Recent Publications

  • 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 …

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  • Operation Arcana

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. From the War of the Ring, Tolkien’s epic battle of good versus evil, to The Battle of the Blackwater, George R.R. Martin’s grim portrait of the horror and futility of war, these fantastical conflicts …

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  • Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically-acclaimed Wastelands offers thirty of …

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  • Wastelands (mass market edition)

    edited by John Joseph Adams

    Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction — including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King — Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to …

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  • The End is Now

    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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  • 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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From the Blog

NEWS: BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015 Contributor List Announced

Advance Review Copies of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 are trickling out into the world, so we thought now would be a good time to announce our contributor list. The anthology will contain stories from the following authors; we’re keeping the specific stories selected for inclusion under wraps for now, but meanwhile here is a list of the authors featured in the anthology.

  • Nathan Ballingrud
  • T.C. Boyle
  • Adam-Troy Castro
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Theodora Goss
  • Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Kelly Link

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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 Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent and forthcoming books include Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World: Climate Fiction, and The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come). 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 nine times) and is 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.

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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