Enough was enough, or so it seemed – see paragraphs below
– but Ansible Editions has been revived for a new publishing
project, a collected edition of Algis
Budrys's "Books" columns for The Magazine of
Fantasy and Science Fiction. Christopher Priest has stepped
down and Greg Pickersgill has joined David Langford for the Budrys
project. To mark this momentous reorganization, the former hyphen
from Ansible E-ditions was dropped – acknowledging the fact
that we've long been better at printed books than ebooks.
[The following "manifesto" is now a dusty fragment
of history. We're proud of the new, revised and reprinted books
that we published, but enough is enough.]
From this site you may order e-books from Ansible E-ditions, a
growing selection of titles hand-picked by David Langford and
Christopher Priest. (NO UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE!)
Our first titles are available now. We hope to add regularly to
our list, concentrating on classics that have become unavailable
in book form, lesser-known titles by leading writers, new works by
unjustly neglected writers. In every case, the text will be
revised, checked and wherever possible presented as the definitive
version. The quality and uniqueness of the work will decide what
we choose to offer here.
Ansible E-ditions is a new e-publishing joint venture between
Christopher Priest and David Langford. The intention is to publish
or re-publish a number of imaginative or speculative books that
for one reason or another are no longer available in book form.
Priest and Langford bring unique skills to this project. They
both have specialist knowledge of the field of imaginative
writing, many years of commitment to the highest standards of
quality of writing, a passion for the accuracy of texts, and a
huge and valuable range of personal contacts with writers and
publishers. In addition, they both have experience of and
expertise in computer software and the internet.