From the 47 North Panel, in which questions were posed to the two editors David Pomerico, and Jason Kirk.
Books they are excited about coming soon:
Artful by Peter David (known for comic writing) –artful dodger post Oliver Twist plus vampires
“My tastes run to the weird,” said Kirk. The Zombie Bible series, 5th book (I Will Hold My Death Close) in the series is coming out in July — Judea-Christian culture with zombies.
One author or series readers should know:
Jeff wheeler- old school tolkeinesque epic fantasy: wrote Muirwood Trilogy, newer book Dryad Born
A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock.
A Private Little War by Jason Sheehan– “A secret jewel on our list,” Military Sci-fi, WWI planes on a distant planet. As the book goes on, “It just gets… Less and less uplifting,” said Pomerico.
What got you into Fantasy/Sci-fi?
Kirk:1937 book called Starmaker– it was on a Science Fiction as literature class and professor pitched it as, “It’s long, dense and you will love it or hate it.” One character, really no plot.
Pomerico:More typical route– Star Wars, the Hobbit– When growing up, “I couldn’t always get a toy, couldn’t always get a video game, but I could always get a book.”
Other books/authors mentioned:
Z-2134 series– Hunger Games meets Waking Dead, most recent book “Z-2136”
Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons
Keys to the Realm
The Breaking World Series
Dawn of Swords Trilogy (3rd book comes out this year)
Interrupt by Jeff Carlson– Michael Crichton style, sunspots altering evolutionary tract of humans very rapidly.
Fortune’s Rising by Sarah King