Gary K. Wolfe

Gary K. Wolfe is Professor of Humanities and former dean at Roosevelt University in Chicago and a reviewer since 1992 for Locus magazine. Many of his reviews have been collected in Soundings (BSFA Award 2006; Hugo nominee), Bearings (Hugo nominee), and Sightings, and his Evaporating Genres:  Essays on Fantastic Literature (Wesleyan) received the Locus Award in 2012.  Earlier books include The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (Eaton Award, 1981), Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen Weil), and David Lindsay. For the Library of America, he edited American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s in 2012, and for Subterranean Press collections of Philip Jose Farmer and Joe Haldeman (the latter with Jonathan Strahan). He has received the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and a Special Award for criticism from World Fantasy Convention (2007). His most recent essay appears in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction (2014). He has received five Hugo nominations, two for reviews collections and three for The Coode Street Podcast, which he has co-hosted with Jonathan Strahan for more than 200 weekly episodes.