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

2016 shortlisted International Awards Locus Awards Editor
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium For The Coode Street Podcast (with Gary K. Wolfe).
2012 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division Strahan was nominated for the anthology Edge of Infinity: this anthology is not included on AustLit, as none of the contributors are Australian writers.

Awards for Works

Meeting Infinity 2015 anthology short story science fiction

'Look into the future and see what you might become….

'Dark age barbarian princesses, Mexican ninja zombies soldiers, icy interrogators of networked intellects, searchers for eternal youth, warrior families hiding in the corners of a future haunted by machines bent on our destruction, and distant deepspace protectors of humanity’s future.

'Whether it’s the day after tomorrow or a million years into the deep future, there are moments when humanity stares into the abyss and faced with possibility extinction follow Darwin’s theory – change, adapt, alter, evolve. Take on a different body, engineer a new intellect, become something completely different to preserve whatever is most human about us.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted International Awards Locus Awards Anthology
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
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