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VanderMeer, Ann

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Editor.

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(1957-    ) US editor, who co-founded The Sterling Web, in 1989, continuing to edit the magazine after its name change to The Silver Web, until it ceased publication in January 2002. She also founded and edited Buzzcity Press, one of whose titles was Dradin, in Love (1996) by Jeff VanderMeer; they married in 2002. She became fiction editor of Weird Tales in 2007, and editor-in-chief 2010-2011, when the journal was purchased by Marvin Kaye; she remained a contributing editor until 2012. She won a Hugo award in 2009 for the magazine. With her husband (who see for details) she has edited several Anthologies, including the Steampunk series beginning with Steampunk (anth 2008), and most memorably The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (anth 2011), a vast and exceedingly ambitious attempt to encompass the significant spectrum of Fantastika represented by the title; this won a World Fantasy Award as best anthology. Another joint compilation, The Big Book of Science Fiction (anth 2016), won a Locus Award as best anthology. [JC]

Ann Kennedy Bordman VanderMeer

born Kansas City, Missouri: 6 March 1957



works as editor


Best American Fantasy


Big Book

individual titles


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