Eric Choi is an award-winning writer, editor, and aerospace engineer based in Toronto, Canada. He was the first recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award (now the Dell Magazines Award) for his novelette "Dedication," which was published in Asimov's Science Fiction and was later translated into Japanese in The Astronaut from Wyoming and Other Stories (ed. Nakamaru; Hayakawa Publishing, 2010). With Derwin Mak, he coedited the Chinese-themed speculative fiction anthology The Dragon and the Stars (DAW, 2010; Aurora Award winner), and with Ben Bova he coedited the hard SF anthology Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor, 2014). He was the recipient of the 2015 Aurora Award in the category of Best Short Fiction—English for his story "Crimson Sky." "The Greatest Day," an alternate history about the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, appeared in the 90th anniversary January/February 2020 issue of Analog. His forthcoming story "Second Thoughts," a murder mystery with quantum physics set at his alma mater of the University of Toronto, will appear in the new anthology Seasons Between Us (eds. Forest and Law; Laksa, 2020).
Eric holds a B.A.Sc in Engineering Science (Aerospace) and an M.A.Sc in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from York University. As an aerospace engineer, he has worked on a number of space projects, including QEYSSat, the Phoenix Mars Lander, the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station, the RADARSAT-1 Earth observation satellite, and the MOPITT instrument on the Terra satellite. He attended the Schrödinger Sessions physics workshop in 2015 and the Launch Pad astronomy workshop in 2016. In 2009, he was one of the top 40 finalists (out of 5,351 applicants) in the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut recruitment campaign.