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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Publishers

Solaris

Solaris

Founded: 2007
Founded by: BL Publishing
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History

Solaris was founded in 2007 by BL Publishing as an independent imprint, to trade alongside their existing licence-based imprints Black Flame and the Black Library. Under Consulting Editor George Mann, the goal was to publish a mix of new and traditional science fiction, fantasy and horror, by new and familiar authors alike, and to fill the gap between the large-scale mass-market publishers who only backed prolific writers with huge readerships and the small genre press whose limited scope and distribution kept them in relative obscurity.

In two years, we’ve published books ranging from the gritty, hard-SF Xenopath to the high-octane, madcap War Machine, and from the creepy Necroscope: The Touch to the swashbuckling Dark Lord. We’ve discovered new gems like the hugely successful Gail Z. Martin and snagged old favourites like Brian Lumley and Eric Brown. We’ve published seven anthologies, including new science fiction and fantasy, steampunk, and stories inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe, with contributions by some of the best-loved and recognised names in science fiction.

In September 2009, Solaris was taken over by Rebellion, to publish alongside their existing imprint Abaddon. The Rebellion team are very excited by the challenges and opportunities the new titles and writers present us, and thrilled at the chance to continue in the excellent tradition set by George Mann and the BL team. With the writers and material we’ve inherited, we’re confident we can only go from strength to strength.

More than anything, Solaris exists to publish fantastic books by great authors, and to bring your attention, as a reader, a plethora of exciting new stories and novels.

Solaris was founded in 2007 by BL Publishing as an independent imprint, to trade alongside their existing licence-based imprints Black Flame and the Black Library. Under Consulting Editor George Mann, the goal was to publish a mix of new and traditional science fiction, fantasy and horror, by new and familiar authors alike, and to fill the gap between the large-scale mass-market publishers who only backed prolific writers with huge readerships and the small genre press whose limited scope and distribution kept them in relative obscurity.

In two years, we’ve published books ranging from the gritty, hard-SF Xenopath to the high-octane, madcap War Machine, and from the creepy Necroscope: The Touch to the swashbuckling Dark Lord. We’ve discovered new gems like the hugely successful Gail Z. Martin and snagged old favourites like Brian Lumley and Eric Brown. We’ve published seven anthologies, including new science fiction and fantasy, steampunk, and stories inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe, with contributions by some of the best-loved and recognised names in science fiction.

In September 2009, Solaris was taken over by Rebellion, to publish alongside their existing imprint Abaddon. The Rebellion team are very excited by the challenges and opportunities the new titles and writers present us, and thrilled at the chance to continue in the excellent tradition set by George Mann and the BL team. With the writers and material we’ve inherited, we’re confident we can only go from strength to strength.

More than anything, Solaris exists to publish fantastic books by great authors, and to bring your attention, as a reader, a plethora of exciting new stories and novels.


Submission Details

Abaddon Books is currently closed for submissions. Any future open months will be announced on the Abaddon Books webpage, and across our twitter and facebook profiles. At this time we will not be able to directly advise when the next period for submissions may be.


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Authors Published

• Jonathan Strahan  • James Lovegrove  • Eric Brown  • Paul Kearney  • Gail Martin  • Cory Daniells  • James Maxey  • Yoon Lee  • Juliet McKenna  • Gareth Powell  • Joseph Gustainis  • Dave Hutchinson  • Ian Whates  • Adam Roberts  • Alastair Reynolds  • Aliette de Bodard  • Gaie Sebold  • Adrian Czajkowski  • Weston Ochse  • Clifford Beal  • K. McKinley  • Emily Gee  • Derek Künsken  • John Roberson  • Guy Adams  • George Mann  • Keith Brooke  • Hannu Rajaniemi  • Steve Tem  • Stephen Baxter  • John Barnes  • Gwyneth Jones  • Christopher Fowler  • Gary McMahon  • Peter Watts  • Tobias Buckell  • Anthony Ballantyne  • Karl Schroeder  • Nancy Kress  • Patricia Cadigan  • Paul McAuley  • Ian McDonald  • Tim Akers  • Guy Haley  • James Corey  • Andrew Remic  • Graham Edwards  • Jared Shurin  • Jonathan Oliver  • An Owomoyela  • Charlie Anders  • Lou Morgan  • Yukun Liu  • Mahvesh Murad  • Ben Macallan  • Paul Meloy  • Una McCormack  • Larry Martin  • Jane Routley  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew  • Ellen Klages  • Al Ewing  • Benjamin Rosenbaum  • Usman Malik  • Kelly Robson  • Indrapramit Das  • Sam Miller  • David Moles  • Nik Abnett  • Dominic Green  • Saad Hossain  • Adrian Walker  • Emma Swift  • Paul Doherty  • Alex White  • Premee Mohamed  • Corry Lee  • Thilde Holdt  • Jonathan Barnes  • Paul Cornell  • Nisi Shawl  • Jetse de Vries  • Cordelia Sherman  • Nick Gevers  • Melanie Tem  • John Langan  • Simon Bestwick  • Amanda Downum  • K. Parker  • Karen Lord  • Ellen Datlow  • Maria Headley  • Genevieve Valentine  • Mary Kowal  • Eleanor Arnason  • Jeffrey VanderMeer  • Karin Lowachee  • Kenneth MacLeod  • Bruce Sterling  • Gregory Benford  • Patrice Murphy  • Justina Robson  • Kay Kenyon  • Robert Reed  • Catherynne Valente  • Jeffrey Thomas  • Simon Ings  • John Meaney  • Brian Lumley  • Mark Chadbourn  • Kage Baker  • Margo Lanagan  • Jack Skillingstead  • Conrad Williams  • Louis Anders  • Kristine Rusch 


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