Profile of Genevieve Valentine

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Genevieve Valentine is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and slipstream fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Journal of Mythic Arts, Fantasy, Farrago’s Wainscot, Diet Soap, Shimmer, Jabberwocky, Sybil’s Garage, the Interfictions 2 online annex, Escape Pod, and Federations, edited by John Joseph Adams.

She was a founding editor of Defenestration magazine, where she wrote the Ubiquitous Film Review column, including the video-snark feature Abridged Classics.

She is a movie reviewer and columnist at Fantasy Magazine and a columnist at

Her appetite for bad movies is insatiable, a tragedy she tracks on her blog. She is currently working on a formula to evaluate the awfulness of any given film, a scale that will be measured in Julians to honor Julian Sands, who has bravely uttered some of the worst lines ever filmed, in some of the worst wigs ever made.

Genevieve Valentine is currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award.


Genevieve Valentine's Campbell-qualifying work:
"29 Union Leaders Can't Be Wrong," Strange Horizons, June 2007.

"To Set Before the King," Interfictions 2 Online Annex. Forthcoming.

"How to Write a Sad Song," Jabberwocky 4. Forthcoming.

"Carthago Delenda Est," Federations (ed. John Joseph Adams). Forthcoming.

"Bespoke," Strange Horizons. Forthcoming.

"The Drink of Fine Gentlemen Everywhere," Sybil's Garage. Forthcoming.

"Light on the Water," Fantasy Magazine. Forthcoming.

"A Garden in Bloom," Shimmer. Forthcoming.

"And In Their Glad Rags," Drollerie Press. Forthcoming.

"White Stone," Fantasy Magazine. Forthcoming.

"29 Union Leaders Can't Be Wrong," Escape Pod. Forthcoming.

"Synergy," Diet Soap, February 2009.

"Keep Calm and Carillon," Farrago's Wainscot, January 2009.

"Count", Cabinet des Fées. September 2008.

"The Red Shoes", Journal of Mythic Arts (Endicott Studio), August 2008.

"A Dinner of Chrysanthemums", Flashquake, June 2008

"Wedding Portrait", Quarter After Eight, April 2008

"La Belle Dormant", Byzarium, January 2008

"29 Union Leaders Can't Be Wrong", Strange Horizons, June 2007