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I’ll be in New York for New York Comic Con this week. Here’s my schedule:

PANEL: America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
PANELISTS: Me, N.K. Jemisin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Matthew Kressel (M)
TIME: 12:15PM – 1:15PM, Sunday, October 7
WHERE: Javits Center – 1A18

AUTOGRAPHING: America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
PARTICIPANTS: Me, N.K. Jemisin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders
TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Sunday, October 7
WHERE: Hall 1A Author Autographing Area – Table 1

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One World, the publisher of my anthology (co-edited with Victor LaValle), A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, will also be featuring the anthology at their booth, so be sure to swing by and ask them about it!

Otherwise, on Sunday, you might find me loitering around the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth, where they’ll have plenty of John Joseph Adams Books titles for sale (as well as HMH’s other genre stuff, like Tolkien and Atwood), and/or at the One World booth, or heck maybe at any of the other publisher booths since that’s where the people I know probably are. If you see me, say hi!

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NEWS: THE CHOSEN ONE by Veronica Roth Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

NYT bestselling author of the DIVERGENT and CARVE THE MARK series Veronica Roth’s adult debut THE CHOSEN ONE, which tells the story of five friends who saved the world when they were teenagers, but now, as celebrity adults, must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero by destiny or by choice, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2020.

The deal announcement first ran in Entertainment Weekly, which has a bit of extra background on it.

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This one has been under wraps—or kinda-sorta under wraps—for quite a while, but the announcement for this project finally ran in Publishers Marketplace today:

Author of THE CHANGELING Victor LaValle and editor of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series John Joseph Adams’ A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, an anthology of 25 original speculative fiction stories that challenge oppressive narratives and imagine a future in which the country is shaped by justice and freedom, featuring stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jamie Ford, Hugh Howey, N.K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Alice Sola Kim, Daniel José Older, Charles Yu, and more, to Victory Matsui at One World, in an exclusive submission, for publication in February 2019, by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company (NA).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction — Victor LaValle
  • The Bookstore at the End of America — Charlie Jane Anders
  • Our Aim is Not to Die — A. Merc Rustad
  • The Wall — Lizz Huerta
  • Read After Burning — Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Chapter 5: Disruption and Continuity [excerpted] — Malka Older
  • It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It Alright — Sam J. Miller
  • Attachment Disorder — Tananarive Due
  • By His Bootstraps — Ashok K. Banker
  • Riverbed — Omar El Akkad
  • What Maya Found There — Daniel José Older
  • The Referendum — Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • Calendar Girls — Justina Ireland
  • The Synapse Will Free Us From Ourselves — Violet Allen
  • O.1 — gabby rivera
  • The Blindfold — Tobias S. Buckell
  • No Algorithms in the World — Hugh Howey
  • Esperanto — Jamie Ford
  • ROME — G. Willow Wilson
  • Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death — N. K. Jemisin
  • Good News Bad News — Charles Yu
  • What You Sow — Kai Cheng Thom
  • A History Of Barbed Wire — Daniel H. Wilson
  • The Sun in Exile — Catherynne M. Valente
  • Harmony — Seanan McGuire
  • Now Wait for This Week — Alice Sola Kim


Note: All of these pre-order pages currently say “thirty visionary” stories, but there are only 25 stories in the book. [That should be updated/corrected shortly.]

Publishing Details

  • Trade Paperback: $17.00
  • Ebook: $11.99
  • Publisher: One World (an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • Release Date: Feb 05, 2019
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 978-0525508809

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LIMITED TIME SALE: Oz Reimagined Discounted to $7.99 in Paperback and 99¢ on Kindle Until May 31 @

Oz Reimagined (which I co-edited with Douglas Cohen) is available a deep discount in both trade paperback ($7.99) and Kindle (99¢) through May 31.


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 together leading fantasy writers such as Orson Scott Card, Tad Williams, Jane Yolen, Jonathan Maberry, and Seanan McGuire to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans—and, really, any reader with an appetite for richly imagined worlds. Some stories are dystopian… Some are dreamlike… All are undeniably Oz.

Oz Reimagined


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NEWS: World Fantasy Awards Nomination Period Now Open (Closes May 31, 2018)

This year’s World Fantasy Awards nomination period is now open.

The World Fantasy Awards will be presented in Baltimore, MD during the World Fantasy Convention (Nov. 1-4). Deadline for nominating is and ballots must be received by May 31, 2018.

All registered members of the 2016 World Fantasy Convention, the 2017 World Fantasy Convention, and the 2018 event in Baltimore will be eligible to vote before the deadline. If you didn’t attend one of the previously mentioned World Fantasy conventions, and you don’t plan to attend this year, you can still nominate by purchasing a supporting membership.

Already registered? Go and nominate your favorite works! Voting information is available on the World Fantasy Convention 2018 website.

To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2017.

  • All of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast).
  • All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2017 is available online (and also much of the 2017 original fiction is available as a podcast).

After the jump, you’ll find all of the 2017 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper World Fantasy categories. In the interest of clarity, I’ve eliminated any science fiction from these lists, as SF is not eligible for the World Fantasy Award.


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NEWS: CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER by Molly Tanzer Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

Molly Tanzer’s CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER, the third book in her series that began with CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER, a WWII-era fantasy set in England where two teenage girls seek to become full members of an international society of diabolists, a quest that will nearly ruin their friendship and take them down dark paths when one girl learns her parents were taken to a concentration camp and the other summons a powerful and mysterious demon, to John Joseph Adams Books, for publication in Spring 2020, by Cameron McClure at Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).

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NEWS: Carrie Vaughn’s BANNERLESS Wins Philip K. Dick Award

Carrie Vaughn’s BANNERLESS—the very first original novel we acquired and published under my John Joseph Adams Books imprint (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)—just won the Philip K. Dick Award! Huge congrats to Carrie!

The full list of finalists this year were:

  • THE BOOK OF ETTA by Meg Elison (47North)
  • SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • AFTER THE FLARE by Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press)
  • THE WRONG STARS by Tim Pratt (Angry Robot)
  • REVENGER Alastair Reynolds (Orbit)
  • BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – Winner!
  • ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells (

The winner was announced on at Norwescon 41 in SeaTac, Washington.

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States during the previous calendar year. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society. This year’s judges were Deborah J. Ross (chair), Robert Onopa, James Stoddard, Amy Thomson, and Rick Wilber.

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Launching on Patreon and Drip, or How to Become a Dragonrider or Space Wizard

I just launched a Patreon ( and a Drip ( as a way for readers and fans to support my editorial endeavors. Details below.

TL;DR Version

If you enjoy Lightspeed and Nightmare and my anthologies, this is a way for you to help support that endeavor by chipping in a buck or more on a recurring basis. Your support will help us bring bigger and better (and more) projects into the world.



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