NEW YORK – November 16, 2020 – Crazy 8 Press, the author collective populated with an all-star line-up of notable and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors, announced today the incredible expansion of its roster with the addition of Geoffrey Thorne and Hildy Silverman.
As the first writers to join Crazy 8 Press as official members in more than five years, Thorne and Silverman bring the collective up to ten, the largest it’s ever been, adding to the collective’s roster consisting of Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, and Aaron Rosenberg.
Thorne won accolades for his work in Simon & Schuster’s prestigious Strange New Worlds anthology, wrote the LOCUS best-selling Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles, was a writer on the hit TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and became a writer-producer on multiple seasons of TNT’s Leverage and The Librarians.
Known for her short fiction, Silverman served as Editor-in-Chief of Space and Time Magazine for twelve years, cementing her as one of the most respected voices within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.
“Geoff and Hildy are terrific writers, great friends of ours, and individually and collectively bring a wealth of experience and success across multiple media to Crazy 8 Press,” Friedman said. “We just made a huge leap forward.”
“Crazy 8 Press just celebrated its tenth year together, and as we thought about the next ten, it was important to us that we grow, not just in size, but in diversifying our roster,” Greenberger said. “We are dedicated to bringing in talent that will further energize us, excite our fans, push us in new directions, and help us reach new readers and markets.”
Thorne previously contributed to all three volumes of Crazy 8 Press’s Pangaea anthology series, and wrote for Ben 10, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers culminating with him being named head writer and showrunner of the two-time Image Award-nominated series Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, as well as creating the Mosaic character and series for Marvel comics. Thorne is also executive producer of Pendant Audio’s Dreamnasium, a scripted scifi anthology series based on his novella collection of the same name.
Silverman previously contributed to several Crazy 8 Press anthologies, with her stories appearing in Love, Murder & Mayhem, They Keep Killing Glenn, Altered States of the Union, and Badass Moms. Her short fiction has also appeared in anthologies with other publishers including:Baker Street Irregulars II: The Game’s Afoot; Camelot 13; and The Divided States of America, among others.
“There is nothing, nothing, I like more than a bunch of good writers, writing stuff they really want to write,” Thorne said. “I’m thrilled to be invited into the pirate crew. Yo ho, maties! Let’s GO!”
“I’ve been a fan and friend of Crazy 8 Press since they launched ten years ago,” Silverman added. “They’re such a good bunch and loads of fun. I was shocked when they asked me to join and delighted to accept. I think I bring a lot to the table, and I’m excited to become an official member.”
Crazy 8 Press welcomes Thorne and Silverman as the collective promotes the Kickstarter campaign for its newest anthology, Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2, scheduled for publication in the spring of 2021. Earlier this year Crazy 8 Press released several new books, including Pangaea III, Badass Moms, Crackle and Fire, ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One, and, most recently, Death In Silents.