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'Night Shade Books is dedicated to publishing quality books, from a broad spectrum of genres. Writing that inspires a sense of awe and wonder. Writing that explores the fantastic. Writing that at once challenges and redefines a reader's expectations. These are the guiding editorial principles at Night Shade Books.

Night Shade has two major "lines." Its "classics" line, and its "contemporary" line. The goal of the Night Shade classics line is to bring back into print high-quality, affordable hardcover editions of deserving material that has been neglected. Our classics line also encompasses critical and scholarly books that examine classic genre authors and their work.

The Night Shade contemporary line is dedicated to publishing quality fiction by both new and established contemporary writers. This line tends to fall between the genre cracks, having no clearly defined marketing niche. It might be fantasy, it might be SF, it might be horror or suspense. Or it might be some strange combination of the above. But whatever it is, it's good.

In 2003, Ministry of Whimsy Press became an imprint of Night Shade Books. The editorial goals and standards of Ministry of Whimsy are very close to those of Night Shade. This new partnership will allow both organizations to better identify and encourage new and under-appreciated writers. The Ministry has a long and colorful history, during which it has developed a strong editorial identity. Under the stewardship of Night Shade, this tradition will continue.

Night Shade Books is dedicated to finding an audience for quality fiction that doesn't fit neatly into genre classifications. We are committed to finding the right reader for the right book, and the right book for the right reader. This is no easy task. It is, however, a very important task that we do not undertake lightly.'

[Source: Night Shade Books website, sighted: 19/12/2007

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Eclipse Two : New Science Fiction and Fantasy San Francisco : Night Shade Books , 2008 Z1583522 2008 anthology science fiction fantasy
2009 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
2009 finalist Locus Awards Anthology
y separately published work icon Eclipse One : New Science Fiction and Fantasy San Francisco : Night Shade Books , 2007 Z1454786 2007 anthology fantasy science fiction

'An eclipse is a rare and unusual event, when the world is transformed and the sky becomes a dark eldritch thing. It's a time when anything could happen, when any kind of story just might be true. That sense of the strange and wonderful guides Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology series edited by acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan.

Set to become a major event on the science fiction and fantasy calendar,Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy gathers together new science fiction and fantasy stories by the best writers working today. You can see that in Eclipse 1, which features extraordinary tales by Peter S. Beagle, Jack Dann & Paul Brandon, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Eileen Gunn, Gwyneth Jones, Ellen Klages, Maureen F. McHugh, Garth Nix, Lucius Shepard, Bruce Sterling and Ysabeau S. Wilce' (

2008 finalist Locus Awards Anthology
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