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Orbit En France

We are delighted to announce that French publisher Calmann-Levy will be launching a new Orbit imprint in October 2009. On the launch list will be authors Kristin Cashore, Brandon Sanderson, J.V. Jones, Stephen R. Lawhead, and Mark Chadbourn. Orbit launched in the UK in 1974; in 2007, we launched in the US; and last year we launched in Australia. Orbit in France will be committed to publishing the most exciting SF and Fantasy authors — both new and established — from around the world, and we wish them every success for their launch and in the years ahead

  1. jddennis

    June 5, 2009
    at 3:49 pm

    Will this imprint release works in English or French?

  2. yyyeeeaaahhh

    June 5, 2009
    at 4:14 pm

    Bienvenue en France !
    I hope the translations will be good, sometime publishers want cheaply and quickly done translations, and the result is truncated and “simple french” translations (as in simple english vs “standard” english), like the half of the Forgotten Realms series (and when I learnt that I had already bought 50 of them… sigh)

  3. Kate Pinn

    June 5, 2009
    at 11:17 pm

    This sounds like an interesting read. I hope the translations are really good :)

  4. L'Autre Monde

    June 6, 2009
    at 9:36 am

    Très bonne nouvelle,
    It’s a pleasure to see that Orbit will be imprinted in France thanks to Calmann Levy
    Read you in October

    Best wishes

  5. Audrey Petit

    June 7, 2009
    at 1:41 pm

    Hi!I am in charge of the Orbit imprint in France. Thanks for your welcome! The books will be properly translated by confirmed translators, and published in French.

  6. JVC

    June 9, 2009
    at 7:29 pm

    Génial !

    Even though I prefer to read american/english books in their original version, I am glad that you will bring the work of Brandon Sanderson to France in French so that I can bring new readers to his wonderful worlds.


  7. Nadine Brun

    June 9, 2009
    at 7:31 pm

    wow!! that’s a great news!! And I’m very happy to learn that confirmed translators will be hired for the job, it’s so desappointing when the translation is bad and ruining the book. I’m eager to be in October!! Finally, it’s great to have all those good authors published in French, because I don’t know how many people just can’t access them just because they don’t speak english. So thanks a lot. Really. I’m very happy with those news. :D


  8. Kate Eltham

    June 11, 2009
    at 1:21 am

    Welcome news! How exciting to see Orbit expand even further. But darn, that means I have more titles to acquire to keep my collections of some authors complete, and perhaps it’s time to learn French to boot.

    Congrats Orbit and Calmann-Levy.


  9. Ellen Kushner

    January 16, 2010
    at 12:18 pm

    Hi, Tim! It was lovely to meet you at WFC in San Jose – thanks for the great party! And welcome, Audrey – I understand you’ll also be taking over Sebastien Guillot’s existing line of F/SF for Calmann-Levy. I was so pleased when they brought out the exquisite translation of my SWORDSPOINT (<>) last year, by Patrick Marcel.

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