Emily Byron

Editor

Orbit Books

Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Oh, and here are some of my books, in case that helps

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

And I’m always happy to see the unexpected. I definitely wasn’t looking for Kafkaesque steampunk, but then Senlin Ascends came along and blew my mind! #MSWL
Here endeth the thread

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Other random things I’m drawn to: academia (dark or light); sentient spaceships; a spiky heroine giving all the snark; stories within stories; enemies to lovers; magical libraries; heists; good old-fashioned yearning; multiverses; ethereal forests; dragons… #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I’d love to see some fantasy with magical realist influences... lyrical, magical, strange. I fell hard for The Inheritence of Orquidea Divina so I’d be delighted to get anything along those lines. See also: fantasy with Miyazaki vibes - whimsical and weird #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I have a soft spot for witches - gothic or cosy, historical or contemporary, I don’t mind. Bonus points for fresh interpretations and anything outside Western tradition #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I’m a total sucker for found family in any setting. Epic fantasy, space opera, I don’t mind. Just give me
those heartfelt 'with-you-to-the-end-no-matter-what vibes' #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I want to see tales inspired by myth and folklore (from any part of the world) with the rich, lush storytelling of master-wordsmith Alix E. Harrow. Please and thank you #mswl

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Nettle and Bone is another recent favourite. I want more of this please: heartfelt, heart-warming fantasy with characters you would die for by the end. (Bonus points for a Bonedog. IYKYK) #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Give me some pacy dynamic space opera! Especially if it has a sense of fun and/or a rag-tag bunch of space rogues - I need me some of those Firefly vibes! (Under Fortunate Stars was a recent fave) #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I’m also drawn to character-driven fantasy with a singular narrative voice. Bonus points for the fast pace, political scheming, queer rep and original worldbuilding of one of my all-time faves, Melissa Caruso #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Please send me your non-western epic fantasy from under-represented voices. Think The Boneshard Daughter, The Rage of Dragons, The Jasmine Throne… big worlds, high stakes, multi-POV.
Female stories especially appreciated #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Calling all agents of SFF! I’ve been meaning to do one of these since I got back from maternity leave, so here goes…
#MSWL thread