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Gardner Dozois
Gardner Dozois
Born July 23, 1947 (1947-07-23) (age 72)
Occupation Editor, writer
Nationality American
Period 1966—Present

Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won several Hugo and Nebula awards. He won as an editor and as a writer of short fiction.

Biography

Dozois was born July 23, 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts He was in the Army from 1966 to 1969 as a journalist. He then moved to New York City to work as a science fiction editor. Dozois has said that one reason he started reading fiction was to escape his isolated home town.

He was badly injured in a traffic accident while going home from a Philadelphia Phillies game in a taxi in 2004. He missed Worldcon for the first time in many years because of the accident. He did make a full recovery. On July 6, 2007, Dozois had a planned heart surgery. A week later, he experienced problems and had another operation to put in a defibrillator.

He lives in Philadelphia.

Fiction

Dozois has mostly written short stories. He won the Nebula Award for best short story twice: once for "The Peacemaker" in 1983, and again for "Morning Child" in 1984. His short fiction has been collected in The Visible Man (1977), Geodesic Dreams (a best-of collection), Slow Dancing through Time (1990, with other authors), and Strange Days (2001, another best-of collection). He has written fewer novels. He wrote one novel by himself, Strangers (1978). He wrote, Nightmare Blue (1977) with George Alec Effinger. Dozois also wrote Hunter's Run (2008) with George R. R. Martin and Daniel Abraham. After he became editor of Asimov's, Dozois's wrote less fiction. But, recently he began writing more. His 2006 novelette "Counterfactual" won the Sidewise Award for best alternate-history short story. Dozois has also agreed to write short fiction reviews for Locus.

Editorial work

Dozois has mainly worked as an editor. He won 15 Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. That is more than anyone else, nearly every year between 1988 and his retirement from Asimov's in 2004. He also worked in the 1970s with magazines such as Galaxy Science Fiction, If, Worlds of Fantasy, and Worlds of Tomorrow.

Dozois is well known for publishing books that collect many short stories. After leaving Asimov's, he continued as the editor of the series The Year's Best Science Fiction. This has been published each year since 1984. He has also edited a long series of themed anthologies with Jack Dann. Each book has a title that explains the theme, such as Cats, Dinosaurs, Seaserpents, or Hackers.

Dozois has always said he was especially interested in adventure SF and space opera. He calls these two sub-genre "center-core SF".

Michael Swanwick published a book-length interview with Dozois in 2001. The book was called Being Gardner Dozois and was about each published piece of fiction Dozois ever wrote. Swanwick had written some stories together with Dozois. In 2002, the interview was named as a possible Hugo Award for Best Related Book winner. It won the 2002 Locus Award for Non-Fiction.

Fiction by Gardner Dozois (This list is not complete)

  • "A Special Kind of Morning" (1971)
  • "Chains of the Sea" (1971)
  • "Machines of Loving Grace" (1972)
  • The Visible Man (collection) (1977, ASIN B000GZU4C8)
  • Strangers (1978)
  • "A Traveler in an Antique Land" (1983)
  • "The Peacemaker" (1983) (Nebula Award winner)
  • "Morning Child" (1984) (Nebula Award winner)
  • Slow Dancing Through Time (collection) (1990, 978-0942681031)
  • "A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows" (1999)
  • Strange Days: Fabulous Journeys with Gardner Dozois (collection) (2001)
  • "The Hanging Curve" (F&SF, April 2002)
  • "When the Great Days Came" (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Twin (2005) (with George R. R. Martin and Daniel Abraham)
  • "Counterfactual" (F&SF, June 2006)

Nonfiction

Anthologies edited by Gardner Dozois (This list is not complete)

  • Killing Me Softly (1995, ASIN B000OEN80G)
  • Dying for It (1997, ASIN B000H40WZC)
  • Galactic Empires (2007)

Anthologies co-edited by Dozois and Martin that mix genres

  • Songs of the Dying Earth, a tribute anthology to Jack Vance´s seminal Dying Earth series, published by Subterranean Press (co-edited with George R. R. Martin) (2009)
  • Warriors, a massive, cross-genre anthology featuring stories about war and warriors (co-edited with George R. R. Martin) (2010)
  • Songs of Love and Death, a cross-genre anthology featuring stories of romance in fantasy and science-fiction settings (co-edited with George R. R. Martin) (2010)
  • Down these Strange Streets, a cross-genre anthology featuring stories of private-eye detectives in fantasy and science fiction settings (co-edited with George R. R. Martin) (forthcoming)

Themed anthology series co-edited by Dozois and Dann

  • Unicorns! (1982, ASIN B000LW2UHI) (co-edited with Jack Dann)
  • Wizards (2007) (co-edited with Jack Dann)

"Isaac Asimov's" Series

  • Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994, ASIN B000HWNC5Q)

Year's Best Science Fiction Series

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (1987)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection (1989)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection (1990)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (1991)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (1992)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection (1995)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection (1998)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2001)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection (2004)
  • Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (2005) (Anthology from previous Year's Best Science Fiction editions)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection (2005)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006)
  • Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels (2007) (Anthology from previous Year's Best Science Fiction editions)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010)

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