Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
We begin today with a look at the fifty bestselling ebooks in the month of June, thanks to a fascinating new feature from The Bookseller. There’s some speculative fiction on the list, but alas, not a lot. That said, the sales breakdown certainly raises interesting questions about the way buyers view and use digital editions. In particular, one genre seems to sell more ebooks than any other, and I can’t help but wonder why that’s the case.
Yesterday, Orbit revealed the cover of Ken MacLeod’s next novel, Descent, with a promise to tell us more about the book closer to its publication in March 2014. Roll on the reveal! But for the time being, I did a little digging. Came up with quite a bit of additional information about Descent, as well...
Last but not least in this week’s British Genre Fiction Focus, with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in full swing, I thought it was high time we took a look at what the forthcoming International Book Festival has to offer. Starting this Saturday, a bunch of genre authors will be in attendance, including Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Lauren Beukes and China Miéville—plus there’s a special focus on the graphic novel this year.