Gary K. Wolfe is contributing editor and senior reviewer for Locus magazine, where he has written a monthly review column since 1991 and currently sits on the board of the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. He received the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association in 1987, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1998, and was a 2006 World Fantasy winner (Special Award—Non-Professional) for criticism and reviews.
His critical works on science fiction and fantasy are Eaton winner The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (Kent State U., 1979), Science Fiction Dialogues (Academy Chicago, 1982), David Lindsay (Starmont, 1982), Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Glossary and Guide to Scholarship (Greenwood, 1986), Locus finalist Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen Weil; Ohio State U., 2002), British SF winner and Hugo and Locus finalist Soundings: Reviews 1992—1996 (Beccon/Old Earth, 2005), Hugo finalist Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001 (Beccon, 2010), Locus winner Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature (Wesleyan U., 2011), and Locus finalist Sightings: Reviews 1997-2001 (Beccon, 2011) . His essays have appeared in Science-Fiction Studies , Foundation , Extrapolation , Conjunctions , Modern Fiction Studies , The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and other journals, as well as in many collections and reference books, including The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction and to Fantasy (both James and Mendlesohn, eds.) . Wolfe also edited Up the Bright River (Subterranean, 2010), the first posthumous collection of Philip Jose Farmer's stories, as well as the two-volume American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s , forthcoming from the Library of America in October. With Jonathan Strahan, he hosts the weekly Coode Street Podcast, a current Hugo finalist. A graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago, Wolfe is a Professor of Humanities at Roosevelt University in Chicago.