Phoenix Pick

Phoenix Pick is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor Publishers based in Rockville, Maryland, United States.

Phoenix Pick
Parent companyArc Manor
FounderShahid Mahmud
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationRockville, Maryland
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresScience fiction & Fantasy

Phoenix Pick publishes many classic and semi-classic works of science fiction and fantasy. These include Dark Universe (1961) and Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F. Galouye, Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (1939) by L. Sprague de Camp (with the related stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake, and S. M. Stirling) and The Long Tomorrow (1955) by Leigh Brackett.

In 2010, Phoenix Pick published two novellas nominated for the Nebula Award: "Act One" by Nancy Kress and '"Arkfall" by Carolyn Gilman. "Act One" was also nominated for the Hugo Award.[citation needed] That year, Phoenix Pick also published Ceres by L. Neil Smith, a finalist for the Prometheus Award.[citation needed]

Other publications include Alexei and Cory Panshin's Hugo-Award-winning study on science fiction, The World Beyond the Hill (1989) and the Phoenix Science Fiction Classics series. The series publishes a number of annotated classic texts (with commentary) specifically geared toward college students. PSF Classics is edited by Paul Cook, and authors represented in this series include H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.[citation needed] Additionally, Phoenix Pick promotes Arc Manor's bimonthly Galaxy's Edge magazine.[1]