What would a Random House/Penguin merger mean for science fiction and…

The latest shockwave to hit the publishing world is the news that Random House and Penguin could be merged by their respective parent companies. Instead of having the Big Six publishing companies, we could be down to the Big Five. What will this lead to (apart from John Scalzi's joke that we could get a company called… » 10/25/12 11:56am 10/25/12 11:56am

Science fiction giant Betsy Mitchell retires from Del Rey

Chances are Betsy Mitchell has edited many of your favorite science fiction and fantasy books — she's worked with authors including William Gibson, Michael Chabon, Octavia Butler, Terry Brooks, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. For the past ten years, she's been editor in chief at Del Rey, and before that she worked at Bantam … » 9/27/11 5:14pm 9/27/11 5:14pm