Recent Publications

  • Cosmic Powers

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams. Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, …

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  • What the #@&% Is That?

    edited by John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen

    The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and Macabre

    Fear of the unknown—it is the essence of the best horror stories, the need to know what monstrous vision you’re beholding and the underlying terror that you just might find out. Now, twenty authors have gathered to ask—and maybe answer—a question worthy of almost any horror tale: “What the #@&% is that?” Join these masters of suspense as they take you to where the …

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  • Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016

    Series Editor: John Joseph Adams | Guest Editor: Karen Joy Fowler

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor—a leading writer in the field—then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

    From quiet, elegiac, contemporary …

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  • Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

    Series Editor: John Joseph Adams | Guest Editor: Joe Hill

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor—a leading writer in the field—then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

    Science fiction and fantasy enjoys …

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  • Loosed Upon the World

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    This is the definitive collection of climate fiction from John Joseph Adams, the acclaimed editor of The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy and Wastelands. These provocative stories explore our present and speculate about all of our tomorrows through terrifying struggle, and hope. Join the bestselling authors Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nancy Kress, Kim Stanley Robinson, Jim Shepard, and over twenty others as they presciently explore the greatest threat to our future. This is …

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  • Press Start to Play

    edited by John Joseph Adams & Daniel H. Wilson

    IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS.

    You are standing in a room filled with books, faced with a difficult decision. Suddenly, one with a distinctive cover catches your eye. It is a groundbreaking anthology of short stories from award-winning writers and game-industry titans who have embarked on a quest to explore what happens when video games and science fiction collide. From text-based adventures to first-person shooters, dungeon crawlers to horror …

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  • The End Has Come

    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 heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH …

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From the Blog

NEWS: John Joseph Adams Books 2017 Lineup Cover Reveal

We announced John Joseph Adams Books back in November 2015 and then pre-launched the imprint with three Hugh Howey reissues in early 2016—Beacon 23, Shift, and Dust—but it’s only now, coming up in July, will we be publishing our first original acquisitions. It’s been a long road!

I’m really exited about all our acquisitions thus far, and am pleased to be able to unveil the covers of our 2017 lineup. See below for the covers and to learn more about each of the books!


A mysterious murder in a dystopian future leads a novice investigator to

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About JJA

John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction/fantasy imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent and forthcoming books include Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World, and The Apocalypse Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist ten times) and a seven-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.