Gordon Van Gelder has been the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction since the beginning of 1997 and its publisher since 2000. Through the 1990s, he worked as an editor for St. Martin's Press, where he worked on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, including mysteries, sf, fantasy, nonfiction, and unclassifiable books. He was a Hugo finalist every year from 1997 to 2010, winning short form editor for 2006 and 2007; a World Fantasy Special Award—Professional winner for 1999 and 2002, and finalist for 1995, 1997, and 2007; and a Locus editor finalist every year since 1997. He was an editor (and occasional reviewer) for The New York Review of Science Fiction from 1989 to 1994, and hence a six-time Hugo semiprozine finalist (and 1990 Readercon winner and 1992 SF Chronicle finalist).
His books as editor are The Best from F&SF: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology (Tor, 1999, with Edward L. Ferman), One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from F&SF (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003), In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords and Sorcery from F&SF (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2004), Fourth Planet from the Sun: Tales of Mars from F&SF (Thunder's Mouth, 2005), and The Very Best of F&SF: 60th Anniversary Edition (Tachyon, 2009). Most recently he edited an anthology of stories about climate change, Welcome to the Greenhouse (OR Books, 2011).
He has published a literal handful of short stories, in Christmas Ghosts (Hartwell, ed.), Swashbuckling Editor Stories (Betancourt, ed.), Young Blood (Baker, ed.), Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers, and NYRSF. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. F&SF has a web site at fandsf.com.