John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and the New York Times bestselling editor of more than forty anthologies, such as Wastelands, A People’s Future of the United States, and Out There Screaming (with Jordan Peele).
John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award. He has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, and his books have been lauded as some of the best anthologies of all time.
John is also editor (and publisher) of the Hugo Award-winning magazine Lightspeed and is publisher of its sister-magazines Nightmare and Fantasy. Prior to taking on that role, John worked for nine years in the editorial department of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
In addition to his short fiction work, he’s a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast, and for five years he was the editor of the John Joseph Adams Books novel imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
John has written reviews for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Locus Magazine, Amazing Stories, Audible.com, Strange Horizons, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. His other nonfiction writing has appeared in venues such as io9, Syfy Wire, Tor.com, and Wired.com. He also served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award.
Lately, he’s been working as an editor on various TTRPG projects for Kobold Press and Monte Cook Games and as a contributing game designer on books such as Kobold Press’s Tome of Heroes. Learn more at johnjosephadams.com.