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Sam J. Miller lives in New York City now, but grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He is the last in a long line of butchers. In no particular order, he has also been a film critic, a grocery bagger, a community organizer, a secretary, a painter's assistant and model, and the guitarist in a punk rock band. His fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, was long-listed for the Hugo Award, and has won the Shirley Jackson Award. He's a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop. His husband of fifteen years is a nurse practitioner and is way smarter and handsomer than Sam.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
   Boys, Beasts, & Men (2022)
Novellas and Short Stories
Sam J Miller recommends
The Death I Gave Him (2023)
Em X Liu
"Don't tell anyone.... I've always been kinda lukewarm about Hamlet. But The Death I Gave Him finally gives me a Prince of Denmark I can feel: someone whose pain and brokenness are so powerful and beautiful that they can change the world."
The Saint of Bright Doors (2023)
Vajra Chandrasekera
"I've never seen a fantasy world like this, and I've never met a hero like Fetter. Both will haunt me for a long, long time. Keeps on dropping bombs and surprises and brilliance and heartbreak to the very end."
The Strange (2023)
Nathan Ballingrud
"The protagonist, Anabelle Crisp, is a young woman out for revenge. Vividly drawn, she seethes with outrage and is armed with the sharpest of sharp tongues. I thoroughly enjoyed her journey. Pure joy, to finally see Nathan Ballingrud's astonishing storytelling gifts applied to the broad canvas of a novel. A killer score for those of us who are already hooked on the pathos and haunting power of his worlds, The Strange is sure to swell the ranks of the addicted immeasurably."

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Books containing stories by Sam J Miller
The Dark Issue 98 (2023)
(Dark Issue, book 98)
The Long List Anthology Volume 8 (2022)
(Long List Anthology, book 8)
edited by
David Steffen
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022 (2022)
(Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, book 8)
edited by
Rebecca Roanhorse

More books 

2023 Locus Award for Best Collection : Boys, Beasts, & Men
2019 John W. Campbell Memorial Award : Blackfish City
2018 Andre Norton Award : The Art of Starving

Award nominations
2020 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee) : Destroy All Monsters
2019 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Blackfish City
2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Blackfish City
2018 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : The Art of Starving

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