John Joseph Adams
|John Joseph Adams|
John Joseph Adams
|Occupation||Editor, journalist, essayist|
|Genres||Science fiction, Fantasy|
John Joseph Adams (born 1976) is an American science fiction and fantasy editor and critic. He is the editor of the anthologies Federations (Prime Books, May 2009), The Living Dead (Night Shade Books, September 2008), The Living Dead 2 (Night Shade Books, September 2010), Seeds of Change (Prime Books, August 2008), Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (Night Shade Books, January 2008), By Blood We Live (Night Shade Books, August 2009), The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Night Shade Books, September 2009), The Way of the Wizard (Prime Books, November 2010), and Epic: Legends of Fantasy (Tachyon Publications, November 2012). Forthcoming anthologies include Brave New Worlds (Night Shade Books, January 2011) and The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination which is set to be released in January 2013.  (Tor Books).
His anthology The Living Dead was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. He has been called "The reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble.com, and in 2011 he was named one of "100+ Geeks to Follow on Twitter" by TechRepublic. He is a finalist for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, Short Form, and his magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, is a finalist for best semiprozine.
He worked as Assistant Editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from May 2001 to December 2009. In January 2010 he left F&SF to edit Lightspeed Magazine, an online science fiction magazine which launched June 1, 2010, and then in March 2011 he took charge of its sister magazine, Fantasy Magazine.
Additionally, Adams is a writer whose genre essays, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications, including Amazing Stories, Kirkus, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Locus Magazine, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, Publishers Weekly, SCI FI Wire, Science Fiction Weekly, Shimmer Magazine, Strange Horizons, Subterranean Magazine, and Tor.com.
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