Simon & Schuster's fledgling science fiction and fantasy imprint, Saga Press, will publish its e-books without DRM, the company said Wednesday afternoon.

“The science fiction and fantasy community were early adopters of electronic formats, and have enthusiastically embraced DRM-free content while showing great respect for authors’ works under copyright," said Joe Monti, executive editor of Saga. "In launching our imprint, we are pleased to offer this convenience to our readers and test the waters of DRM-free publishing.”

Saga's first list will be released next spring with titles by Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Lee Kelly, and Zachary Brown. The e-books will be available at all major e-book retailers and