Jason Sanford

In addition to being a finalist for this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel, Jason Sanford’s debut novel Plague Birds was also a finalist for the 2022 Philip K. Dick Award. Jason has published dozens of stories in publications such as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Interzone, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fireside Magazine along with appearances in multiple “year’s best” anthologies and The New Voices of Science Fiction. He’s also a two-time finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer for his Genre Grapevine column. Born and raised in the American South, Jason currently works in the media industry in the Midwestern United States. His previous experience includes work as an archaeologist and as a Peace Corps Volunteer. His website is www.jasonsanford.com.

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