Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is an American writer and commentator. She has written several novels, published magazines and websites, and hosted podcasts. In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award.[1] Her 2011 novelette Six Months, Three Days won the 2012 Hugo[2] and was a finalist for the Nebula[3] and Theodore Sturgeon Awards.[4] Her 2016 novel All the Birds in the Sky was listed No. 5 on Time magazine's "Top 10 Novels" of 2016,[5] won the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel,[6] the 2017 Crawford Award,[7] and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel;[8] it was also a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel.[9]

Charlie Jane Anders
Anders at Worldcon 75 in 2017
Anders at Worldcon 75 in 2017
BornUnited States
Occupation
  • Writer
  • editor
  • presenter
  • performance artist
  • publisher
GenreScience fiction, short story, fiction
Notable worksChoir Boy, All the Birds in the Sky
Website
charliejane.net

CareerEdit

Anders has had science fiction published in Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Flurb. Additional (non-science-fiction) literary work has been published in McSweeney's and Zyzzyva. Anders's work has appeared in Salon,[10] The Wall Street Journal,[11] Publishers Weekly,[12] San Francisco Bay Guardian,[13] Mother Jones,[14] and the San Francisco Chronicle.[15] She has had stories and essays in anthologies such as Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica,[16] The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes,[17] and That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.[18]

Anders co-founded Other magazine, the "magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts", with Annalee Newitz. Anders served as publisher during the magazine's run from 2002 to 2007.[19] In addition to her work as an author and publisher, Anders is also a longtime event organizer. She organized a "ballerina pie fight" in 2005 for Other magazine;[20] co-organized the Cross-Gender Caravan, a national transgender and genderqueer author tour;[21] and a Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl in San Francisco.[22] She emcees " Writers with Drinks", an award-winning San Francisco-based monthly reading series begun in 2001 that features authors from a wide range of genres[23] and has been noted for its "free-associative author introductions."[24]

She has been a juror for the James Tiptree Jr. Award and for the Lambda Literary Award. She formerly published the satirical website godhatesfigs.com[25] which was featured by the Sunday Times as website of the week.[26]

Anders was the founder and co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of the science fiction blog io9,[1] a position she left in April 2016 to focus on novel writing.[27]

A television adaptation of Anders' Six Months, Three Days was being prepared for NBC in 2013, with the script written by Eric Garcia.[28]

In March 2018,[29] with her partner and co-host Annalee Newitz, Anders launched the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct, which “explor[es] the meaning of science fiction, and how it’s relevant to real-life science and society.”[30] The podcast won the Hugo Award for Best Fancast in 2019.[31]

In 2014, Tor Books acquired two novels from Anders,[32] All the Birds in the Sky (2016) and The City in the Middle of the Night (2019).[33] Tor Teen acquired a young adult trilogy from Anders in 2017.[34]

In 2021, Anders appeared on Storybound reading an excerpt from Victories Greater Than Death, with music sampled from Oginalii, to Anders' Twitter praise.[35]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Anders participated in the 2018 BookCon conference in New York City.[36] She was Professional Guest of Honor at the 2019 WisCon.

BibliographyEdit

NovelsEdit

  • Choir Boy. Soft Skull Press 2005. ISBN 978-1-932360-81-3.
  • All the Birds in the Sky. Tor Books 2016. ISBN 978-0-765379-94-8.
  • The City in the Middle of the Night. Tor books 2019. ISBN 978-0-7653-7996-2.
  • Unstoppable:
    • Victories Greater Than Death. Tor Teen 2021. ISBN 978-1-250-31731-5.
    • Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak. Tor Teen 2022. ISBN 9781250317391.

Short story collectionsEdit

  • Six Months, Three Days, Five Others. Tor.com. 2017. ISBN 978-0-765394-89-7.
  • Even Greater Mistakes. Tor Books. 2021. ISBN 9781250766502.

Short fictionEdit

Stories[42]
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
"The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model" 2010 Anders, Charlie Jane (August 11, 2010). "The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model". Tor.com.
"Source Decay" 2011 Anders, Charlie Jane (January 3, 2011). "Source Decay". Strange Horizons
"Six Months, Three Days" 2011 Anders, Charlie Jane (June 8, 2011). "Six Months, Three Days". Tor.com.
  • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition
  • Year's Best SF 17
Novelette; winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette
"Intestate" 2012 Anders, Charlie Jane (December 17, 2021). "Intestate". Tor.com.
"Complicated and Stupid" 2013 Anders, Charlie Jane (August 5, 2013). "Complicated and Stupid". Strange Horizons.
"The Time Travel Club" 2013 Anders, Charlie Jane (October–November 2013). "The Time Travel Club". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (10–11): 20–35. Novelette
"The Cartography of Sudden Death" 2014 Anders, Charlie Jane (January 15, 2014). "The Cartography of Sudden Death". Tor.com.
"As Good As New" 2014 Anders, Charlie Jane (September 10, 2014). "As Good As New". Tor.com.
"Clover" 2016 Anders, Charlie Jane (October 25, 2016). "Clover". Tor.com. Follows All the Birds in the Sky.
"Rock Manning Goes for Broke" 2018 Anders, Charlie Jane (2018). Subterranean Press Novella
"The Minnesota Diet" 2018 Anders, Charlie Jane (January 17, 2018). "The Minnesota Diet". Future Tense.
"If You Take My Meaning" 2020 Anders, Charlie Jane (February 26, 2020). "If You Take My Meaning". Tor.com. Follows City In the Middle of the Night.

Non-fictionEdit

InterviewsEdit

Critical studies and reviews of Anders' workEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Spotlight on: Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee". Locus Online. Locus Publications. August 25, 2010. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "2012 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards. September 2, 2012. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". SFWA.org. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. February 12, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists". Sfcenter.ku.edu. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. June 20, 2014. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Begley, Sarah (November 22, 2016). "The Top 10 Novels". Time. Archived from the original on November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Nebula Awards 2017". Science Fiction Awards Database. Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Crawford Award". Locus Online News. February 9, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Locus Awards 2017". Science Fiction Awards Database. Archived from the original on June 18, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards Finalists Announced". Tor.com. April 4, 2017. Archived from the original on April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Can science fiction be literature?". Salon Futura. February 4, 2011. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Shea, Christopher (February 6, 2012). "Curious New Media Views of Autism". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Jasper, Josh (October 6, 2009). "io9's Charlie Jane Anders Is Wrong, but in an Interesting Way". Publishers Weekly.
  13. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (November 28, 2007). "Buy local, Give your loved ones a taste of the Bay Area lit scene". San Francisco Bay Guardian. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  14. ^ Anders, Charlie (July 30, 2007). "Supergirls Gone Wild: Gender Bias In Comics Shortchanges Superwomen". Mother Jones. Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  15. ^ Anders, Charlie (April 9, 2006). "Brutal, honest memoir of sex and queerness". SFGATE.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  16. ^ Kiefer, Jonathan (February 21, 2008). "Sex for America. Even Sacramento". Sacramento News-Review. Archived from the original on November 24, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  17. ^ Subramanian, Aishwarya (May 8, 2011). "McSweeney's ingenious, singular wit makes this difficult to hate". Sunday Guardian. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  18. ^ Sycamore, Matt Bernstein (2004). That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Soft Skull Press. ISBN 978-1-932360-56-1.
  19. ^ Rona Marech, 2004, "A pop culture magazine for freaks and 'new outcasts,' Other journal is pro-rant, pro-loopy and pro-anarchy," at SFGATE (online), August 31, 2004, see [1], accessed February 19, 2015.
  20. ^ Marech (2004).
  21. ^ "More Preview". Montpelier Times-Argus. March 18, 2005. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  22. ^ Werris, Wendy (February 24, 2012). "San Francisco Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl Set for Sunday". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  23. ^ Karp, Evan (February 11, 2010). "Variety-show reading series Writers With Drinks". SFGATE.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  24. ^ Karp, Evan (April 8, 2011). "Writers With Drinks Celebrates 10th Anniversary Saturday". SF Weekly. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  25. ^ Anders, Charlie. "God Hates Figs". Godhatesfigs.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "This Life". Sunday Times (London). August 6, 2000.
  27. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (April 30, 2016). "io9 Was Founded on the Idea That Science Fiction Belongs to Everyone". io9. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  28. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 27, 2013). "NBC Nabs Light Procedural Produced By Krysten Ritter & David Janollari". Deadline. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  29. ^ "Episode 1: Hope, dread, and Star Trek: Discovery". our opinions are correct. March 15, 2018. Archived from the original on April 2, 2021. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  30. ^ Rocket, Stubby the (April 3, 2018). "Listen to Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz's New Podcast, Our Opinions Are Correct". Tor.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  31. ^ "2019 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. July 28, 2019. Archived from the original on July 29, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  32. ^ Gallo, Irene (March 11, 2014). "Tor Books Announces the Acquisition of Charlie Jane Anders's Novel All the Birds in the Sky". Tor.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  33. ^ "Fiction Book Review: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders. Tor, $26.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-7653-7996-2". PublishersWeekly.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  34. ^ Jackson, Frannie (October 20, 2017). "Exclusive: Tor Teen Acquires a Space Adventure Trilogy by Charlie Jane Anders". Paste. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  35. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (March 28, 2021). "This is a great introduction!..." io9. Archived from the original on April 2, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  36. ^ Oldweiler, Cory (January 18, 2018). "BookCon 2018 to feature Charlie Jane Anders, Seth Dickinson and more sci-fi, thriller writers". amNewYork. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  37. ^ Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (April 9, 2005). "Past Winners & Finalists: 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013.
  38. ^ "The IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award Past Winners | International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts". www.fantastic-arts.org. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  39. ^ "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 2018 | Science Fiction Awards Database". www.sfadb.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  40. ^ 2019 Hugo Awards Announced Archived August 19, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, by Cheryl Morgan, at TheHugoAwards.org; retrieved November 13, 2019
  41. ^ "Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020 | Science Fiction Awards Database". www.sfadb.com.
  42. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.

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