Kij Johnson

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Kij Johnson
Born (1960-01-20) January 20, 1960 (age 54)
Iowa, United States
Occupation Author, editor
Nationality United States

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Kij Johnson (born Katherine Irenae Johnson January 20, 1960 in Harlan, Iowa)[1] is an American writer of fantasy. She has worked extensively in publishing: managing editor for Tor Books and TSR (later Wizards of the Coast), collections editor for Dark Horse Comics, and content manager working on the Microsoft Reader. In her time at Wizards of the Coast, she was also continuity manager for Magic: The Gathering and creative director for AD&D settings Greyhawk and Forgotten Realms.

She is an associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and serves as a final judge for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Johnson is the author of three novels and more than 30 short works of fiction. She is the winner of the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award for "Fox Magic", the 2001 Crawford Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for best new fantasist, the 2008 World Fantasy Award for "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss", the 2009 Nebula Award for "Spar",[2] the 2010 Nebula (tied) for "Ponies",[3] and the 2012 Nebula and Hugo awards for best novella for "The Man Who Bridged the Mist".[4] She was a finalist for the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Hugo Awards; the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Nebula Awards; and the 2004, 2009 and 2011 World Fantasy Awards.[5] Her novel Fudoki was declared one of the best SF/F novels of 2003 by Publishers Weekly.[citation needed]

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Other published works[edit]

  • Essay, "This I Believe", aired on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, August 31, 2008
  • Essay, "Sturgeon and the Sturgeons", afterword for anthology of Sturgeon Award–winning fiction, forthcoming
  • Poem, "Why She Howls: A Coyote Love Story", Journal of Mythic Arts, Winter 2006
  • Comic script, "The Painted Horse", illus. Mike Dringenberg, in Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics, 1995
  • Essay, "Collections: The Whole Story", Dark Horse Comics Tipsheet #4, April 1993
  • Mirage: Oasis (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)
  • Battletech: Last Stand at Hanover (web game for Battletech trading card game)
  • Weatherlight: Legacy (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)
  • Tempest: Into the Storm (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locus Online Perspectives: Kij Johnson: Inversions". October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kevin Standlee (May 15, 2010). "Nebula Awards Results". Science Fiction Awards Watch. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2011 Nebula Award Winners". 
  4. ^ a b Lauren Davis (September 2, 2012). "Congrats to the winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards!". io9. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 

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