Jonathan Strahan

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Jonathan Strahan
Jonathan Strahan.jpg
Jonathan Strahan in 2007
Born 1964
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Occupation Editor, critic, podcaster
Nationality Australian
Period 1991–present
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Subjects Science fiction, fantasy

www.jonathanstrahan.com.au

Jonathan Strahan (born 1964 in Belfast) is an editor and publisher of science fiction. His family moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1968, and he graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986.

In 1990 he co-founded Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and worked on it as co-editor and co-publisher until 1999. He was also co-publisher of Eidolon Books which published Robin Pen's The Secret Life of Rubber-Suit Monsters, Howard Waldrop's Going Home Again, Storm Constantine's The Thorn Boy, and Terry Dowling's Blackwater Days.

In 1997 Jonathan worked in Oakland, California for Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field as an assistant editor and wrote a regular reviewer column for the magazine until March 1998 when he returned to Australia. In early 1999 Jonathan resumed reviewing and copyediting for Locus, and was then promoted to Reviews Editor (January 2002 – present). Other reviews have appeared in Eidolon, Eidolon: SF Online, and Foundation. Jonathan has won the Aurealis Award, the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review, the Australian National Science Fiction Convention's "Ditmar Award", and the Peter McNamara Achievement Award.[1]

An eight-time Hugo Award nominee, Strahan won the World Fantasy Award (Special - Professional) in 2010 for his work as an editor, and his anthologies have won the Locus Award for Best Anthology three times (2008, 2010, 2013) and the Aurealis Award four times.

As a freelance editor, Jonathan has edited or co-edited thirty six original and reprint anthologies, and ten single-author story collections which have been published in Australia and the United States.

In 1999 Jonathan founded The Coode Street Press, which published the one-shot review 'zine The Coode Street Review of Science Fiction and co-published Terry Dowling's Antique Futures. The Coode Street Press is currently inactive.

Jonathan currently co-hosts the weekly Coode Street Podcast with Gary K. Wolfe, which has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Award, the Ditmar Award, and the Hugo Award.[2]

Jonathan married former Locus Managing Editor Marianne Jablon in 1999 and they live in Perth, Western Australia with their two daughters, Jessica and Sophie.

Edited by Jonathan Strahan[edit]

  1. The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume: 1, (with Jeremy G Byrne), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 1997, tpb
  2. The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume: 2, (with Jeremy G Byrne), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 1998, pb
  3. Science Fiction: Best of 2003, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2004, pb
  4. The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction,(with Charles N. Brown), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 2004, tpb
  5. Best Short Novels: 2004, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, 2004, hc
  6. Science Fiction: Best of 2004, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2005, pb
  7. Fantasy: Best of 2004, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2005, pb
  8. Best Short Novels: 2005, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, 2005, hc
  9. Best Short Novels: 2006, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, June 2006, hc
  10. Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005, The Locus Press, Oakland, California,. September 2006
  11. Fantasy: The Very Best of 2005, The Locus Press, Oakland, California, September 2006
  12. Eidolon 1, (with Jeremy G Byrne), Eidolon Books, Perth August 2006, tpb
  13. The Jack Vance Treasury, (with Terry Dowling), Subterranean Press, January 2007, hc
  14. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 1, Jonathan Strahan ed., Night Shade Books, March 2007, tpb
  15. Best Short Novels: 2007, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, May 2007, hc
  16. The New Space Opera, (with Gardner Dozois), HarperCollins Publishers, New York June 2007; HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney June 2007, tp
  17. Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling, Bruce Sterling, Subterranean Press, Summer 2007, hc
  18. Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Night Shade Books, October 2007, tpb
  19. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 2, Night Shade Books, March 2008, tpb
  20. The Starry Rift, Viking Penguin, New York, Spring 2008, hc
  21. The Jack Vance Reader, Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan eds, Subterranean Press, Summer 2008, hc
  22. Eclipse Two: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan ed, Night Shade Books, October 2008, tpb
  23. Wild Thyme, Green Magic: Stories by Jack Vance, Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan eds., Subterranean Press, Summer 2009, hc
  24. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 3, Jonathan Strahan ed., Night Shade Books, June 2009, tpb
  25. The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan eds., HarperCollins Publishers, New York July 2009, tp
  26. Eclipse Three: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan ed, Night Shade Books, October 2009, tp
  27. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4 (Night Shade Books, March 2010)
  28. Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean Press, March 2010)
  29. Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (ed with Charles N. Brown) (Night Shade Books, April 2010)
  30. The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter Jon Williams (Night Shade Books, April 2010)
  31. Subterranean Online, Spring Issue (April 2010)
  32. Hard Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance (ed. with Terry Dowling) (Subterranean Press, June 2010)
  33. Legends of Australian Fantasy (ed. with Jack Dann) (HarperCollins Publishers Australia, July 2010)
  34. Wings of Fire (ed. with Marianne S. Jablon) (Night Shade Books, May 2010)
  35. Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (ed. with Lou Anders) (Harper Eos, July 2010)
  36. The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (Night Shade Books, August 2010)
  37. Godlike Machines (The Science Fiction Book Club, September 2010)
  38. The Best of Larry Niven (Subterranean Press, December 2010)
  39. Engineering Infinity (Solaris, December 2010)
  40. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5 (Night Shade Books, February 2011)
  41. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 6 (Night Shade Books, March 2012)
  42. Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 2012)
  43. Edge of Infinity (Solaris, December 2012)
  44. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 7 (Night Shade Books, March 2013) [3]
  45. Fearsome Journeys - The New Solaris Book of Fantasy (Solaris, May 2013) [4]
  46. Reach for Infinity (Solaris, May 2014)

Eclipse Online[edit]

From October 2012 till March 2013 Strahan edited an online extension of his Eclipse anthology series. *Eclipse Online* featured the following stories:

  • “Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery”, Eleanor Arnason
  • “Firebugs”, Nina Kiriki Hoffmann
  • “One Room an Everywhere”, K J Parker
  • “The Contrary Gardner”, Christopher Rowe
  • “Invisible Men”, Christopher Barzak
  • “The Memcordist”, Lavie Tidhar
  • “The Amnesia Helmet”, F. Brett Cox
  • “The Advocate”, Genevieve Valentine
  • “On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V—”, Peter Ball
  • “Sanctuary”, Susan Palwick
  • “In Metal, In Bone”, An Owomoyela
  • “Loss, with Chalk Diagrams”, E. Lily Yu

Eclipse Online ceased publication when the publisher Night Shade Books was transferred to new ownership.

Awards[edit]

  • Winner, [Locus Award], Best Anthology, 2008, 2010, and 2013[1]
  • Winner, Peter McNamara Award, 2005[1]

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