John Joseph Adams is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy anthologies. In addition to that, he is also a critic and publisher. He is a USA Today bestselling editor. John edits John Joseph Adams Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He also edits the magazines Nightmare and Lightspeed and produces the podcast The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy from WIRED.

John Joseph Adams’ first anthology edited was Wastelands, published in 2007. Below is a list of John Joseph Adams’ books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of The Dystopia Triptych Books

(with Christie Yant, Hugh Howey)

Ignorance is Strength (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Burn the Ashes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Or Else the Light (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Wastelands Books

Wastelands (By: Jerry Oltion) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wastelands 2 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (By: Nisi Shawl) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Harbinger Books

Harbinger of Destruction (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Universe of Xuya Books

Beneath Ceaseless Skies #142 (By: Scott H. Andrews) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2010 (By: Sheila Williams) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #195, Special Double-Issue for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 (By: Scott H. Andrews) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine Issue 85 (By: Jason Sizemore) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Living Dead Books

(with Kater Cheek)

The Living Dead 2 (By: Paul McAuley) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Living Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Federations(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Epic(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brave New Worlds(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Living Dead 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Way of the Wizard(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, June 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Magazine, July 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Moons of Mars(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Armored(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, April 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Other Worlds Than These(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, January 2015(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, November 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 35, April 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oz Reimagined(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine 13: October 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy #82-84(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, January 2014(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, February 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine 19: April 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robot Uprisings(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The End is Now(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wastelands - Stories of the Apocalypse(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 57, February 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Operation Arcana(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The End Has Come(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Press Start to Play(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, May 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine 48: September 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What the #@&% Is That?(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, February 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine 60: September 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 77(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine 67: April 2018(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 73(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 74(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 75(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Futures & Fantasies(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 105, February 2019(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A People's Future of the United States(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 107, April 2019(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 80(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 83(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 86(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 98(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Stormy Night(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 143, April 2022(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 153, February 2023(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 155, April 2023(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 161(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
KOBOLD Guide to Roleplaying(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Apocalypse Triptych series is edited with Hugh Howey. Oz Reimagined was edited with Douglas Cohen. Robot Uprisings and Press Start to Play were co-edited by Daniel H. Wilson. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 was edited with Joe Hill. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 was edited with Karen Joy Fowler. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 was edited with Charles Yu.

The Dystopia Triptych anthology series is co-edited by Hugh Howey. A People’s Future of the United States was co-edited by Victor LaValle. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 was co-edited by Carmen Maria Machado.

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John Joseph Adams Synopsis: Federations is an anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those who are apart of or attempting to run such societies. The stories in this anthology continue that tradition, including both new and reprinted fiction, with stories by Lois McMaster Bujold, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, Catherynne M. Valente, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and many others.

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