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 contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and have a monthly column in New Scientist. They have published in The 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'm currently a freelance science journalist, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and a columnist at New Scientist. I'm the co-host, with Charlie Jane Anders, of the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.
My forthcoming novel The Future of Another Timeline (arriving 9/24/19 from Tor Books) received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist. My forthcoming nonfiction book about archaeology, Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age arrives summer 2020 from W.W. Norton.
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).
Much 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.