Ian Randal Strock (ianrandalstrock.livejournal.com) is the owner and publisher of Gray Rabbit Publications, LLC, and its speculative fiction imprint, Fantastic Books (www.FantasticBooks.biz). He's also the founder and editor of the online trade journal SFScope. Previously, he was the News Editor of Science Fiction Chronicle, the Editor and Founder of Artemis Magazine, the Associate Editor of Analog and Asimov's SF magazines, and the Deputy Editorial Page Editor of Boston's Daily Free Press, and had editorial stints at KISS magazine, Absolute Magnitude, Baen Books, and Mphasis.
When he worked at Analog and Asimov's, he co-edited Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy (St. Martin's, 1991, 1997) with the magazines' editors. (The volume also included his essay "Market Listings.") His first book, The Presidential Book of Lists: From Most to Least, Elected to Rejected, Worst to Cursed &em; Fascinating Facts About Our Chief Executives, was published by Random House's Villard imprint in 2008. Ian won the Anlab (Readers') Award from Analog for Best Short Story of 1996 ("Living It Is the Best Revenge") and for Best Fact Article of 1996 ("The Coming of the Money Card: Boon or Bane?"). His most recent Analog appearance was the guest editorial "Yay! The Future… Oh, Damn," which appeared in the April 2015 issue. He's had a dozen stories in Analog and two in Nature ("Mars is the wrong colour," 2008; "1-9-4-blue-3-7-2-6-gamma-tetrahedron," 2012).
His other writing has appeared in Absolute Magnitude, Games, The Sterling Web, and a series of op-ed pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Daily News. Books he has worked on as a freelance editor have been published by Alyson, Doubleday, Padwolf, and St. Martin's.
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