The Full Wiki

More info on Kathryn Cramer

Kathryn Cramer: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kathryn Elizabeth Cramer

Born April 16, 1962 (1962-04-16) (age 47)
Bloomington, Indiana
Occupation editor
Nationality United States
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Hypertext fiction
Literary movement Hard science fiction
Official website

Kathryn Elizabeth Cramer (April 16, 1962) is an American science fiction author, editor, and literary critic.



Cramer grew up in Seattle, and currently lives in Pleasantville, New York with her husband David G. Hartwell and their two children. She is the daughter of physicist John G. Cramer.[1] She is a graduate of Columbia University, with degrees in mathematics and American studies.[2]


Cramer has worked for five literary agencies, most notably the Virginia Kidd Agency, and for several software companies,[3] including consulting with Wolfram Research in the Scientific Information Group.[4] She co-founded The New York Review of Science Fiction in 1988 and was its co-editor until 1991 and again since 1996. It has been nominated (as of 2007) for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine every year of its existence, fifteen times under her co-editorship.[5]

Cramer was the hypertext fiction editor at Eastgate Systems in the early 1990s.[6] She was part of the Global Connection Project, a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University, NASA, Google, and National Geographic using Google Earth and other tools following the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.[7]


  • The Architecture of Fear[8] (1987) with Peter D. Pautz – winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology
  • Spirits of Christmas (1989) with David G. Hartwell, Tor Fantasy, ISBN 0-81255-159-1
  • Walls of Fear (1990), Avon Books, ISBN 0-38070-789-6 – a World Fantasy Award nominee
  • The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) with David G. Hartwell, ISBN 0-312-85509-5
  • The Hard SF Renaissance (2002) with David G. Hartwell, Orb books, ISBN 0-31287-636-X
  • The Space Opera Renaissance (2006) with David G. Hartwell, Tor Books, ISBN 0-76530-617-4
  • Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) with David G. Hartwell
  • Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1994) with David G. Hartwell
Anthology Series
Short Fiction

Cramer has also written a number of essays published in the New York Review of Science Fiction. She is a contributor to the Encarta article on science fiction[10] and wrote the chapter on hard science fiction for the Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction ed. Farah Mendlesohn & Edward James.[11] Several of her essays have been reprinted, for example "Science Fiction and the Adventures of the Spherical Cow" (NYRSF August 1988) in Visions of Wonder, ed. Milton T. Wolf & David G. Hartwell (Tor 1996).

See also


  1. ^ Cramer, John G. (November 10, 2003). "The Sound of the Big Bang". University of Washington. Retrieved 2007-01-26.  
  2. ^ "Kathryn Cramer". EastGate Systems. undated. Retrieved 2007-01-26.  
  3. ^ Hypertext Horizon: An Interview With Kathryn Cramer
  4. ^ and
  5. ^ ; Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominations, Locus Online 2005: "All nominees in the Semiprozine category have previously been nominated, and the category includes the top two record holders for most number of Hugo wins: Charles N. Brown, with 41 previous nominations and 26 wins, and David Langford, with 43 previous nominations and 24 wins. David Pringle has 19 previous nominations, and won for Interzone ten years ago in Glasgow. Kathryn Cramer has 12 previous nominations, Kevin J. Maroney 8, both for The New York Review of Science Fiction; co-editor Hartwell, mentioned above, has 29 previous nominations. Andy Cox has one previous nomination, last year for The Third Alternative."
  6. ^ "Hypertext Horizon: An Interview With Kathryn Cramer",, undated; first published by Sonicnet
  7. ^ Global Connection Project team; Ewalt, David M.: Google Is Everywhere,, September 2, 2005; Hafner, Katie: For Victims, News About Home Can Come From Strangers Online, The New York Times, September 5, 2006; Thompson, Bill: Net offers map help after the flood, BBC News, September 2, 2005
  9. ^ MathFiction: Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder (Rudy Rucker (editor))
  10. ^ "Science Fiction - Search View - MSN Encarta". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31.  
  11. ^ Cramer's chapter on hard science fiction (opening paragraph, full text in PDF for subscribers only) in The Cambridge Companion to SF

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address