Eric Choi

Eric Choi

Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer and award-winning writer and editor. He holds a B.A.Sc in engineering science and an M.A.Sc in aerospace engineering, both from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from York University. In 2009, he was one of the Top 40 finalists (out of 5,351 applicants) in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign. Please refer to his website for a more detailed biography.


Eric is the co-editor of two speculative fiction collections, the hard SF anthology Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor) with Ben Bova and the Aurora Award winning The Dragon and the Stars (DAW) with Derwin Mak. His short stories have appeared in 17 anthologies as well as Analog, Asimov’s and Science Fiction Age. Please refer to his website for a complete bibliography.

Awards and Memberships

Eric was the first recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award (now the Dell Magazines Award) and has twice won the Aurora Award for his short story “Crimson Sky” and for the anthology The Dragon and the Stars (DAW). Professional memberships include Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Canadian Alumni of the International Space University, and Professional Engineers Ontario.

Related Experience

Eric undertakes about a dozen speaking engagements per year at diverse venues including literary and scientific conferences, trade shows, professional associations, universities and colleges, elementary schools, museums, bookstores, and libraries across North America and around the world. He has spoken at the Library of Congress and has been a past editor guest-of-honor at VCON and SFContario and a past science guest-of-honor at Ad Astra and CAN*CON. His television appearances have included The Weather Network, CTV News and Omni TV to discuss topics ranging from science fiction to the weather on Mars. He has lectured on spacecraft engineering and science fiction at the International Space University, and he gave a lecture about orbital mechanics at the 2016 Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop.

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