It looks as if reports of the demise of the Science Fiction Book Club may have been premature.
Last week, science fiction editor Jonathan Strahan wrote that the 54-year-old club likely would close or be merged with the Doubleday book club as part of Bertelsmann’s restructuring of Bookspan. SFBC Editor-in-Chief Ellen Asher and Senior Editor Andrew Wheeler were among the 280 Bookspan employees cut.
But today Publishers Weekly reports on three new editorial appointments at Bookspan — among them, Rome Quezada as editor of the SFBC. He previously was an associate editor at William Morrow.
The SFBC offers a selection of graphic novels and comic novelizations, including Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, Batman: Year 100, The Surrogates and The Goon.