Erewhon Books

About Us

 
 
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EREWHON BOOKS is a new independent publisher focusing on novel-length works of speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.

At Erewhon, our mission is to publish thoughtful, groundbreaking, and unforgettable books that go straight to the reader’s heart, effortlessly strange stories that take readers on powerful emotional journeys. We embrace the liminal and unclassifiable and champion the unusual, the uncanny, and the hard-to-define. Our books ask hard questions about issues of sociopolitical change, power and privilege, and the impact of ideas and technologies. They explore and investigate society, poke at social norms, and celebrate the unique, diverse, and underrepresented identities and communities of the world we live in, all through the lens of entertaining, thought-provoking, and risk-taking speculative fiction. Every book on our list will have strong literary merit and broad appeal to both the growing science fiction and fantasy fan base and mainstream readers who like books with speculative elements.

This vision is executed by a team with many years of experience in publishing and founding new endeavors that change the publishing landscape, under the editorial eye of Liz Gorinsky and Sarah Guan, two of the most acclaimed and perceptive editors in the speculative fiction field.

We encourage you to join us on this journey and look forward to connecting you with works of fiction that will delight, captivate, engage, and excite you.

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The team so far

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Liz Gorinsky, President and Publisher. Liz started her editorial career at Tor Books, editing a list that included popular and acclaimed speculative fiction authors Mary Robinette Kowal, Liu Cixin, Annalee Newitz, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Nisi Shawl, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer. Books she has edited have won or been nominated for all the field’s major awards. She won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form, and the 2016 Alfie Award, designed and presented by George R. R. Martin. She was part of the team that founded Tor.com and acquired and edited short fiction and comics for that site for many years.

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Sarah Guan, Editor. Sarah comes to Erewhon after a varied career at Ace, DAW, and Orbit, where she worked with acclaimed authors such as Fonda Lee, winner of the World Fantasy and Aurora Awards and finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards; Tasha Suri, Locus and two-time British Fantasy Awards nominee; Tade Thompson, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the African Speculative Fiction Society's inaugural Nommo Award; Kacen Callender, winner of the Stonewall and Lambda Literary Awards; and many more.

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Martin Cahill, Marketing and Publicity Manager. Martin has worked in SEO, publicity, and marketing for many years. He has been involved in the speculative fiction community for over seven years, and has worn many hats: slush pile reader, literary agent freelancer, publicity and marketing specialist, fiction writer, consistent advocate and cheerleader in the writing community, and more.

Jillian Feinberg, editorial assistant. Jillian worked as an assistant editor for Book Smugglers Publishing for the past two years, starting in the summer of 2016. She worked in their short-story section: reading slush piles and editing manuscripts, as well as screening the occasional novella. She interned at The Experiment Publishing in 2016 and Market Partners International in 2018.

Peter Burri, business advisor. Peter Burri is the co-founder of the successful independent press The Experiment and has twenty-five years of experience in publishing operations and financing. 

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Logo Design: Logo and type by Emma Boyes of Emma Boyes Papercut Art & Illustration.

 

 

 

From the 1934 Heritage Press edition of Samuel Butler's  Erewhon .

From the 1934 Heritage Press edition of Samuel Butler's Erewhon.