Brian Attebery is a scholar and editor focusing on fantasy and science fiction, perhaps best known as co-editor with Ursula K. Le Guin and Karen Joy Fowler of The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Norton, 1993). His most recent book is Parabolas of Science Fiction, edited with Veronica Hollinger, and featuring contributions by Gary Wolfe, Lisa Yaszek, Timmi Duchamps, and many others (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). His book Decoding Gender in Science Fiction (Routledge, 2002) is an alternate history of the genre through the lens of gender. He has published two books on fantasy—The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature (Indiana UP, 1980) and Strategies of Fantasy (Indiana UP, 1992)—with a third appearing in 2014 from Oxford University Press with the probable title Stories about Stories: Fantasy and Myth. He received the 1991 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1991, the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies in 1992, the 2009 Honor Article Award from the Children’s Literature Association, and the SFRA’s Pilgrim Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship in 2009. His lone venture into fiction, a fairy-tale retelling titled "Fairest," appeared in Strange Horizons in 2006. He teaches English and music (cello) at Idaho State University and is editor of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is married to folklorist Jennifer Eastman Attebery.