Howard Zimmerman and Z File shepherded six Hill and Wang titles to publication [while I was publisher at Hill and Wang] two of which became New York Times bestselling graphic novels. From conception to realization and delivery, Howard was a consummate professional and his myriad skills are evident on every page of every book he undertook for the imprint.
Thomas LeBien Vice President and Senior Editor Simon and Schuster
Howard Zimmerman’s Z File Inc. is my go-to packaging concern. From science, to military history, to fiction, Z File produces top-quality titles with professionalism and proficiency. Howard’s decades of experience and savvy allow Z File to meet any publishing challenge and produce the perfect product.
Marc Resnick Senior Editor St. Martin’s Press
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Category Archives: Science Fiction
REALLY SCARY MOVIES
I just finished reading Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Doctor Sleep is an excellent read: not exactly a ghost story; not exactly a horror story; but enough of both to keep you away from small … Continue reading
R.I.P. Frederick Pohl
The future died two days ago, with the passing of science-fiction giant and legend Frederick Pohl. Pohl was the last of the original Futurians, the direct link back to Hugo Gernsback and the beginnings of American science fiction. He was … Continue reading
ASIMOV HUNG UP
As I was saying. . . . My first assignment as an assistant editor at Starlog Magazine was to edit an essay by the great Isaac Asimov on the possibility of actual faster-than-light travel. I read through its 5 or … Continue reading
We just can’t get enough of Mars! NASA saw its largest, most sophisticated robotic explorer yet, the Curiosity Rover, successfully land in a highly complex maneuver in mid-August. The damned thing is so large and so heavy that they needed … Continue reading
Ray Bradbury R.I.P.
I just heard the sad news of Ray Bradbury’s passing. He was a one-of-a-kind soul, bountifully gifted, unflaggingly positive, a loving and caring man, beloved by all who met him. Ray was only 91 . . . he thought he … Continue reading
Science Fiction and Me . . . Part One
As a child of the Fifties, I was nurtured by a society that was rushing to embrace the future. I watched the old Buster Crabbe Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon serials on TV—we had the first one on our block. … Continue reading
SCIENCE FICTION, DINOSAURS, AND COMIC BOOKS
When I was a child, I had several major loves. These included science fiction, paleontology, and graphic storytelling. I knew them better as sci-fi, dinosaurs, and comics. Some kids wanted to be a fireman or a cowboy. I wanted to … Continue reading