Will McIntosh

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Will McIntosh
Occupation Author, social psychologist
Genre Science fiction

Will McIntosh (William D. McIntosh) is a Hugo-Award-winning science fiction author. He has published dozens of short stories in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Interzone. His stories are also frequently reprinted in different "Year's Best" anthologies. McIntosh's first two novels, Soft Apocalypse, and Hitchers were published by Night Shade Books in April 2011 and February 2012, respectively.

Life[edit]

McIntosh attended the University of Georgia, where he received a Ph.D. in social psychology in 1990. Since then he has been a professor at Georgia Southern, where he teaches different psychology classes.[1] His research has focused on topics such as internet dating and romantic relationships, "happiness and goals, collecting behavior, psychological aspects of film and television, and the relationship between psychology and Zen Buddhism."[2] Georgia Southern's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences honored him with their "Distinction in Teaching" award in 2002. McIntosh has since moved to the College of William and Mary to teach introductory psychology classes and focus on his writing.

Writing[edit]

McIntosh attended the Clarion Workshop in 2003. Since then, he has published dozens of stories in magazines and book anthologies such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Interzone, The Living Dead, Black Static, and more. His stories have been reprinted in a number of "Year's Best" anthologies, including Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2009, Unplugged: The Year's Best Online Fiction, 2009, and Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2008.

McIntosh's short story "Soft Apocalypse" was shortlisted for both the British Science Fiction Award and the British Fantasy Award. His story "Bridesicle" won both the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story[3] and the 2010 Asimov's Reader Poll, along with being a finalist for that year's Nebula Award. [4]

His short story "Followed" has been adapted into a film by director James Kicklighter for a 2011 release.

McIntosh's first novel, Soft Apocalypse, was published by Night Shade Books in April 2011. His second, Hitchers, was published by Night Shade Books in February 2012.

Selected Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Frankenstein, Frankenstein," Asimov's Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2010
  • "Bridesicle," Asimov's Science Fiction, Jan. 2009
Winner of the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story
Winner of the 2010 Asimov's Reader Poll
Finalist for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Short Story
  • "None Had Sharp Teeth," Black Static, 2009
  • "Midnight Blue," Asimov's Science Fiction, Sept. 2008
Reprinted in Russian in Isli
  • "A Clown Escapes from Circus Town," Interzone, Mar/April 2009
  • "Street Hero," Interzone, Mar/April 2008
  • "Linkworlds," Strange Horizons, March 2008
Reprinted in Unplugged: The Year's Best Online Fiction, 2009
  • "The Fantasy Jumper," Black Static, Feb., 2008
Reprinted in Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2009
  • "Unlikely," Asimov's Science Fiction, Jan. 2008
Reprinted in New Horizons #1, Isli (Russian), Sci Fi Magazin,(Romania), Galaxies, (France)
  • "One Paper Airplane Graffito Love Note," Strange Horizons, Oct. 2007
  • "Dada Jihad," Interzone, Sept/Oct 2007
  • "3 Unlikely Futures," Postscripts, Autumn, 2007
  • "Perfect Violet," On Spec, Summer, 2007
Reprinted in Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2008
  • "The New Chinese Wives," Interzone, Sept/Oct 2006
  • "The Last Cyberpunk," Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue 22, 2006
  • "Followed," Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, June, 2006
Reprinted in The Living Dead, John Joseph Adams, editor, 2008
  • "Best Friend," ChiZine, Jan-March 2006
  • "Friction," Albedo One, Issue 29
  • "New Spectacles," Abyss & Apex
Reprinted in The Best of Abyss & Apex
  • "Totems," Interzone, Jan/Feb 2005
  • "Soft Apocalypse," Interzone, Sept/Oct 2005
Finalist for the 2005 British Science Fiction Award and the 2005 British Fantasy Award
Reprinted in Galaxies (France)
  • "Under the Boardwalk," Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue 19, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Psychology Department Faculty Page, Georgia Southern, accessed Dec. 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Psychology Department Faculty Page, Georgia Southern, accessed Dec. 3, 2010.
  3. ^ 2010 Hugo Award winners, Locus Magazine, Sept. 5, 2010, accessed Dec. 3, 2010.
  4. ^ Locus Index to SF Awards, Entry for Will McIntosh, accessed Dec. 3, 2010.

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