We are pleased to announce that our Special Guest of Honor for Norwescon 36 will be editor Gardner Dozois!

Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.

Dozois is perhaps best known as an editor, winning a record 15 Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor (having won nearly every year between 1988 and his retirement from Asimov’s in 2004). In addition to his work with Asimov’s (which he also co-founded in 1976), he also worked in the 1970s with magazines such as Galaxy Science Fiction, If, Worlds of Fantasy, and Worlds of Tomorrow.

Dozois is a well-known short fiction anthologist. After resigning from his Asimov’s position, he remained the editor of the anthology series The Year’s Best Science Fiction, published annually since 1984. And, with Jack Dann, he has edited a long series of themed anthologies, each with a self-explanatory title such as Cats, Dinosaurs, Seaserpents, or Hackers.


Photo of Gardner Dozois ©2011 Ed Gaillard (edgaillard.net), used by permission.

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