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McCarthy, Shawna

Entry updated 17 October 2022. Tagged: Editor.

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(1954-    ) US editor who served 1983-1985 as editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which period she won a 1984 Hugo as best professional editor; and 1985-1988 as sf editor of Bantam Books. For Asimov's she produced four anthologies: Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World (anth 1982), Isaac Asimov's Aliens & Outworlders (anth 1983), Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (anth 1984; vt Isaac Asimov's Space of Your Own 1984; cut under original title 1989) and Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (anth 1985; cut 1990). With Lou Aronica of Bantam she was involved in the Full Spectrum original-anthology series, editing Full Spectrum (anth 1988) with Aronica – this won a Locus Award as best anthology – and Full Spectrum 2 (anth 1989) with Aronica, Pat LoBrutto and Amy Stout. [JC]

Shawna Lee McCarthy

born 1954

works as editor


Asimov's SF

Full Spectrum


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