the world.
In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf, in 2009 Palgrave Macmillan made over 4,500 scholarly ebooks available to libraries. Bayandor wrote a revisionist analysis of the 1953 Iranian coup détat and The CIA and he is the author of Obama and the Middle-East, The End of Americas Moment. Michael Huemer, professor of philosophy at University of Colorado, books include The Problem of Political Authority, a defense of philosophical libertarianism and anarchism, and Ethical Intuitionism, a meta-ethical defense of ethical intuitionism. Lakshay Rai, an Indian origin author, professional risk analyst, has authored The Dark Age, a novel based on events in Syria during the terror regime. Rai, has co-authored 17 research articles in association with Palgrave, and was titled The Yougest Palgrave author in 2017. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon,2013, rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury, author of Crisis and Recovery Tony Zinni, a retired four-star General in the United States Marine Corps and a former Commander in Chief of U. S