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Clarke, Neil

Entry updated 23 October 2023. Tagged: Editor.

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(1966-    ) US magazine editor and anthologist, best known for publishing and editing the award-winning Clarkesworld, which had its first issue as an Online Magazine October 2006 and is now available in print and other forms. The magazine won the Hugo for Semiprozine in 2010, 2011 and 2013; a World Fantasy Award in 2014 and a British Fantasy Award in 2014. As art director of the magazine Clarke won the Chesley Award in 2016, 2018 and 2019, and was awarded the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award (see SFWA Grand Master Award) for distinguished service to the science fiction and fantasy community in 2019.

As well as Clarkesworld, he also edits Forever Magazine, a digital-only reprint science fiction magazine he launched in 2015, and SFWA Bulletin since early 2016. Since 2008 he has been co-editor, initially uncredited, of the yearly Clarkesworld Anthologies [see Checklist below]. Subsequently he has edited several stand-alone anthologies beginning with Upgraded (anth 2014), and including the very substantial The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction (anth 2019), issued on the fiftieth anniversary of the first Moon landing; from 2016 he has also edited the Best Science Fiction of the Year series. He is the owner of Wyrm Publishing and the translation imprint Clarkesworld Books; he received the Hugo as best editor (short form) in 2022 and 2023. [RR]

Neil Clarke

born New Jersey: 17 August 1966

works as editor



Best Science Fiction of the Year

individual titles as editor


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