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. An avid reader of SF, she has a BA in Spanish Literature with a minor in History from SFSU and studied at Editcetera, an editorial association in Berkeley, before joining the magazine staff in early 2003. She became Editor-in-Chief in 2009. In addition to editing the magazine, she participates in convention panels and awards juries, is one of the organizers of ...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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MARK R. KELLY

MARK R. KELLY, Online 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, ...Read More

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CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN

CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN, Senior Editor, has worked for Locus since 1985, the longest of any of the current staff, and handles our in-house books database, writes our New and Notable section, and does the monthly Books Received column. She is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in English. She published a fantasy novel, Witch and Wombat, in 1994. ...Read More

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TIM PRATT

TIM PRATT, Senior Editor, co-edited ‘zine Flytrap with Heather Shaw from 2004 to 2008. His stories and poems have appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and other nice places. He has been nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for a Nebula. His first collection, Little Gods, was published in 2003, and his first novel, The Strange Adventures ...Read More

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FRANCESCA MYMAN

FRANCESCA MYMAN, Design 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 maintains a tribute to pulp art covers online, and ...Read More

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ARLEY SORG

ARLEY SORG, Assistant Editor, grew up in England, Hawaii, and Colorado. He studied Asian Religions at Pitzer College. He lives in Oakland, and usually writes in local coffee shops. A 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, he is soldering together a novel, has thrown a few short stories into orbit, and hopes to launch more. ...Read More

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LAUREL AMBERDINE

LAUREL AMBERDINE, Assistant 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. Her debut novel Luminator is out from Reuts Publishing in 2017. She lives in San Francisco, where she enjoys visiting the ocean, taking naps, and ...Read More

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BOB BLOUGH

BOB BLOUGH, Editorial Assistant, 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 reviewer of short fiction for Tangent. “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 ...Read More

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JOSH PEARCE

JOSH PEARCE, Editorial Assistant, started working at Locus in 2016 and enjoys it much more than his other office job. He studied creative writing at SFSU and has sold short stories and poems to a variety of speculative fiction magazines. A Bay Area native, he currently lives in the East Bay with his wife and spends way too much time on Twitter: @fictionaljosh. One time, Ken Jennings signed his ...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 & Fantasy 2016, ...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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CORY DOCTOROW

CORY DOCTOROW, Contributing Editor, is author of LITTLE BROTHER and many other books. His website is Craphound.com, he is co-editor of Boing Boing, and he writes for Wired, InformationWeek, Forbes, and MAKE Magazine. He lives in Southern California with his wife Alice Taylor and young daughter Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor. ...Read More

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WILLIAM G. CONTENTO

WILLIAM G. CONTENTO, Computer Projects, designed and maintains the huge databases of books received by Locus since 1984, which are collected online. He has also indexed the contents of magazines, anthologies, and collections, both in the sf and the mystery fields (see his list of bibliographic resources). With Charles N. Brown he won the Eaton Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: 1988, and with Mike Ashley he ...Read More

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GARDNER DOZOIS

GARDNER DOZOIS, Contributing Editor, won 15 Hugo Awards during his editorial reign at Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine from 1986 to 2004. He is the author of many short stories, including Nebula Award winners “The Peacemaker” and “Morning Child”, and of novels Strangers (1978) and Hunter’s Run (2008, with George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham), and he remains an active anthologist, with series The Year’s Best Science Fiction in its ...Read More

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STEFAN DZIEMIANOWICZ

STEFAN DZIEMIANOWICZ, Contributing Editor, is author of The Annotated Guide to Unknown and Unknown Worlds and a collection of re-told urban legends, Bloody Mary and Other Tales for a Dark Night, and editor (with S.T. Joshi) of three-volume reference work Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia and of more than thirty anthologies including Bram Stoker Award-winning Horrors: 365 Scary Stories, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and 100 ...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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PRESTON GRASSMANN

PRESTON GRASSMAN, Contributing Editor, was born in California and educated at U.C. Berkeley, where he lived on the same block as Philip K. Dick. He became a freelance writer after reviewing briefly for Locus in 1998. His most recent work has been published in Nature Magazine, Futures 2 (Tor), Mythic Delirium, and AE: Canadian Science Fiction. He currently blogs for Nature Magazine and writes a regular feature for Locus ...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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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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RUSSELL LETSON

RUSSELL LETSON, Contributing Editor, is a freelance writer living in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He has published extensively on high technology and computer business topics (currently for Transform magazine) and is a frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar. He is also working on a book on Hawaiian slack key guitar. More information is available on his web site. ...Read More

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DICK LUPOFF

DICK LUPOFF, Contributing Editor, started life as a science fiction fan in 1952 and is still at it. He’s also the author of a shelf’s worth of science fiction novels, something like 100 short stories, a dozen or so mystery novels, and assorted works of criticism and cultural history. His most recent books are a collection of short stories, Dreamer’s Dozen and an autobiography, Where Memory Hides: A Writer’s ...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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FAREN C. MILLER

FAREN C. MILLER, Contributing Editor, worked full-time for Locus from 1981 to 2000, when she pulled up stakes and moved to Prescott, Arizona (a “mile-high city” not as widely known as that one in Colorado) with the man she subsequently married, Kerry Hanscom. She continues to review SF, fantasy, and horror — enjoying, analyzing, then forgetting all the details on a regular basis — and hopes to keep doing ...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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GARY K. WOLFE

GARY K. WOLFE, Contributing Editor, has received both the Eaton Award and the Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Award for his science fiction criticism and scholarship. His books include The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (1979), Science Fiction Dialogues (editor, 1982), Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy (1986), Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen Weil, 2002), and a collection of his Locus ...Read More

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