Horton, Rich

Tagged: Author | Editor | Critic

(1959-    ) US software engineer working in the aerospace industry; columnist, reviewer and editor from the late 1990s, when he contributed reviews of short fiction to Tangent Online. In February 2002 he began a monthly review column in Locus – "Locus Looks at Short Fiction" – also specializing in stories gleaned from magazines and anthologies. This column continues in Locus, where his individual reviews also appear along with short-fiction reviews for other sites and publications.

In 2006 he edited the first in two separate series of Best of the Year Anthologies, starting with Fantasy: The Best of the Year: 2006 Edition (anth 2006) and Science Fiction: The Best of the Year: 2006 Edition (anth 2006). These each ran for three years, merging into a single series with The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009 (anth 2010). This series still continues, as does his editing work on theme anthologies [see Checklist below]. A frequently cited ghost title is «Space Opera» (anth 2007), whose proposed contents list was widely circulated but which remains unpublished; the likewise Space Opera-themed Space Opera (2014) has different contents. [RR]

Richard R Horton

born Naperville, Illinois: 5 October 1959

died

works as editor

Fantasy: The Best of the Year

Science Fiction: The Best of the Year

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

individual titles as editor

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