Friends, we have news! We’re delighted to introduce our fantastic new commissioning team, taking the helm at our award-winning science fiction and fantasy imprints Solaris and Abaddon Books. 

Starting with Abaddon Dave who has been promoted to Fiction Commissioning Editor and welcoming Michael Rowley who joins us as a Consultant Commissioning Editor. The two will share commissioning and editing duties across both best-selling lists. 

Michael is highly regarded in the industry, having spent 15 years at Waterstones as a bookseller and head office genre fiction buyer before moving to Ebury, for whom he acquired The Martian

David Moore joined Rebellion in 2009 as desk editor and became a commissioning editor for Abaddon Books in 2012. 

Head of Book and Comics Publishing Ben Smith said, “I am thrilled to have Michael join us, with his literary and commercial savvy he has proven time and again a fantastic judge of new fiction. David has emerged as one of the most exciting editors in the genre. I can’t wait to see what he and Michael will do to take Solaris and Abaddon to the next level.” 

Michael Rowley said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Rebellion team at such an exciting time for the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. Solaris and Abaddon Books are tremendous imprints and as a publisher Rebellion have an unrivalled passion for and creative approach to publishing. Working with Ben, David, Remy and the rest of the team is a wonderful opportunity.” 

David Thomas Moore said, “Rebellion’s been my family for nine years, and every new step in my work here is a fresh adventure. I’m endlessly proud of everything we’ve done, and hugely excited by the opportunity to help steer the books through their second decade.” 

We’re excited to see what this brilliant commissioning team will bring to Rebellion. You can follow Michael Rowley on twitter @MJCR or reach him via email here.