Pagan exits Orbit for Tor

Orbit commissioning editor Bella Pagan will be joining Tor, Pan Macmillan's science fiction and fantasy imprint, as a senior commissioning editor on 1st November.

Pagan will report to Pan Macmillan fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan and will work with editorial director Julie Crisp to work on the strategy to grow the science fiction and fantasy publishing at Pan Macmillan.

Pagan has been at Little, Brown's science fiction and fantasy list, Orbit, for nine years, working for the last five as a commissioning editor. Her authors included Jim Butcher, Brent Weeks and Elizabeth Moon.

Pagan said: "I have long admired Tor's outstanding list and am absolutely delighted to be part of Pan Macmillan's plans for serious expansion in this area. They already publish many exciting authors and I can't wait to work with them and bring new talent to the list."

Trevathan said: "This important appointment is a testament to the plans we have to match the critical acclaim that our science fiction and fantasy publishing has garnered in recent years with real sales growth, both physically and digitally, and to build upon the very solid foundations that have been laid down and developed since 2003."  Crisp also praised the appointment and said it will be "a very exciting time at Tor over the next few years".