Gary K. Wolfe is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at Roosevelt University and a reviewer for Locus magazine and formerly for the Chicago Tribune. His reviews have been collected in Soundings (BSFA Award 2006; Hugo nominee),Bearings (Hugo nominee 2011), and Sightings (2011), and his Evaporating Genres:  Essays on Fantastic Literature(Wesleyan) received the Locus Award in 2012.  Earlier books include The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (Eaton Award, 1981), Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen Weil, 2002), and David Lindsay (1982). For the Library of America, he edited American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s in 2012 and American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s in 2019. He has received the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and a World Fantasy Award for criticism. His 24-lecture series How Great Science Fiction Works appeared from The Great Courses in 2016. He has received eleven Hugo nominations, two for his reviews collections and nine for The Coode Street Podcast, which he has co-hosted with Jonathan Strahan for more than 620 episodes, and which won Hugo and Ditmar awards in 2021. He edits the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series of monographs for the University of Illinois Press, serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and Science-Fiction Studies, and administers the IAFA’s annual Crawford Award. He lives in Chicago.