CHARLES N. BROWN

CHARLES N. BROWN was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Locus Magazine from 1968 until his death in 2009. He was involved in the science fiction field since the late 1940s. He was the original book reviewer for Asimov’s, edited several SF anthologies, and wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers. Brown founded Locus in 1968 and has won more Hugos than anyone else. Also a freelance fiction editor for the past 40 ...Read More

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LIZA GROEN TROMBI

LIZA GROEN TROMBI is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Locus. A life-long reader of SF, she studied Spanish literature, history, and translation at SFSU and copyediting and line-editing at Editcetera before joining the magazine in early 2003. She has been Editor-in-Chief since 2009. She also participates in convention panels and awards juries, runs the Locus Awards Weekend and a quarterly writing workshop, publishes books with Locus Press, and serves as board ...Read More

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KIRSTEN GONG-WONG

KIRSTEN GONG-WONG, Managing Editor, joined Locus in 1993. A native of California’s Central Valley (Porterville, to be exact), she attended UC Berkeley, then USCl. In 1989, she returned to the Bay Area and has since refused to leave. Prior to working for Locus, she practiced law as a litigator. At Locus, she is responsible for production, advertising, general office management, and miscellaneous troubleshooting. She resides in San Leandro, California ...Read More

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FRANCESCA MYMAN

FRANCESCA MYMAN, Senior Editor, grew up in Point Reyes Station in a dome house located adjacent to what was once Philip K. Dick’s writing studio, which no doubt explains her early otherworldly dreams. She is a graduate of Yale University, and has two graduate degrees in English and creative writing, interdisciplinary with classes in art, design, film, and criticism. She has done over 90 Locus covers, all but three ...Read More

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TIM PRATT

TIM PRATT, Senior Editor, co-edited ‘zine Flytrap with Heather Shaw from 2004 to 2008 and edited anthologies Sympathy for the Devil and Rags and Bones (with Melissa Marr). His first collection, Little Gods, was published in 2003, and his first novel, The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, was published in 2005. Collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist, and he won a ...Read More

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ARLEY SORG

ARLEY SORG, Senior Editor plus occasional Locus film and book reviewer, was born in California but grew up in England, Hawaii, and Colorado. He studied Asian Religions at Pitzer College. He lives in Oakland, and has been known to write SF/F/H from time to time in local coffee shops. A 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, Arley is also co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine, Associate Editor and reviewer at Lightspeed & ...Read More

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JOSH PEARCE

JOSH PEARCE, Associate Editor, started working at Locus in 2016. He studied creative writing at SFSU and has stories and poetry in Analog, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cast of Wonders, Clarkesworld, IGMS, and Nature. He currently lives in California with his wife and sons. Find him on Twitter: @fictionaljosh, or at fictionaljosh.com. One time, Ken Jennings signed his chest. ...Read More

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BOB BLOUGH

BOB BLOUGH, Assistant Editor, is a retired actor who has traveled all over the world but is now here in the SF Bay Area. While not an aspiring writer, he is an avid reader and a long-time reviewer of short fiction. “To those writers who have entertained me, enlivened my dreary days and enriched my life, I thank you. Contrary to many who think the genre is dying I ...Read More

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MARK R. KELLY

MARK R. KELLY, Web Editor, founded Locus Online in 1997 and served as webmaster and online ‘editor-in-chief’ until October 2017, when the Locus Magazine staff redesigned the site and took over day-to-day control. He still contributes some content, including ‘New Titles and Bestsellers’ listings and Blinks posts.

He has a BA degree in Mathematics from UCLA, and worked for a certain large aerospace concern in Canoga Park CA for ...Read More

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LAUREL AMBERDINE

LAUREL AMBERDINE, Web Editor, read at least novel a day for over a decade until she married someone who occasionally wanted to talk to her, putting an end to that streak. She has published poetry and short fiction, but loves novels best of all. She lives in San Francisco, where she enjoys visiting the ocean, taking naps, and teaching herself quantum mechanics. You can follow her on Twitter @amberdine. ...Read More

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JONATHAN STRAHAN

JONATHAN STRAHAN, Reviews Editor, is an editor and anthologist. He was co-editor/co-publisher of Eidolon, an Australian SF semiprozine, between 1990 and 1999, co-edited The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology series in 1997 and 1998, and is publisher of The Coode Street Press. He won the Australian National Science Fiction Award and the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review in 2002, and received the Peter ...Read More

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ALVARO ZINOS-AMARO

ALVARO ZINOS-AMARO, Roundtable Editor, is co-author of a book of interviews with Robert Silverberg, Traveler of Worlds, that was a Hugo and Locus Award finalist in 2017. Alvaro’s more than thirty stories and one hundred reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines like Clarkesworld, Asimov‘s, Apex, Analog, Lightspeed, Nature, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Galaxy’s Edge, Lackington’s, and anthologies such as The Year’s Best Science Fiction & ...Read More

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TERRY BISSON

TERRY BISSON, Contributing Editor, is the author of multiple award-winning stories “Bears Discover Fire” and “macs”, and novels including Voyage to the Red Planet, Pirates of the Universe, and Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (with Walter M. Miller, Jr.). He contributes “This Month in History” to Locus Magazine. ...Read More

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ALEX BROWN

ALEXANDRIA BROWN is a queer Black librarian, local historian, writer, and author of two books on the history Napa County, California’s marginalized communities. She has a BA with honors in anthropology and sociology, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, and a Master’s in US history. She writes about speculative fiction and young-adult literature for Tor.com and Locus magazine, as well as on her blog. Diversity, equity, inclusion, ...Read More

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AMY GOLDSCHLAGER

AMY GOLDSCHLAGER, Contributing Editor, is an editor, proofreader, and book/audiobook reviewer who has worked for several major publishers. She is a former curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series. In addition to her Locus column, she has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and ComicMix. She lives in Brooklyn and exists virtually at www.amygoldschlager.com. ...Read More

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PAULA GURAN

PAULA GURAN, Contributing Editor, is senior editor for Prime Books. She edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books. Guran edits the annual Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series as well as a growing number of other anthologies. In an earlier life she produced weekly email newsletter DarkEcho (winning two Stokers, an IHG award, and a World ...Read More

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KAREN HABER

KAREN HABER, Contributing Editor, is the author of eight novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, co-author of Science of the X-Men, and editor of the Hugo-nominated essay collection celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien, Meditations on Middle Earth and Exploring the Matrix. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, and many anthologies. She reviews art books for Locus and profiles artists here, and for other publications, ...Read More

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RICH HORTON

RICH HORTON, Contributing Editor, is a software engineer living in Webster Groves, Missouri. He was born in Naperville, Illinois, and received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1981. He has been working for the same large aerospace concern in St. Louis for over 20 years. He has been reading science fiction since the Golden Age (i.e since he was 12). His reviews and essays have ...Read More

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GABINO IGLESIAS

GABINO IGLESIAS is a writer, journalist, professor, and book reviewer living in Austin TX. He is the author of Zero Saints and Coyote Songs and the editor of Both Sides. His work has been nominated to the Bram Stoker and Locus Awards and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel in 2019. His short stories have appeared in a plethora of anthologies and his non-fiction has appeared in ...Read More

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MAYA JAMES

MAYA C. JAMES is a graduate of the Lannan Fellows Program at Georgetown University, and full-time student at Harvard Divinity School. Her work has appeared in Star*Line, Strange Horizons, FIYAH, Soar: For Harriet, and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center Blog, among others. She was recently long listed for the Stockholm Writers Festival First Pages Prize (2019), and featured on a feminist speculative poetry panel at the 2019 CD Wright Women Writer’s ...Read More

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JOHN LANGAN

JOHN LANGAN, Contributing Editor, is the author of two novels, The Fisherman (Word Horde 2016) and House of Windows (Night Shade 2009), and two collections of stories, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies (Hippocampus 2013) and Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters (Prime 2008). With Paul Tremblay, he edited Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (Prime 2011). He is one of the founders of the Shirley Jackson Awards, ...Read More

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ADRIENNE MARTINI

ADRIENNE MARTINI, Contributing Editor, discovered science fiction at a tender age when she first picked up Heinlein’s Friday. She’s was the SpecFic Floozy for Bookslut.com before writing about the field for the Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Post‘s Book World. She holds degrees in theatre and journalism, is a reformed newspaper editor and now teaches college students in Upstate New York. Her first book, Hillbilly Gothic: A ...Read More

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IAN MOND

IAN MOND, Contributing Editor, loves to talk about books. For eight years he co-hosted a book podcast, The Writer and the Critic, with Kirstyn McDermott. Recently he has revived his blog, The Hysterical Hamster, and is again posting mostly vulgar reviews on an eclectic range of literary and genre novels. You can also follow Ian on Twitter (@Mondyboy) or contact him at mondyboy74@gmail.com. ...Read More

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COLLEEN MONDOR

COLLEEN MONDOR, Contributing Editor, is a writer, historian, and reviewer who co-owns an aircraft leasing company with her husband. She is the author of “The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska” and reviews regularly for the ALA’s Booklist. Currently at work on a book about the 1932 Mt. McKinley Cosmic Ray Expedition, she and her family reside in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. ...Read More

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TOM WHITMORE

TOM WHITMORE, Contributing Editor, was one of the founders and operators of The Other Change of Hobbit SF bookstore from 1977 to 2008. He regularly works on SF conventions of many sizes, reads far less than he used to, and likes recommending books for friends. He co-chaired the World Science Fiction Convention in 2002 (ConJose). He and his partner Karen G. Anderson occasionally find interesting topics to write about ...Read More

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