Recent Publications

  • HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    If you’re a regular backer of Kickstarters, you’ve probably seen some unique crowdfunding projects in your time. But one thing all of those campaigns—boringly!—had in common was: They abided by the physical laws of the universe! HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! is an anthology of science fiction/fantasy stories told in the form of fictional crowdfunding …

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  • Dead Man’s Hand

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    The weird western is the forefather of steampunk, with a history that includes Stephen King’s Dark Tower and Card’s Alvin Maker. But where steampunk is Victorian, weird westerns are darker, grittier; in a weird western, the protagonist might be gunned down in a duel, killed by a vampire, or confronted by aliens on the streets …

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  • 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)

    REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

    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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From the Blog

NEWS: THE END IS NOW Now Available!

The second volume of The Apocalypse Triptych, THE END IS NOW, is now on sale. As you probably know, this is the second of a series of three anthologies I’m co-editing/publishing with Wool-author Hugh Howey.

If you’re one of the readers who read and enjoyed volume one: Thank you! We’re glad to see you returning for volume two. You made the first volume a resounding success, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with both how well the book’s

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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. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. 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.…

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  • 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 Wired.com.…

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  • Nightmare Magazine

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

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  • 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.…

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