Toni Weisskopf

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Toni Weisskopf
Toni Weisskopf - taken by Oleg Volk.jpg
BornAntonia Katherine Flora Weisskopf
(1965-12-12) December 12, 1965 (age 53)[1]
Waltham, Massachusetts[2]
Pen nameT.K.F. Weisskopf
NationalityUnited States
GenreScience fiction

Toni Weisskopf (born December 12, 1965) is an American science fiction editor and the publisher of Baen Books.

Weisskopf is an alumna of Oberlin College, from which she graduated in 1987. She was immediately employed by Baen Books, where she served as executive editor until the death of founder Jim Baen in 2006, at which point she took over as publisher.[3]

She has edited a number of their anthologies under the name T.K.F. Weisskopf, and won the Phoenix Award in 1994 for excellence in science fiction, the Rebel Award in 2000 for lifetime achievement in Southern Science Fiction Fandom, and in 1994 she was also awarded the tongue-in-cheek Rubble Award, given out annually to a fan or pro who has "done something humorously ignominious".[4] In 2015, Weisskopf was nominated for a Hugo Award. She was awarded the Neffy Award as Best Editor in the same year.

Weisskopf was the editor guest of honor for the 2010 North American Science Fiction Convention, ReConStruction.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She had one daughter, Katherine, with Jim Baen.[6]

She later married Hank Reinhardt, who died on October 30, 2007.


  1. ^ "December Birthdays".
  2. ^ "Toni Weisskopf interview excerpts". Locus Online.
  3. ^ Hickey, Katherine (August 10, 2006). "Baen Books Appoints New Publisher: Weisskopf Now at the Helm" (Press release). PRWeb. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Robe, Gary. "If Life Hands You Sour Grapes--Try Making Whine:A Brief History of the Rubble Award". Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  5. ^ Silver, Steven (August 11, 2009). "Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011". SF Site News. SF Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  6. ^ Rourke, Mary (July 4, 2006). "Obituaries; Jim Baen, 62; Science Fiction Publisher Pioneered Web Sales". Los Angeles Times. p. B13. Retrieved June 13, 2011.

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