HUGO Award Winner Mike Resnick Joins Jim Baen's Universe

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The most award-winning living science fiction author, Mike Resnick, has been appointed Executive Editor of Jim Baen's Universe, the online magazine of science fiction and tantasy. Resnick has won 5 Hugo Awards and 1 Nebula Award.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWeb) December 30, 2006 -- One of the greatest names in contemporary Science Fiction is Mike Resnick. He says of himself, "I'm the author of 51 science fiction novels, 175 science fiction stories, 13 collections of science fiction stories, 2 science fiction screenplays and 3 non-fiction "how-to" books about science fiction."

"Although I've been the editor of 44 science fiction anthologies," I've never edited a science fiction and fantasy magazine," Resnick says. So I was delighted when Eric Flint asked me to join 'Jim Baen's Universe' as Executive Editor."

"Mike Resnick is the most award winning of all science fiction authors, a terrific student of the field and a great raconteur. I am very happy he's joined Jim Baen's Universe as Executive Editor. This is another indication that Jim Baen's Universe has become, in only four issues, the premier magazine of science fiction and fantasy. And if there are a lot more bad jokes in the upcoming issues--we're going to blame Mike."

Editor in Chief Eric Flint agrees, "Mike will bring very strong editorial skills to the magazine, as well as continuing to write potentially award-winning stories, like 'All the Things You Are' from Issue 3."

"I will be working closely with Eric and the Universe editorial staff to help make each issue of JBU better than the last," Resnick says.

According to "Locus" magazine, Resnick has won more awards for short fiction than any science fiction writer, living or dead. "When you add in novels, I am 4th on the all-time award list," Resnick points out.

"Jim Baen's Universe" Executive Editor Mike Resnick is:

Winner of 5 Hugos

Nominated for 28 Hugos (including 2 for Best Editor, the only freelance editor other than Robert Silverberg ever to be nominated, and the only one, including Silverberg, to be nominated more than once.)

Winner of 1 Nebula

Nominated for 11 Nebulas

Winner of the Seiun-sho (Japanese Hugo)

Winner of 3 Ignotus Awards (Spanish Hugo)

Winner of the Prix Tour Eiffel (France)

Winner of 2 Prix Ozone awards (France)

Winner of 2 Sfinks Awards (Poland)

Winner of the Future Award (Croatia)

Winner of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Prize (Spain) Winner of El Melocoton Mechanico (Spain) Winner of Xatafi-Cyberdark (Spain) Winner of the Hayakawa SF Award (Japan) Winner of the Nowa Fantastyka Award (Poland) Winner of 10 HOMer Awards Winner of the Golden Pagoda Award Winner of the Alexander Award Winner of the Bookworm Award Winner of the Locus Award Winner of the Science Fiction Chronicle Poll 6 times Winner of the Asimov's Poll 5 times Winner of the SF Weekly Hugo Poll 3 times Winner of 2 American Dog Writers Assn. Awards for sf stories Winner of the Skylark Award for Lifetime Achievement Winner of Fictionwise's Author of the Year in 2001 and 2004.

Resnick's most famous books:

SANTIAGO (international bestseller, continuously in print for 21 years)

KIRINYAGA (most-honored science fiction book ever, with 67 awards and nominations)

STARSHIP: MUTINY and STARSHIP: PIRATE, first two of new series, Pyr's bestselling books

"And, more important still, I'm lovable," Resnick cracked when asked about his award winning ways.

Jim Baen's Universe is the best Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine in the world, today, based on the number of respected, Award winning and best selling authors published in every issue, and also based on the number of stories in each issue. If Jim Baen's Universe weren't an online magazine, it'd be the size of a thousand-page book every other month. Founded by Jim Baen, and edited by Eric Flint and the Universe Team, JBU is published online every other month. Visit http://www.baensuniverse.com for subscription details.

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