Farah Mendlesohn is an academic and reviewer. Her most recent book is Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan University Press, 2008), which does what it says on the tin. Previous books include Diana Wynne Jones: Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition (Routlege, 2006) and edited collections on Terry Pratchett (Old Earth Books, 2004) and Babylon 5 (Science Fiction Foundation, 1998). In 2006 she edited a festschrift for John and Judith Clute (Old Earth Books) which contains pieces by many Readercon favourites. Most recently she has edited two fiction collections, Glorifying Terrorism (Rackstraw Press, 2006), a protest against a new anti-free speech law in the UK, and with Graham Sleight, Foundation 100 (Science Fiction Foundation, 2007), which includes a number of award nominated/best of year selections. Her forthcoming books include, On Joanna Russ (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) and The Inter-Galactic Playground: Children and Children's Science Fiction (McFarland Press, 2009). In 2005 she won a Hugo for The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, co-edited with Edward James.