We are excited to announce that Tor Books is setting up shop in Germany, complete with a German equivalent to short fiction publisher/non-fiction magazine Tor.com!
The new label, called FISCHER Tor, will be the German counterpart of Tor Books, also publishing SF/F-books for a wide range of readers. The accompanying online magazine, Tor Online, launched on August 1st and aims to become the definitive German webpage for science fiction, fantasy and pop culture.
Tor Online will be offering lots of input for German readers who are interested in just that: offering original short stories, exclusive interviews with authors, weekly columns, as well as news covering all the aspects on pop culture and other geeky stuff, like games, movies, comics, and television.
FISCHER Tor’s chief editor is Hannes Riffel, who has worked in the publishing industry as a translator, editor, and a bookseller. Riffel on the new venture:
“With FISCHER Tor, we of course want to establish a real Sci-Fi/Fantasy imprint, but at the same time we would like to make a point that it’s not just about niche literature or special interest. This is why we focus on titles, amongst others, that could as well be published in a non-genre-program and look for a wider readership.”
FISCHER Tor’s book release line begins with well-known authors like Ursula K. Le Guin and Guy Gavriel Kay, as well as established German writers like Kai Meyer and Dietmar Dath.