I write about science, culture,
and the future.
Shorter third person bio:
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of the novel Autonomous, nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are a contributor to the New York Times opinion section, and have written for New Scientist, Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, the New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. They are also the co-host of the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. They were the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.
Their new novel, The Future of Another Timeline, comes out September 2019.
Longer first person bio:
Mostly I write books of the nonfiction and fiction varieties.
My first novel, Autonomous, come out from Tor in September 2017. It won the Lambda Literary Award, and was nominated for a Nebula and a Locus Award. My short story “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis” was winner of the 2019 Sturgeon Award. I'm also the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday and Anchor), which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in science. I am currently working on another novel for Tor, as well as a nonfiction book for W.W. Norton about ancient abandoned cities.
I'm currently a freelance science journalist for publications including the New York Times, New Scientist, the Washington Post, Slate, Ars Technica, and Popular Science. I'm also the co-host, with Charlie Jane Anders, of the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Previously, I founded io9, and was the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.
My nonfiction has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. I'm the co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek (Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press).
Earlier, I was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley. I was the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, and have a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley.