Lou Anders, Hugo Nominated Editorial Director of Pyr Books, joins us from Comic-Con to discuss his two newest anthologies, Masked and Swords and Dark Magic, co-edited with Jonathan Strahan. We also discuss science fiction conventions, the sophistication of modern superhero fiction, the new Sword and Sorcery, the power of io9, and forthcoming titles.
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We spend so much time lamenting the demise of short fiction, so I am pleased to share two NEW magazines hitting the e-market. Flagship and Spectra are both digital magazines, available in various formats. We will reveal full details of the art contest in next week’s episode. Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest.