Annalee Newitz

Journalist, Editor, and Author

Annalee Newitz first novel, Autonomous, was released by Tor in September 2017, and is a nominee for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. She is also the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday and Anchor), and is currently working on another novel for Tor, as well as a nonfiction book for W.W. Norton about ancient abandoned cities. She is the founding editor of io9, was the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, and is currently an editor-at-large for Ars Technica, as well as a freelancer for magazines and newspapers.

Annalee’s nonfiction has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She is also the co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek (Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press).

Formerly, Annalee was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley. She was also the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, and has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley.