We are a Los Angeles based e-publisher dedicated to evoking the bygone times of beat-up and well-loved science fiction paperbacks.
The team at Axiomatic Publishing (a division of Retrofit Films retrofitfilms.com) are no strangers to reinventing analog formats and subverting aging business models to suit new and emerging platforms to better connect with our audience. We not only embrace, but proudly contribute to disruption in whatever form!
Each of Axiomatic's books are crafted by an emerging author, and we are dedicated to using our years of creative development experience to work alongside our writers to bring their stories to life.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
Indie digital publishing is one of the most exciting and freeing ventures I've ever undertaken. It started as a nugget of an idea while pitching scripts to Hollywood studios and wanting to find a faster way to deliver stories to audiences.
I've had a deep love for novels, and a not-so-secret love for science fiction books that dates back to me reading Heinlein Juveniles in a makeshift tree fort while my brothers battled with swords and crossbows in the backyard down below. (This was my compromise with my parents when told to "go play outside.") Growing up there was nothing I loved more than an old beat-up well-loved paperback with action and a whiff of adventure in the cover art.
I loved those books as a kid for their ideas and excitement. I love them even more now for the brilliant commentary on the world that Heinlein saw around him as he wrote. Science fiction carries with it tremendous responsibility as it can point to the world that could be - both good and bad - while reminding us all to take a closer look at the world that is.
We started Axiomatic because we want to share stories that not only entertain you, but make you question what you know and what you've been told, and hopefully, empower you to act in a way that makes our future world the best possible place it can be.
Chris Hanada, February 2015