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Krasnostein, Alisa

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Editor.

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(?   -    ) Australian environmental scientist (now retired), critic, editor, reviewer and podcaster who won a Ditmar Award in 2007 as Best New Talent. In 2004 she set up the review website Aussie Specfic in Focus! which she ran until 2012, and ran both an early shared world webzine called New Ceres (2 issues 2006-2007) and a Young Adult fiction webzine Shiny (6 issues 2007-2010). While both Shiny and New Ceres were relatively shortlived, they provided the impetus for Twelfth Planet Press's much more successful print publications. The New Ceres series was relaunched in 2009 with the print publication of New Ceres Nights (anth 2009). She is the driving force behind Twelfth Planet Press, launched in 2007, for which she won a World Fantasy Award in 2011, and since then her work there both as editor and anthologist has earned several more Australian awards. However, with the publication of Letters to Tiptree (nonfiction anth 2015), co-edited with Alexandra Pierce, she gained more international acclaim, winning the 2016 Locus Award and British Fantasy Award. This book was published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of James Tiptree Jr, and consists of original essays in the form of letters. With Julia Rios she has edited a Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction series starting with Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 (anth 2014) and continuing with 2014 and 2015 volumes – the 2015 volume winning an Aurealis award for best anthology. The same editorial team also worked on the well-regarded Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (anth 2014) which highlighted characters of all different abilities, backgrounds, ethnicity and genders. It won both an Aurealis Award and Ditmar Award.

As one of the team behind the Feminist Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Krasnostein shared the Best Fancast Hugo in 2015, having already won Atheling and Aurealis awards. The podcast later won a Ditmar Award. [RR]

Alisa Krasnostein


works as editor


Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction

individual titles as editor


  • Letters to Tiptree (Yokine, West Australia: Twelfth Planet Press, 2015) with Alexandra Pierce [nonfiction: anth: original essays in the form of letters: plus other material: pb/nonpictorial]


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