Brian Youmans is a small-press publisher and editor. Starting in 1990-1, he has produced four "Best of the Rest" best of the year anthologies, focusing on speculative fiction published in the small press: Best of the Rest 1990 (1991, Edgewood Press, with Stephen Pasechnick), Best of the Rest 2 (Suddenly Press, 1999), Best of the Rest 3 (Suddenly Press, 2002), and Best of the Rest 4 (Suddenly Press, 2006). He lives in Mountain View, California with his wife; they are expecting their first child in early September.