Anyone who has read my writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, knows that I dislike genre ghettoes. I also think that well-run small presses are our best hope for publishing work that does not adhere to workshop recipes.
One such press is Hadley Rille Books, founded in 2005 by Eric Reynolds. Eric’s press publishes stories that straddle science fiction, archaeology and fantasy — three ingredients that mingle particularly well and can engender utterly absorbing stories.
To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Hadley Rille Books is launching a book sale drive from now till the end of the year. If you register at the site, you will be entered for the drawing of a Kindle 3G and will get any books you order at a discount and with free shipping.
I haven’t met Eric in person, but our e-mail exchanges made me realize that (contrary to common wisdom) a person can shoulder the herculean task of steering a small press and still be a thoroughly responsive and pleasant human being. Among Hadley Rille’s titles are the well-received Ruins series and the press has introduced several new authors to the world. I, for one, hope that such presses — and such editors — become the norm.