John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of the anthologies Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (Night Shade Books, 2008), Seeds of Change (Prime Books, 2008), The Living Dead (Night Shade Books, 2008), Federations (Prime Books, 2009), By Blood We Live (Night Shade Books, 2009), The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Night Shade Books, 2009), The Living Dead 2 (Night Shade Books, 2010), The Way of the Wizard (Prime Books, 2010), and Brave New Worlds (Night Shade Books, 2011). Forthcoming anthologies include Lightspeed: Year One (Prime Books, 2011), The New Adventures of John Carter of Mars (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Feb. 2012), The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination (Tor Books, 2012), and Armored (Baen Books, 2012).

In addition to his work editing anthologies, he is also the editor of Lightspeed ( and Fantasy (, the critically-acclaimed online magazines published by Prime Books. Prior to becoming editor of Fantasy and Lightspeed, he worked for nearly nine years as the assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He also guest-edited Shimmer Magazine's "Pirate Issue" (Summer 2007).

Adams is a finalist for this year's Best Editor, Short Form Hugo Award, and Lightspeed is a finalist for Best Semiprozine. Additionally, a short story from Lightspeed is a finalist for this year's Hugo Award, and two others were finalists for the Nebula Award. His anthology, The Living Dead, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award (2009).

Adams has also been a columnist for, and he has written reviews for, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. His non-fiction has also appeared in: Amazing Stories, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Locus Magazine, Novel & Short Story Writers Market, Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Subterranean Magazine, and He currently is also the co-host of io9's The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

He lives on the central coast of California. For more information, follow him on Twitter @johnjosephadams, and visit his website at