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Gardner Dozois Joins Clarkesworld Magazine


Gardner Dozois Joins Clarkesworld Magazine
– Award-Winning SF Editor to Helm Reprint Department –

STIRLING, NJ – (February 22, 2013) – Clarkesworld Magazine, a leading science fiction and fantasy magazine, has named award-winning editor Gardner Dozois (pronounced “doe-zwa”) to helm its new reprint department. In his role as reprint editor, every month Gardner will draw upon forty years of experience to select two exemplary science fiction stories published during the last three decades. The first of these stories are scheduled to appear in the April 2013 issue of the magazine’s online, digital and print editions.

“Since my heart attack last year, when readers responded with encouragement and support, I’ve been trying to find a way to say ‘thank you’,” said Neil Clarke, Clarkesworld Editor-in-Chief. “The reprint department had been on our wish list for some time and when the opportunity to work with someone of Gardner’s caliber arose, I knew I had found the perfect way to express my gratitude.”

About Clarkesworld Magazine
Established in 2006, Clarkesworld Magazine quickly established itself as one of the leading digital science fiction and fantasy magazines, winning the prestigious Hugo Award two times and having its stories receive recognition from almost every major award in the field. Issues of Clarkesworld can be read online or purchased as digital subscriptions from and Weightless Books. Their fiction podcast can be subscribed to through their site or via iTunes. Please visit for more details.

About Gardner Dozois
Gardner Dozois was the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction for almost twenty years, and also edits the annual anthology series The Year’s Best Science Fiction, which has won the Locus Award for Best Anthology sixteen times, more than any other anthology series in history, and which is now up to its Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection. He’s won the Hugo Award fifteen times as the year’s Best Editor, won the Locus Award thirty-five times, including an unprecedented sixteen times in a row as Best Editor, and has won the Sidewise Award and two Nebula Awards for his own short fiction. In 2011, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He is the author or editor of more than a hundred books, among the most recent of which are a novel written in collaboration with George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham, Hunter’s Run, and the anthologies The New Space Opera II (edited with Jonathan Strahan), The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (edited with Jack Dann), and Songs of the Dying EarthWarriorsSongs of Love and Death, and Down These Strange Streets (all edited with George R.R. Martin). Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


To learn more, please contact:

Neil Clarke
Clarkesworld Magazine

Clarkesworld’s Nebula Award Nominees

SFWA has announced this year’s nominees for the Nebula Award and I am thrilled to see so many Clarkesworld stories on the list:

Best Novella
Fade to White by Catherynne M. Valente (audio)

Best Short Story
Robot by Helena Bell (audio)
Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (audio)
Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes by Tom Crosshill (audio)

Congratulations to all the nominees!

My Boskone Schedule

I’ll be attending Boskone this weekend and participating in the following panels:

Defining “Science Fiction” — How and Why? Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Harbor III
Paul Di Filippo (M), Neil Clarke, Gregory Feeley, Shahid Mahmud
In a world filled with mixed genres and science that has evolved beyond science fiction tropes from the past, how do we define the genre for the future? Does it need definition?

From Soup to Nuts: The Running of a Small Press Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Harbor III
Ian Randal Strock (M), Neil Clarke, Michael J. Walsh, Shahid Mahmud
Seen as more nimble than the bigger houses within the marketplace, an increasing number of small presses are quickly carving out their niches within the SF/F/H genres. While many are run by experienced small press people, a growing percentage are led by people who may not be new to publishing, but are new to the world of running a press. Veteran small press publishers discuss the ins and outs of running things, building books, and taking titles to market.

Kaffeeklatsche Sat 17:00 – 17:50, Galleria-Discussion Group
Neil Clarke, Kate Baker

I hope to see some of you there!

February 2013 Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The February 2013 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

or help us pay the bills by purchasing Clarkesworld:

“Gravity” by Erzebet YellowBoy
“The Wanderers” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
“Vacant Spaces” by Greg Kurzawa

The Great Leap Sideways: SF and Social Media by Mark Cole
Always a New World: A Conversation with Karen Lord by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Another Word: Reading and Writing and Moral Judgment by Daniel Abraham
Editor’s Desk: Upgrades and Reader’s Poll Winners by Neil Clarke

This month’s stories will be released in audio form on the 1st, 14th and 21st. Read by Kate Baker.

Concrete 9 by Yang Xueguo

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Clarkesworld Stories on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List

I am very proud to announce the that following Clarkesworld stories and novelettes have been selected for the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading list:

Congratulations to everyone on this year’s list!

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