Kij Johnson (born Katherine Irenae Johnson January 20, 1960 in Harlan, Iowa) is an American writer of fantasy. She has worked extensively in publishing as managing editor for Tor Books and TSR (later Wizards of the Coast), collections editor for Dark Horse Comics, and content manager working on the Microsoft Reader. In her time at Wizards of the Coast, she was also continuity manager for Magic- The Gathering and creative director for AD&D settings Greyhawk and Forgotten Realms. She is an associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and serves as a final judge for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Johnson is the author of three novels and more than thirty short works of fiction.
"There is not a story in the bunch that is not engaging to the
reader.... This year's showcase seems to have an underlying theme
about communication and responsibility. Whether this was
intentional or not, the message is a pertinent one, and this year's
selections are enjoyable and meaningful. This is an excellent book
for lovers of science fiction."
Praise for Nebula Awards Showcase 2013
"Essential fare for short story aficionados, even though some of the contents have appeared in other collections." - Kirkus Reviews "Featuring writing of the highest quality in the genre, this compilation is certain to appeal to those demanding imaginative fiction." - Booklist Praise for Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 "From the cover by Nebula-winning artist Michael Whelan to the very last page, this remarkable anthology is filled with the very best.... All the inclusions are outstanding works of fiction." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "If [this] represents the genre as it stands today, the future has never been brighter.... These stories are singularly brilliant and immensely creative." - San Francisco Book Review