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Jonathan Strahan Jonathan Strahan i(A5104 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Belfast,
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Northern Ireland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1968
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BiographyHistory

Editor, publisher, reviewer.

Jonathan Strahan emigrated with his parents to Australia in 1968 and settled in Perth, Western Australia. After completing his secondary education Strahan attended the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts. Four years later he and Jeremy G. Byrne co-founded Eidolon Publications, the small press which subsequently published Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Strahan also co-edited the magazine until 1999). In 1996 Eidolon published its first book, Robin Pen's The Secret Life of Rubber-Suit Monsters. This was followed in 1997 by Howard Waldrop's collection of short stories, Going Home Again.

In 1997 Strahan moved to the USA where he took up a position as assistant editor and column reviewer for Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field (based in Oakland, California). Although he returned to Australia the following year, by 1999 he was again associated with Locus as reviewer and copy editor. That same year he established The Coode Street Press. Among its releases have been the one-shot review e-zine The Coode Street Review of Science Fiction and Terry Dowling's Antique Futures. In 2002 Strahan was promoted to Reviews Editor by Locus senior management.

During the course of his career Strahan has won several prestigious awards, including the William J. Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review, and the Australian National Science Fiction Convention's Ditmar Award. He also received the Peter McNamara Achievement Award in 2005 and in 2008 was nominated for Best Editor at the Hugo Awards. As a freelance editor, he has edited or co-edited more than thirty anthologies which have been published in Australia and the United States (including the annual anthology series The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year). These have been published by both independent presses and major publishers. Among these are HarperCollins, Night Shade Books, Subterranean Press, Viking Penguin, Bookspan Inc, Science Fiction Book Club, Prime Books, The Locus Press and ibooks. Strahan's reviews have appeared in a variety of online and traditional publications, including the Eidolon journal, Eidolon: SF Online, Ticonderoga Online and Foundation.

Strahan married the former managing editor of Locus in 1999, and in the mid-2000s relocated his family back to Perth.

Source: Notes from Coode Street http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/ (Sighted 22/6/10)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 finalist Locus Awards Editor
2021 finalist Hugo Award Best Fancast with Gary K. Wolfe, for Coode Street Podcast.
2021 finalist Hugo Award Best Professional Editor, Short Form

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1 Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2020 19909231 2020 anthology short story science fiction

'A must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.

'With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. Authors include past award-winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Aliette de Boddard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Yoon Ha Lee, and Ted Chiang.

'An assemblage of future classics, this anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.' (Publication summary)

2021 finalist Locus Awards Anthology
y separately published work icon The Book of Dragons Sydney : Voyager , 2020 19557722 2020 anthology short story fantasy

'A unique collection of stories by the greatest fantasy writers working today.

'Sparking myths and legends from Asia to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons are the most universal and awe-inspiring of magical creatures.

'Whether they are fearsome, rampaging monsters or benevolent sages with much to teach humanity, dragons bring creation, destruction, and adventure in stories told all around the globe.

'In this landmark collection, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan combines nearly thirty never-before-seen short stories and poems, written by modern masters of science fiction and fantasy, and illustrations by acclaimed artist Rovina Cai.

'Featuring stories from Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Garth Nix, Ken Liu, Kate Elliott, and many more, The Book of Dragons breathes fresh life and fire into the greatest magical beasts of all.' (Publication summary)

2021 finalist World Fantasy Award Best Anthology
2021 winner Locus Awards Anthology
y separately published work icon Made to Order : Robots and Revolution Oxford : Solaris , 2020 19490680 2020 anthology short story science fiction

'100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, "robots" are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games.

'They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where hope and optimism shines through.' (Publication summary)

2021 finalist Locus Awards Anthology
2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
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