Publishing Industry Plays Eschaton. As the ugly fight between Amazon and Orbit Books' parent company Hachette continues, there's a fascinating profile of Hachette chief Michael Pietsch — who was the book editor that made Infinite Jest readable. » 6/03/14 2:10pm 6/03/14 2:10pm

Tough time for Orbit authors. First Orbit Books' parent company Hachette clashed with Amazon, causing the online retailer to delay sending books and raise prices. Then Orbit announced it won't send free copies of books to Hugo voters, putting authors at a distinct disadvantage. » 5/15/14 4:40pm 5/15/14 4:40pm

"Equations of Life" is a horrorshow cyberpunk nostalgia trip to London

Yearning for the sort of cutting-edge dystopian future we were promised way back in the 1980s? Simon Morden's Equations of Life may be just the cyberpunk thriller for you. » 4/05/11 1:00pm 4/05/11 1:00pm

Orbit offers cheap science fiction and urban fantasy e-books to make…

Orbit Books just unveiled its new e-book promotion, The Orbital Drop, and it looks like you might want to sign up for this one. Here's the spiel: » 10/05/10 4:20pm 10/05/10 4:20pm

Read the first chapter of Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, "Surface…

Can't wait to get your hands on Iain M. Banks' new novel Surface Detail, coming out early next month? Well, you'll be in a frenzy after reading the first chapter of the book, available on the Orbit Books website. » 9/28/10 12:40pm 9/28/10 12:40pm

Watch The 6-Hour Process Of Designing A Book Cover In 2 Minutes

Orbit Books Creative Director Lauren Panepinto has posted a high speed video showcasing her cover for Gail Carriger's upcoming urban fantasy novel Blameless. Gander at six hours of rapid-fire Photoshopping condensed into a mere 115 seconds! » 3/08/10 4:55pm 3/08/10 4:55pm

Kim Stanley Robinson Takes Us Back Out Into The Solar System, 300 Years…

Orbit Books signed Kim Stanley Robinson to a three-book deal in both the U.S. and U.K., and the first book of that deal takes place in the year 2312, when the human race has abandoned the Earth. » 11/24/09 11:36am 11/24/09 11:36am

With "Transition," Iain M. Banks Reinvents The Multiverse Novel

Iain M. Banks' latest novel Transition, in bookstores this week, will jelly your brains in brilliant weirdness. Banks turns political world-building on its head in this exciting tale of an Earth-based multiverse in turmoil, where dimension-hopping assassins jockey for power. » 9/23/09 4:26pm 9/23/09 4:26pm

Is This The Year Urban Fantasy Conquers Science Fiction?

Urban fantasy is swallowing up speculative fiction book sales, according to a new sales chart from Tim Holman, our new favorite chart pornographer. The Orbit Books publisher says that urban fantasy now claims nearly half the SF/F bestselller list. » 8/26/09 10:00am 8/26/09 10:00am

As Our World Crumbles, Readers Clamor For Science Fiction

In these troubled times, whether you're looking for some simple escapism or a vision of how things could be even worse, science fiction has the answer. And book sales are starting to reflect that. » 4/13/09 3:00pm 4/13/09 3:00pm