Mike Resnick, editor of Galaxy’s Edge Magazine and L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest judge, is celebrating his 10th issue this month with celebrated authors Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Robert J. Sawyer, and Eric Flint also contest judges. Writers of the Future former winners Brian Trent, Laurie Tom and Tobias S. Buckell are among the other authors in this issue.
Four years ago Resnick became a Contest judge and has since routinely sought out contest winners and published them. To date he has published fifteen different contest winners for a total of 25 published stories.
Mike is no stranger to awards himself. According to Locus, speculative fiction’s trade magazine, he is the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 36 nominations), a Nebula and other major awards in the US, France, Japan, Spain, Croatia, Poland and Catalonia. He is the author of 75 novels, over 250 short stories, 3 screenplays and the editor of 41 anthologies. His work has been translated into 25 languages.
“I believe in paying it forward”, Resnick said in a recent interview. “I had help in the beginning with my own career, so I am doing the same for the new writers of today.”