After almost ten years as editor-in-chief at science fiction and fantasy publisher Del Rey, Betsy Mitchell is taking an early retirement, leaving Tricia Pasternak to take over the reins.
Starting in the early 1980s at Baen, Mitchell went on to editorial jobs at Bantam, Warner Aspect, and ultimately Del Rey. Her contributions to science fiction and fantasy are too numerous to list. She’s edited the likes of William Gibson, Michael Chabon, Octavia Butler, Terry Brooks, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Her eye for exemplary fiction has enriched the genre in ways that are incalculable. Whatever she decides to do next, we wish her the best of luck.
[News via Publishers Weekly]