Simon & Schuster has announced the name of their new science fiction and fantasy imprint, helmed by executive editor Joe Monti: Saga Press.
“Taking our cue from the myth, SAGA PRESS is an all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint publishing the best of speculative fiction from literary to commercial appeal, with a special emphasis on works that speak to a broad readership. First announced in October 2013, the imprint will be led by executive editor Joe Monti, editor Navah Wolfe, and publisher Justin Chanda. The imprint will be housed within the Simon & Schuster Children’s Division, while publishing a list of titles that will appeal primarily to adults and teens. The SAGA team’s initial acquisitions reflect the imprint’s wide range and passion for storytelling.
And so our saga begins in Spring 2015…”
The coming line-up includes a debut fantasy epic by Ken Liu, a near-future political thriller by Nebula award finalist Genevieve Valentine, and Zachary Brown’s first book in his fast-thriller SF series among others, as well as repackaged mass markets of the Harper Hall Trilogy by Anne McCaffrey and the Monstrumologist Quartert by Rick Yancey.