Monday, February 1, 2010 is publisher agnostic?

As a curious fan who followed this past weekend’s fireworks over the e-book pricing dispute between Internet retailer Amazon and publishing house Macmillan, I was surprised to see a lack of discussion over at, one of my favorite SF&F websites. The only piece of news on the Amazon-Macmillan issue was “A Message from Macmillan CEO John Sargent,” posted by Management Services on Sunday, January 31st, with the note “This page is closed for comments.” Understandable, perhaps, considering and Tor Books are controlled by Macmillan. Still, it doesn’t quite gel with’s stated philosophy:

", a site for science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers, presents original short fiction, new sequential art, extensive art galleries, and commentary on science fiction and related subjects by a wide range of writers from all corners of the science fiction and fantasy field; both professionals working in the genres and fans. Its aim is to provoke, encourage, and enable interesting and rewarding conversations with and between its readers.’s philosophy is one of publisher agnosticism, and as such, boasts contributors and content from many different SF/F publishers, as well as fans from all corners of fandom."

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