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Jonathan Strahan Jonathan Strahan i(A5104 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Belfast,
Northern Ireland,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1968
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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 (Sighted 22/6/10)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 finalist World Fantasy Award Special Award (Non-professional) for the Coode Street Podcast.
2020 finalist International Awards Locus Awards Editor
2020 finalist International Awards Hugo Award Best Fancast with Gary K. Wolfe, for 'The Coode Street Podcast'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Mission Critical Oxford : Solaris , 2019 18960959 2019 anthology short story


'Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies.

'Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible.

'And do it fast.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 finalist International Awards Locus Awards Anthology
2019 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
y separately published work icon Infinity's End Oxford : Solaris , 2018 15696482 2018 anthology short story
2019 shortlisted International Awards Locus Awards Anthology
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
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