James Morrow ("Jim"), a Guest of Honor at Readercon 17, is best known for the Godhead Trilogy: Towing Jehovah (Harcourt Brace, 1994; World Fantasy Award, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire), Blameless in Abaddon (Harcourt Brace, 1996; Times Notable Book), and The Eternal Footman (Harcourt, 1998; Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire finalist).

Jim's earlier novels include This Is the Way the World Ends (Henry Holt, 1986; Nebula finalist, Campbell finalist) and Only Begotten Daughter (William Morrow, 1990; World Fantasy Award, Campbell finalist). Conspicuous among his stand-alone novellas are City of Truth (St. Martin's, 1991; Nebula Award), Shambling Towards Hiroshima (Tachyon, 2009; Sturgeon Award, Nebula nominee), and The Asylum of Dr. Caligari (Tachyon, 2017; Shirley Jackson finalist). He also wrote a novella, The Purloined Republic, for the anthology And the Last Trump Shall Sound: A Future History of America (Caezik, 2020), the other contributors being Cat Rambo and Harry Turtledove.

Jim's first collection, Bible Stories for Adults (Harcourt, 1996; World Fantasy finalist), includes 1988 Nebula-winner "The Deluge." His most recent collection is Reality by Other Means (Wesleyan, 2015). Other stories appear in Conjunctions (issues 67 and 74), Drowned Worlds (ed. Strahan; Solaris, 2016), and Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (ed. Van Gelder; OR Books, 2019).

As an anthologist, Jim has compiled, with Kathryn Morrow, The SFWA European Hall of Fame (Tor, 2007; Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire finalist). An earlier Jim and Kathy project, Tolkien Lesson Plans (2004), appears on the Houghton Mifflin website.

In recent years, Jim has composed epic satires celebrating the scientific worldview, including The Last Witchfinder (William Morrow, 2006; Campbell, Tiptree, and BSFA finalist), The Philosopher's Apprentice (William Morrow, 2008; Campbell finalist), and Galápagos Regained (St. Martin's Press, 2015, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire). The premise of his novel-in-perpetual-progress, Lazarus Is Waiting, traces to a Readercon panel. A full-time fiction writer, Jim makes his home in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three dogs.