This Week in Publishing: Pottermore Presents and Unbound Worlds

This week in science fiction/fantasy (and related subjects) publishing news… Beloved book universes, from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world to M.R. Carey’s post-outbreak future from The Girl with All the Gifts, are expanding thanks to recently-announced sequels and prequels. New Neil Gaiman and John Scalzi covers abound, a young adult anthology will reimagine Asian mythology and folklore, and we look at what’s next for the Hugo Award fiction winners.

  • Suvudu is becoming Unbound Worlds! In addition to a name change, the site will be covering even more sci-fi/fantasy authors and TV series. And not to worry, the Cage Match tradition will carry on on Unbound Worlds.
  • Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh’s young adult anthology Legendary (coming summer 2018 from Greenwillow) features reimaginings of East and South Asian mythology, folklore, and fairy tales. Publishers Lunch announced the full author list, including Aliette de Bodard, Alyssa Wong, Alexander Chee, Roshani Chokshi, Preeti Chhibber, and many more.
  • J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore tales are being transfigured into Pottermore Presents, a set of three eBooksHogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable GuideShort Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky PoltergeistsShort Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies will be published on September 6.

Pottermore Presents ebooks series covers

American Gods retro cover McGinnis

John Scalzi Miniatures cover Subterranean Press

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