John Joseph Adams

John Joseph Adams

John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, an SF/Fantasy imprint from 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 WastelandsBrave New Worlds, and The Living Dead. Recent books include Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World, 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 two-time 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. He also served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award. Find him online at and @johnjosephadams.

Awards and Memberships

Awards & Nominations

  • Hugo Award Winner – Best Semiprozine: 2014, 2015
  • Hugo Award Nominee – Best Semiprozine: 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Hugo Award Nominee – Best Editor (Short Form): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • World Fantasy Award Nominee – Special Award (Professional): 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • World Fantasy Award Nominee – Best Anthology: 2009, 2011, 2014
  • Alfie Award Winner – Best Editor (Short Form): 2015
  • Locus Award Finalist – Best Editor: 2013, 2014, 2015


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  • HWA member

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