Ellen Datlow has edited more than fifty anthologies in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, starting with The First Omni Book of Science Fiction in 1983, back when she was fiction editor for Omni, the popular “science fact and fiction” magazine. After the magazine folded in 1998, she went on to edit the webzines Event Horizon and SCIFICTION, the fiction arm of the SCIFI Channel’s website, SCIFI.COM. But even though these venues focused primarily on science fiction, Datlow’s predilection for horror never waned. Since 1988, she has been editing the horror half of the immensely popular Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series from St. Martin’s Press, and recently edited two well received horror anthologies, 2003’s The Dark: New Ghost Stories and 2007’s Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural.
In the current issue of Fear Zone, Nicholas Kaufmann offers readers some insight into the woman who has won an International Horror Guild Award, a Karl Edward Wagner Award, two Bram Stoker Awards, two Hugo Awards, three Locus Awards, and a whopping eight World Fantasy Awards, the most in that award’s history.
You can read the full interview here: Ellen Datlow Interview