Recent Publications

  • Robot Uprisings

    edited by Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams

    As real robots creep into our lives, so does a sense of fear—we have all wondered what horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry. The idea of a robot uprising is fascinating precisely because it is possible. This anthology will bring to life the answers to our …

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  • The End is Nigh

    edited by John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey

    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

    But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are …

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  • Seeds of Change (2nd Edition)


    Imagine the moment when the present ends, and the future begins–when the world we knew is no more and a brave new world is thrust upon us. Gathering stories by nine of today’s most incisive minds, Seeds of Change confronts the pivotal issues facing our society today: racism, global warming, peak oil, technological …

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  • Oz Reimagined

    edited by John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen

    When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became an instant, bestselling hit. Today the whimsical tale remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to spawn wildly popular books, movies, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought …

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  • The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    Mad scientists have never had it so tough. In super-hero comics, graphic novels, films, TV series, video games and even works of what may be fiction, they are besieged by those who stand against them, devoid of sympathy for their irrational, megalomaniacal impulses to rule, destroy or otherwise dominate the world as we know it.…

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  • Brave New Worlds (2nd Edition)


    When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

    In his smash-hit anthologies Wastelands and The Living Dead, acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams showed you what happens when …

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  • Epic: Legends of Fantasy

    A World Fantasy Award finalist!

    There is a sickness in the land. Prophets tell of the fall of empires, the rise of champions. Great beasts stir in vaults beneath the hills, beneath the waves. Armies mass. Gods walk. The world will be torn asunder.

    Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest and best. From the creation myths and quest sagas …

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From the Blog

ROBOT UPRISINGS is now on sale!

ROBOT UPRISINGS, my new anthology co-edited with Daniel H. Wilson, is now on sale! You can learn more on the ROBOT UPRISINGS website, including where you can buy the book.


Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to …

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About JJA

John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come), Robot Uprisings, and Dead Man’s Hand. He has been nominated for six Hugo Awards and five World Fantasy Awards, and he has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Current Projects

  • Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy

    bestamerican Best-of-the-Year reprint anthology, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Series Editor: John Joseph Adams. 2015 Guest Editor: Joe Hill.…


  • Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

    The Geek's Guide to the GalaxyThe Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is an interview / talk show hosted by John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley, which airs on…


  • Nightmare Magazine

    NightmareThe online horror magazine, featuring a mix of original and reprinted fiction, with nonfiction, podcasts, and art.…


  • Lightspeed Magazine

    LightspeedThe Hugo Award-nominated online science fiction and fantasy magazine, featuring a mix of original and reprinted fiction, with nonfiction, podcasts, and art.…