Jonathan Strahan

Jonathan Strahan (born 1964 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an editor and publisher of science fiction. His family moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1968, and he graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986.

In 1990 he co-founded Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and worked on it as co-editor and co-publisher until 1999. He was also co-publisher of Eidolon Books which published Robin Pen's The Secret Life of Rubber-Suit Monsters, Howard Waldrop's Going Home Again, Storm Constantine's The Thorn Boy, and Terry Dowling's Blackwater Days.

In 1997 Jonathan worked in Oakland, California for Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field as an assistant editor and wrote a regular reviewer column for the magazine until March 1998 when he returned to Australia. In early 1999 Jonathan resumed reviewing and copyediting for Locus, and was then promoted to Reviews Editor (January 2002 – present). Other reviews have appeared in Eidolon, Eidolon: SF Online, and Foundation. Jonathan has won the Aurealis Award, the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review, the Australian National Science Fiction Convention's "Ditmar Award", and the Peter McNamara Achievement Award.[1]

A ten-time Hugo Award nominee, Strahan won the World Fantasy Award (Special – Professional) in 2010 for his work as an editor, and his anthologies have won the Locus Award for Best Anthology three times (2008, 2010, 2013) and the Aurealis Award four times.

As a freelance editor, Jonathan has edited or co-edited forty-one original and reprint anthologies, and seventeen single-author story collections which have been published in Australia and the United States.

In 1999 Jonathan founded The Coode Street Press, which published the one-shot review 'zine The Coode Street Review of Science Fiction and co-published Terry Dowling's Antique Futures. The Coode Street Press is currently inactive.

Jonathan currently co-hosts the weekly Coode Street Podcast with Gary K. Wolfe, which has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Award, the Ditmar Award, and the Hugo Award.[2]

Jonathan married former Locus Managing Editor Marianne Jablon in 1999 and they live in Perth, Western Australia with their two daughters, Jessica and Sophie.

Jonathan Strahan
Jonathan Strahan in 2007
Jonathan Strahan in 2007
Born1964
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
OccupationEditor, critic, podcaster
NationalityAustralian
Period1991–present
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
SubjectScience fiction, fantasy
Website
jonathanstrahan.com.au

Edited works

  1. The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume: 1, (with Jeremy G Byrne), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 1997, tpb
  2. The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume: 2, (with Jeremy G Byrne), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 1998, pb
  3. Science Fiction: Best of 2003, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2004, pb
  4. The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction, (with Charles N. Brown), HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney 2004, tpb
  5. Best Short Novels: 2004, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, 2004, hc
  6. Science Fiction: Best of 2004, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2005, pb
  7. Fantasy: Best of 2004, (with Karen Haber), ibooks, New York 2005, pb
  8. Best Short Novels: 2005, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, 2005, hc
  9. Best Short Novels: 2006, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, June 2006, hc
  10. Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005, The Locus Press, Oakland, California,. September 2006
  11. Fantasy: The Very Best of 2005, The Locus Press, Oakland, California, September 2006
  12. Eidolon 1, (with Jeremy G Byrne), Eidolon Books, Perth August 2006, tpb
  13. The Jack Vance Treasury, (with Terry Dowling), Subterranean Press, January 2007, hc
  14. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 1, Jonathan Strahan ed., Night Shade Books, March 2007, tpb
  15. Best Short Novels: 2007, Bookspan Inc/The Science Fiction Book Club, New York, May 2007, hc
  16. The New Space Opera, (with Gardner Dozois), HarperCollins Publishers, New York June 2007; HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sydney June 2007, tp
  17. Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling, Bruce Sterling, Subterranean Press, Summer 2007, hc
  18. Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Night Shade Books, October 2007, tpb
  19. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 2, Night Shade Books, March 2008, tpb
  20. The Starry Rift, Viking Penguin, New York, Spring 2008, hc
  21. The Jack Vance Reader, Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan eds, Subterranean Press, Summer 2008, hc
  22. Eclipse Two: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan ed, Night Shade Books, October 2008, tpb
  23. Wild Thyme, Green Magic: Stories by Jack Vance, Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan eds., Subterranean Press, Summer 2009, hc
  24. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 3, Jonathan Strahan ed., Night Shade Books, June 2009, tpb
  25. The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan eds., HarperCollins Publishers, New York July 2009, tp
  26. Eclipse Three: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan ed, Night Shade Books, October 2009, tp
  27. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4 (Night Shade Books, March 2010)
  28. Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean Press, March 2010)
  29. Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (ed with Charles N. Brown) (Night Shade Books, April 2010)
  30. The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter Jon Williams (Night Shade Books, April 2010)
  31. Subterranean Online, Spring Issue (April 2010)
  32. Hard Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance (ed. with Terry Dowling) (Subterranean Press, June 2010)
  33. Legends of Australian Fantasy (ed. with Jack Dann) (HarperCollins Publishers Australia, July 2010)
  34. Wings of Fire (ed. with Marianne S. Jablon) (Night Shade Books, May 2010)
  35. Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (ed. with Lou Anders) (Harper Eos, July 2010)
  36. The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (Night Shade Books, August 2010)
  37. Godlike Machines (The Science Fiction Book Club, September 2010)
  38. The Best of Larry Niven (Subterranean Press, December 2010)
  39. Engineering Infinity (Solaris, December 2010)[3][4]
  40. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5 (Night Shade Books, February 2011)
  41. Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier (Viking Books for Young Readers, April 2011)
  42. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 6 (Night Shade Books, March 2012)
  43. Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 2012)
  44. Edge of Infinity (Solaris, December 2012)
  45. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 7 (Night Shade Books, March 2013) [5]
  46. Fearsome Journeys – The New Solaris Book of Fantasy (Solaris, May 2013) [6]
  47. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 7 (Solaris, May 2014)
  48. Reach for Infinity (Solaris, June 2014)[7]
  49. Fearsome Magics – The New Solaris Book of Fantasy (Solaris, October 2014)

Eclipse Online

From October 2012 till March 2013 Strahan edited an online extension of his Eclipse anthology series. *Eclipse Online* featured the following stories:

  • “Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery”, Eleanor Arnason
  • “Firebugs”, Nina Kiriki Hoffmann
  • “One Room an Everywhere”, K J Parker
  • “The Contrary Gardner”, Christopher Rowe
  • “Invisible Men”, Christopher Barzak
  • “The Memcordist”, Lavie Tidhar
  • “The Amnesia Helmet”, F. Brett Cox
  • “The Advocate”, Genevieve Valentine
  • “On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V—”, Peter Ball
  • “Sanctuary”, Susan Palwick
  • “In Metal, In Bone”, An Owomoyela
  • “Loss, with Chalk Diagrams”, E. Lily Yu

Eclipse Online ceased publication when the publisher Night Shade Books was transferred to new ownership.

Infinity Project (linked anthologies)

  1. Engineering Infinity (Solaris 2010)
  2. Edge of Infinity (Solaris 2012)
  3. Reach for Infinity (Solaris 2014)
  4. Meeting Infinity (Solaris 2015)
  5. Bridging Infinity (Solaris 2016)
  6. Infinity Wars (Solaris 2017)
  7. Infinity's End (Solaris 2018)

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jonathan Strahan". Science Fiction Awards Database (sfadb.com). Mark R. Kelly and the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. 2012–2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "The Coode Street Podcast".
  3. ^ Seel, Nigel (April 11, 2011). "Book Review: Engineering Infinity (ed) Jonathan Strahan". ScienceFiction.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Waters, Robert E. (March 8, 2011). "Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan". Tangent. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven table of contents and cover art". Archived from the original on 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ "The Fearsome Journeys The New Solaris Book of Fantasy cover art and summary!". Archived from the original on 13 December 2012.
  7. ^ Alexander, Niall (12 June 2014). "Step into the Stars: Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan". Tor.com. Retrieved 13 December 2015.

External links

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Preston Reynolds (born 13 March 1966) is a British science fiction author. He specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle University, where he read physics and astronomy. Afterwards, he earned a PhD from the University of St Andrews. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where he met his wife Josette (who is from France). There, he worked for the European Space Research and Technology Centre (part of the European Space Agency) until 2004 when he left to pursue writing full-time. He returned to Wales in 2008 and lives near Cardiff.

Aurealis Award for best anthology

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers". To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year; the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's fiction told primarily through words, children's fiction told primarily through pictures, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction. The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists. The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best anthology category. The award for best anthology was first awarded in 2008 along with two other categories; best collection and best illustrated book or graphic novel to replace the discontinued Golden Aurealis awards. Jonathan Strahan has won the award five times, while Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios have won it twice. Strahan holds the record for most nominations, having been nominated 19 times.

Beyond the Aquila Rift

Beyond the Aquila Rift is a 2016 collection of science fiction short stories and novellas by British author Alastair Reynolds, published by Gollancz, and edited by Jonathan Strahan and William Schafer. It contains works previously published in other venues. The collection features several stories connected to Reynolds's previous stories and novels. "Great Wall of Mars", "Weather", Last Log of the Lachrymosa, and Diamond Dogs take place in the Revelation Space universe, Thousandth Night takes place in the same universe as House of Suns, and "The Water Thief" takes place in the Poseidon's Children universe.

Catch That Zeppelin!

"Catch That Zeppelin!" is a 1975 alternate history short story by American writer Fritz Leiber. It was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Eidolon I

Eidolon I is a 2006 speculative fiction anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Jeremy G. Byrne.

Ellen Klages

Ellen Klages (born 1954) is an American science, science fiction and historical fiction writer who lives in San Francisco. Her novelette "Basement Magic" won the 2005 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. She had previously been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell awards. Her first (non-genre) novel, The Green Glass Sea, was published by Viking Children's Books in 2006. It won the 2007 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Portable Childhoods, a collection of her short fiction published by Tachyon Publications, was named a 2008 World Fantasy Award Finalist. White Sands, Red Menace, the sequel to The Green Glass Sea, was published in Fall 2008. In 2010 her short story "Singing on a Star" was nominated for a World Fantasy Award.Klages is also known for doing stand-up comedy and other performances as an auctioneer annually at WisCon. The WisCon Tiptree Auction is a fundraiser for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award; Klages also serves on the Board for the award. "At past Tiptree auctions, auctioneer/comedian Ellen Klages has auctioned off her own hair, Mary Doria Russell's brassiere, a hand-knitted uterus, a kangaroo-scrotum purse, a cherry pie, and a Xena lawn butt." Klages was a Guest of Honor at Wiscon 33.

Engineering Infinity

Engineering Infinity is a science fiction anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan. It was nominated for a Locus Award for Best Anthology in 2012.

Exhalation (short story)

"Exhalation" is a science fiction short story by American writer Ted Chiang. It was first published in 2008 in the anthology Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan. It won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Garth Nix

Garth Richard Nix (born 19 July 1963) is an Australian writer who specialises in children's and young adult fantasy novels, notably the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series. He has frequently been asked if his name is a pseudonym, to which he has responded, "I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy. However, it is my real name."

Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi (born 9 March 1978) is a Finnish author of science fiction and fantasy, who writes in both English and Finnish. He lives in Oakland, California, and was a founding director of a commercial research organisation, ThinkTank Maths.

Karen Haber

Karen Haber (born 1955) is a science fiction and non-fiction author and editor, as well an art critic and historian. She is the author of nine novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and co-author of Science of the X-Men. Other publications include Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present, a collection of essays by leading science fiction writers and artists, and Transitions with Todd Lockwood, a retrospective of the artist's work. In 2001 she edited a Hugo-nominated essay collection celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien, Meditations on Middle Earth. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many anthologies. She reviews art books for Locus magazine and profiles artists for various publications including Realms of Fantasy. With her husband, Robert Silverberg, she co-edited Best Science Fiction of 2001, 2002, and the Best Fantasy of 2001 and 2002 for ibooks and later, co-edited the continuation with Jonathan Strahan.

Peter Watts (author)

Peter Watts (born 1958) is a Canadian science fiction author and former marine-mammal biologist.

Reach for Infinity

Reach for Infinity is a 2014 science fiction anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan. In 2015, it was nominated for a Locus Award for Best Anthology, an Aurealis Award for Best Anthology and the Philip K. Dick Award.

Sean McMullen

Sean Christopher McMullen (born midnight 21 December 1948 in Sale, Victoria) is an award-winning Australian science fiction and fantasy author.

Stars and Gods

Stars and Gods is a collection of science fiction and non-fiction by Larry Niven and edited by Jonathan Strahan, first published in hardcover and ebook form by Tor Books in August 2010. A trade paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August 2011.The book contains nine excerpts from longer works, fifteen works of short fiction, and seven short nonfictional works by Niven, some written in collaboration, together with a preface and fifteen introductions to several of the pieces by the author and an interview of Niven by Brenda Cooper.

Stephen Baxter bibliography

This is the complete bibliography of British science fiction author Stephen Baxter.

The Best of Larry Niven

The Best of Larry Niven is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories written by Larry Niven and edited by Jonathan Strahan, first published in hardcover by Subterranean Press in December 2010. The pieces were originally published between 1965 and 2000 in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Galaxy Magazine, Knight, Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, Vertex: the Magazine of Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Omni and Playboy, the anthologies Dangerous Visions, Quark/4, Ten Tomorrows, and What Might Have Been? Volume 1: Alternate Empires, the novel The Magic Goes Away, and the collections All the Myriad Ways and The Flight of the Horse.The book contains twenty-five short stories, novelettes and novellas, one novel, and one essay by the author, together with an introduction by Jerry Pournelle.

The New Space Opera

The New Space Opera is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan. It was published in 2007, and includes all original stories selected to represent the genre of space opera. It includes a five-page introduction, plus a brief introduction to each of the stories, and a dedication to Jack Dann. The front and back covers include endorsements by Orson Scott Card, Charles Stross, Joe Haldeman, Vernor Vinge, and Greg Bear. Ten out of the eighteen stories in the book were selected for the Locus recommended reading list for 2007.The anthology was followed with The New Space Opera 2 (2009).

The New Space Opera 2

The New Space Opera 2 (2009, ISBN 978-0-06-156235-8) is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan. It was published in 2009, and includes all original stories selected to represent the genre of space opera. Five of the stories in the book were selected for the Locus recommended reading list for 2009.This anthology follows The New Space Opera which was published in 2007.

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