I write about science, culture,
and the future.
Shorter third person bio:
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of the novel Autonomous, nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, she’s written for the Washington Post, Slate, Ars Technica, the New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. Her book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science. She was the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. In a previous life, she earned a Ph.D. in English and American Studies, and worked as a lecturer at UC Berkeley.
Her 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. 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 an editor-at-large for Ars Technica, and a freelance science journalist for magazines and newspapers. 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.