Tony Daniel (science fiction writer)

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Tony Daniel
Born 1963
United States
Pen name Tony Daniel
Occupation Writer, editor, professor
Genre Science fiction

Tony Daniel (born 1963) is an American science fiction writer and is an editor at Baen Books.


Daniel has appeared numerous times in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies. He has authored eight books, numerous short stories and poems, as well as literary criticism and reviews. The novels Metaplanetary and Superluminal are part of a series, based upon the novella "Grist," while the third installment of the trilogy has yet to appear in print.

Daniel is an editor at Baen Books. He currently lives near Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Rika and children - Cokie and Hans. He was a lecturer in science fiction as literature, screenplays, and graduate writing workshops at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2006-2011. He was also senior story editor at's Seeing Ear Theater from 2000–2002, where he wrote, produced and directed several productions.

His short story "Life on the Moon" was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1996 and won the Asimov's magazine Readers Choice award for that year.



Short story collections[edit]


Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Passage of Night Trains" (1990)
  • "Words" (1991)
  • "Candle" (1991)
  • "Prism Tree" (1991)
  • "Locust" (1991)
  • "Brothers" (1991)
  • "The Natural Hack" (1992)
  • "Lost in Transmission" (1992)
  • "Faces" (1992)
  • "Despair, Not Feast on Thee" (1992)
  • "The Careful Man Goes West" (1992)
  • "Death of Reason" (1992)
  • "Sun So Hot I Froze to Death" (1993)
  • "Always Falling Apart" (1993)
  • "Aconcagua" (1993)
  • "Dover Beach" (1993)
  • "God's Foot" (1993)
  • "Angel of Mercy" (1994)
  • "Press Return" (1995)
  • "Life on the Moon" (1995)
  • "No Love in All of Dwingeloo" (1995)
  • "The Joys of the Sidereal Long Distance Runner" (1996)
  • "A Dry, Quiet War" (1996)
  • "The Robot's Twilight Companion" (1996)
  • "The Ashes of New Orleans" (1997)
  • "Black Canoes" (1997)
  • "Radio Praha" (1998)
  • "Mystery Box" (1999)
  • "In From the Commons" (1999)
  • "Barry Malzberg Drives a Black Cadillac" (2001)
  • "The Valley of the Gardens" (2007)
  • "Ex Cathedra" (2008)
  • "CHECKSUM Checkmate" (2012)[11]
  • "The Heretic" (excerpt) (2013) with David Drake
  • "Frog Water" (2013)[12]
  • "And to All a Good Night" (2013)[13]
  • "Hell Hounds" (2015)[14]


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