Charles Coleman Finlay

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Charles Coleman Finlay is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor.

He grew up in Marysville, Ohio[1] and attended Ohio State University. He also attended the University of Oxford. His first story, Footnotes, was published in 2001 in Fantasy and Science Fiction where many of his stories have since been published. His fiction has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella, the Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the Sidewise Award, and in 2003 he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He also wrote chapters for the "hoax-novel" Atlanta Nights.

Finlay guest edited the July/August 2014 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In January 2015, Finlay was named the 9th editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and served in that role until the January/February 2021 issue.[2]

He is married to the fantasy writer Rae Carson.



  • The Prodigal Troll (Pyr, 2005)
  • Traitor to the Crown Book 1: The Patriot Witch as C. C. Finlay (Del Rey, 2009)
  • Traitor to the Crown Book 2: A Spell for the Revolution as C. C. Finlay (Del Rey, 2009)
  • Traitor to the Crown Book 3: The Demon Redcoat as C. C. Finlay (Del Rey, 2009)
In translation
  • Der verlorene Troll (2007), ISBN 3-608-93786-2
  • Prigioniero politico (2010), ISBN 88-95724-97-6

Short fiction[edit]

  • Wild Things (Subterranean, 2005)
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The Texas Bake Sale 2009 "The Texas Bake Sale" Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 116/2 (Feb 2009)



  • Finlay, Charles Coleman (Jan 2010). "The crucible". Locus (588): 64–66.



  1. ^ "Charles Coleman Finlay: The Crucible". Locus Magazine online. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  2. ^ Finlay Named Editor of F&SF, retrieved 16 January 2015

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