Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson (born January 1960 in Iowa) is an American writer of fantasy. She has worked extensively in publishing: managing editor for Tor Books and Wizards of the Coast/TSR, collections editor for Dark Horse Comics, and project manager working on the Microsoft Reader. She is an associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and serves as a final judge for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Johnson is the author of three novels and more than 30 short works of fiction. She is best known for her adaptations of Heian-era Japanese myths. She is the winner of the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award for her story "Fox Magic," and the 2001 Crawford Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for best new fantasist; was a finalist for the 2007 Nebula Award and 2008 World Fantasy Award for her novelette, "The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the Change," and was a finalist for the 2004 World Fantasy Award for her novel "Fudoki", which was declared one of the best SF/F novels of 2003 by "Publishers Weekly".

Bibliography

* "Fudoki" (2003)
* "The Fox Woman" (2000)
* "Tales for the Long Rains" (2001)
* "Dragon's Honor" (with Greg Cox) (1996)
* "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" ("Asimov's", July 2008)
* "The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change" ("The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales", 2007)
** Finalist, 2007 Nebula awards
** Finalist, 2008 World Fantasy Award
** Final ten stories, 2008 Hugo Award
*"Coney World" ("Coney Island Wonder Stories", 2006)
*"The Empress Jingū fishes" ("Conqueror Fantastic", 2004)
*"Elfrithe's Ghost" ("Realms of Fantasy", August 2004)
*"At the Mouth of the River of Bees" ("The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2004")
*"Dia Chjerman's tale" ("Tales for the Long Rains", 2001)
*"The Knife Birds" ("Tales for the Long Rains", 2001)
*"The Snow Wife" ("Tales for the Long Rains", 2001)
*"The Horse Raiders" ("Analog", May 2000)
*"Chenting, in the Land of the Dead" ("Realms of Fantasy", November 1999)
*"Crovax's Tale" ("Rath and Storm", 1998)
*"Old Wars" ("The Duelist" #25, May 1998)
*"The Knife's Edge" ("The Duelist" #23, March 1998)
*"The Heart of a Minotaur" ("The Duelist" #21, January 1998)
*"What Dogs Hunt in Their Dreams" ("Buried Treasures", 1996)
*"Myths" ("Underground", 1994)
*"The Renaissance Fair" ("Sirius Visions", 1994)
*"Fox Magic", ("Asimov's", December 1993)
** Winner of the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short story of the year
*"Schrödinger's Cathouse" ("The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction", March 1993)
*"The Emperor's New Prose" ("Swashbuckling Editor Stories", 1993)
*"Last Dance at Dante's" ("Tales of the Unanticipated" #11, 1993)
*"Questing" ("Tales of the Unanticipated" #10, 1991)
*"Canine Intervention" ("Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine" #11, Spring 1991)
*"Ursula Redux" (with Phillip C. Jennings) ("Amazing Stories", March 1991)
*"I [heart] my [dogface] " ("Tales of the Unanticipated" #8, 1991)
*"Hera's Madness" ("Weird Tales" #298, Fall 1990)
*"Solving the Homeless Problem" ("Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine" #8, Summer 1990)
*"Wolf Trapping" ("The Twilight Zone Magazine", April 1989)
*"FERATA" ("Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine" #1, Fall 1988)
*"Roadkill" ("Tales of the Unanticipated" #3, 1988)

Other published works

* Essay, "Sturgeon and the Sturgeons," afterword for anthology of Sturgeon Award–winning fiction, forthcoming
* Poem, "Why She Howls: A Coyote Love Story," Journal of Mythic Arts, Winter 2006
* Comic script, "The Painted Horse," illus. Mike Dringenberg, in Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics, 1995
* Essay, "Collections: The Whole Story," Dark Horse Comics Tipsheet #4, April 1993
* Mirage: Oasis (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)
* Battletech: Last Stand at Hanover (web game for Battletech trading card game)
* Weatherlight: Legacy (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)
* Tempest: Into the Storm (web game for Magic: The Gathering trading card game)

External links

* [http://www.kijjohnson.com Official site]


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