Adamant Press is the publisher of the critically-acclaimed magazines Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Fantasy. It’s based on the central coast of California and is owned and operated by award-winning editors John Joseph Adams and Christie Yant. The name is a combination of Adam(s) + (Y)ant. Isn’t that clever? Also, it means adamant.

John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. His latest anthology project is The Dystopia Triptych, co-edited with Hugh Howey and Christie Yant. Other recent books include A People’s Future of the United States and Wastelands: The New Apocalypse. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazine Lightspeed and publisher of its sister-magazines Fantasy and Nightmare. Find him online at and @johnjosephadams.

Christie Yant writes and edits science fiction and fantasy on the central coast of California, where she lives with a dancer, an editor, a dog, and four cats. In 2019 she co-edited (with Hugh Howey and Gary Whitta) Resist: Tales From a Future Worth Fighting Against, and in 2014 she edited the Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed Magazine, which won the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. Her latest anthology project is The Dystopia Triptych, co-edited with Hugh Howey and John Joseph Adams. She is also co-Editor-in-Chief of Fantasy Magazine, and a consulting editor for’s line of novellas. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines including Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 (Horton), Armored, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, io9, and, and has received honorable mentions in Year’s Best Science Fiction (Dozois) and Best Horror of the Year (Datlow).

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