About Me
 
About me
Name: Lou Anders
Occupation:Editorial Director
Company:Pyr Books
Location: Deep South
Favorite book: The World According to Garp 
Favorite movie: Casablanca
Favorite quote: “The future begins first in imagination, then in will, then in reality.”
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Miller’s Crossing
A Clockwork Orange
The World According to Garp
The Outlaw Josey Wales






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A 2011 Hugo Award winner, 2013/2012/2010/2009/2008/2007 Hugo Award nominee, 2011 Locus Award finalist, 2010 Shirley Jackson Award nominee, 2008 Philip K. Dick Award nominee, 2014/2013/2012/2011/2010/2009/2007 Chesley Award nominee/nominee/winner/nominee, and 2006/2011 World Fantasy Award nominee, Lou Anders is the editorial director of Prometheus Books' science fiction and fantasy imprint Pyr, as well as the anthologies Masked (Gallery Books, July 2010), Swords & Dark Magic (Eos, June 2010, coedited with Jonathan Strahan), Fast Forward 2 (Pyr, October 2008), Sideways in Crime (Solaris, June 2008), Fast Forward 1(Pyr, February 2007), FutureShocks (Roc, January 2006), Projections: Science Fiction in Literature & Film (MonkeyBrain, December 2004), Live Without a Net (Roc, 2003), and Outside the Box (Wildside Press, 2001). In 2000, he served as the Executive Editor of Bookface.com, and before that he worked as the Los Angeles Liaison for Titan Publishing Group. He is the author of The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (Titan Books, 1996), and has published over 500 articles in such magazines as The Believer, Publishers Weekly, Dreamwatch, DeathRay, free inquiry, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Monthly, Babylon 5 Magazine, Sci Fi Universe, Doctor Who Magazine, and Manga Max. His articles and stories have been translated into Danish, Greek, German, Italian & French. His first novel, Frostborn, book one in a three-book middle grade fantasy adventure series called Thrones and Bones, will be published in August 2014 by Random House's Crown Books for Young Readers.

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Awards:

  1. Bullet 2014 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, nominee

  2. Bullet 2013 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor Long Form, nominee

  3. Bullet 2013 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, nominee

  4. Bullet 2012 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor Long Form, nominee

  5. Bullet 2012 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, nominee

  6. Bullet 2011 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor Long Form, winner

  7. Bullet 2011 World Fantasy Award - Special Award, Professional nominee

  8. Bullet 2011 World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology, nominee: Swords & Dark Magic (editor, with Jonathan Strahan)

  9. Bullet 2011 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, nominee

  10. Bullet 2011 Locus Award finalist: Swords & Dark Magic (editor, with Jonathan Strahan)

  11. Bullet 2010 Hugo Award for Best Editor Long Form, nominee

  12. Bullet 2010 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, nominee

  13. Bullet 2010 Shirley Jackson Award nominee: Swords & Dark Magic (editor, with Jonathan Strahan)

  14. Bullet 2009 Hugo Award for Best Editor Long Form, nominee

  15. Bullet 2009 Chesley Award for Best Art Director, winner

  16. Bullet 2008 Hugo Award for Best Editor Long Form, nominee

  17. Bullet 2008 Philip K Dick Award, nominee: Fast Forward 2, (editor)

  18. Bullet 2007 Hugo Award for Best Editor Long Form nominee

  19. Bullet 2007 Chesley Award for Best Art Director nominee

  20. Bullet 2006 World Fantasy Award - Special Award, Professional nominee

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Guest of Honor Appearances:

  1. Bullet CONVergence 2013

  2. Bullet Armadillocon 33

  3. Bullet Norwescon 34

  4. Bullet Midsouthcon 28

  5. Bullet OryCon 31

  6. Bullet IlluXcon 2 (as Art Director)

  7. Bullet Apollocon 2008

"Lou Anders, editorial director of Pyr Books, may be the closest we have to Lin Carter in the field today: an editor with impeccable taste and boundless energy, who has also been a tireless champion for sword & sorcery." - John O'Neill, Black Gate