Jacob Weisman

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Jacob Astrov Weisman
Born (1965-02-23) February 23, 1965 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Science fiction Publisher and Editor
Known forfounding Tachyon Publications

Jacob Astrov Weisman (born February 23, 1965) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He founded Tachyon Publications, an independent publishing house specializing in genre fiction, in 1995.[1] His writing has appeared in The Nation, Realms of Fantasy, The Louisville Courier-Journal, The Seattle Weekly, The Cooper Point Journal, and in the college textbook, Sport in Contemporary Society, edited by D. Stanley Eitzen.

Weisman received the World Fantasy Award in 2018 for the anthology The New Voices of Fantasy (co-edited with Peter S. Beagle).[2] He was also nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 1999, 2009 and 2010 for his work at Tachyon.[3][4]

He lives in San Francisco, where he and his wife Rina Weisman run the SF in SF (Science Fiction in San Francisco) reading series along with moderators Terry Bisson and Cliff Winnig.[5]


  • Mingus Fingers co-authored with David Sandner (November, 2019 Fairwood Press, ISBN 978-1-933846-87-3)
  • Hellhounds co-authored with David Sandner (November, 2022 Fairwood Press, ISBN 978-1-958880-02-9)



  1. ^ "Jacob Weisman". SF Editor's Watch.
  2. ^ "World Fantasy Awards 2018 | World Fantasy Convention". www.worldfantasy.org. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ "About Tachyon". Tachyon Publications. Retrieved 2022-10-08.
  4. ^ "The Rumpus Interview With Jacob Weisman".
  5. ^ "SF in SF homepage".

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